highlights

We’ve heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  It takes a village to preach the Gospel. This past weekend, the rostered ministers and members of the congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod gathered to do the work that is necessary to ensure that the Gospel is proclaimed in response to Christ’s […]

safriday

It was all Gospel all the time at the opening of the 2017 Synod Assembly.   As a part of our six-year emphasis on  Reformation Renewal,  we are focusing this year on Martin Luther and the Gospel. Bishop Ullestad preached on the importance of preaching the Gospel and only the Gospel.   There are many ways to […]

Small Catechism

At the 2016 Churchwide Assembly, Bishop Eaton called upon ELCA members to read Martin Luther’s Small Catechism together in time for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on October 31, 2017. Maybe you missed this information.  Or you planned to do something but life got in the way.  There is still plenty of time for […]

facebookgroup

Back in February, we wrote about the differences between a Facebook Page and Facebook Group, Should your Congregation have a Facebook Page or Group? So let’s say you have your Congregation Facebook Page and now are looking at ways to use a Facebook group. Here are some ways you can use a group: Online Bible […]

synodassemblypreview

Next month, rostered ministers and lay people from the congregations and ministries of the Northeastern Iowa Synod will gather at Luther College in Decorah to worship together, discuss and vote on resolutions, elect synod council and committee members, hear from our church leaders and synod ministry partners, pray and study the bible, make new friends […]

flood buckets

When severe flooding affected most of the Northeastern Iowa Synod last fall, our neighbors in the Western Iowa Synod were quick to respond with donations flood buckets which had already been assembled. The lesson of being prepared was not lost. Now the Northeastern Iowa Synod wants to be ready for the next flood with flood […]

caminodesantiago

Last week I joined my friend Pastor Angela Shannon for an 115 kilometer (about 70 miles) walk through Northern Spain on an ancient pilgrimage route that begins known as the Camino de Santiago or The Way of St. James. The bible says very little about the twelve disciples of Jesus after the Resurrection and Ascension […]