In 2017 congregations were invited to bring flood buckets to the Synod Assembly. Flood buckets contain essential cleaning supplies that can help families and communities affected by flooding, tornadoes or other disasters. Usually, by the time flooding has occurred, these items are in short supply and familaffected don’t have the time or means to shop […]

A few weeks ago congregations should have received their ELCA World Hunger Fall Action Guide for Congregations. This is a handy resource that belongs on your “Open right away” list. This packet is a valuable collection of resources to tell the story of the work of the church in feeding the hungry. Nearly all the […]

At the 2017 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly, congregations were invited to bring filled flood buckets.   Flood buckets contain essential cleaning supplies that can help families and communities affected by flooding, tornadoes or other disasters. Pastor Mark Anderson, Assistant to the Bishop who coordinates disaster relief work in our synod notes: “When a family’s home […]

The following was published in a Lutheran Magazine in Hungary by Aron Czapek.  Aron was a guest from our Hungarian Synod Companion who traveled to Houston with Trinity Lutheran in Mason City.   Please close your eyes a little, imagine your average day. Only in big lines, with all the habits, with the swirling. And […]

  It’s no rumor…the helicopters are here…..              …389 workers arrested…              …….“Pablo, take care of my children.”                      …..Tell anyone who is afraid or alone to come to St. Bridget’s.                            ………Postville Church Offers Refuge.                                    ……Give us courage, Give us hope…Give us love.. The litany read at “The Summons,” an Interfaith Prayer Service […]

Tawanda was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. After graduating from high school at an Episcopalian boarding school in Zimbawe, he decided to attend Wartburg College in the United States. While attending Wartburg, became a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Waverly. He worked summers as a camp counselor at EWALU and Although Tawanda received a BA […]