The Synod Council met Saturday, December 11 with a full agenda. For the education session, the Council welcomed Joe Nolte, ELCA Church Council member, to learn about the ministry being done by our churchwide partners. In regular business, the Council received financial reports, learned of roster updates in the synod, made committee appointments, and extended…

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Winterset St. Paul Lutheran Church of Winterset participated in the ELCA God’s Work Our Hands day of service on September 26, 2021. This was their first year with the project, and it was a huge success. Over 75 St. Paul members and friends–children, youth, families, adults, and seniors—participated in a wide…

Amber Jackson-Elwer joins the Office of the Bishop in the role of Administrative Assistant for Office of the Bishop Amber Jackson-Elwer has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Bishop and began serving in the new position on September 28. The Administrative Assistant for the Office of the Bishop is responsible…

Twelve members of the Synod Council and Office of the Bishop staff met on Saturday, September 18, over Zoom. Beginning with devotions led by Vice President Sara Hegg-Dunne, the Council met to conduct business and receive reports. Business items included extending synod council calls, hearing reports from Bishop Current and Office of the Bishop staff….

Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, was able to join congregational leaders from Iowa on September 15 to share information specifically for churches about COVID-19, the current infection rates, protection measures, and more. Resources mentioned in this video:  CDC information CIDRAP (Center for…

Bishop Amy Current was privileged to serve as a panelist at the Bread for the World: Conversation with the White House on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. During the online gathering Bishop Current and other faith leaders from the Midwest shared with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships about poverty and hunger in…

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