By Pastor Mark Anderson People from around the Northeastern Iowa Synod contributed to a short video to send greetings from our synod to one of our companion synods, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH). Our two Synods have been exchanging greetings during the pandemic as we look forward to all the exchanges we will […]

Between 1904 and 1948, seven orphans died who were living at the Lutheran Children’s Home (now the Bremwood campus of Lutheran Social Services in Iowa) in Waverly.  They were buried in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School Cemetery.  Although they were named on headstones, there was no information about their relationship with the Children’s […]

by Pastor Mark Anderson, Assistant to the Bishop Actually, for hundreds of years Christians worshipped by gathering their household in their home. Those who attended worship in homes included the Apostles and Saint Paul. Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia. Romans […]

The Rev. Steve Brackett Assistant to the Bishop In November, we will begin using a new program to provide protection of children training. For many years, the Safeguarding God’s Children boundaries training program served the congregations and other ministries of our synod well by providing group, in-person training to help rostered ministers (pastors and deacons), […]

The rostered ministers of Northeastern Iowa Synod gathered by zoom for the 2020 Fall Theological Conference. As everything else in these times of pandemic, it was an adjustment.   For many participants, the main draw of this gathering is the opportunity to get together with friends and colleagues for fellowship away from home.  Another zoom meeting […]

This is the time of the year I encourage our rostered ministers to check and make sure their Hunger Action Guide is not languishing on the bottom of their stack of mail. This year what may be lost in your mail is a letter explaining that for the sake of stewardship, samples have not been […]