New research released by Lutheran Services in America shows most Americans from all sides of the political spectrum agree that cutting and restructuring Medicaid is a bad idea. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the proposed American Care Act would cut federal Medicaid spending by $880 billion over 10 years. By 2026, 14 million […]


On Tuesday, February 21, a record 300 Iowa ELCA members gathered at the Capitol to speak on behalg of children, families, and refugees.  For many, it was the first time they had participated and they found it an empowering experience.   “Lutheran Services in Iowa’s Day on the Hill gives voice to those who have […]


  ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth’s Eaton’s recent statement addressing President’ Trump’s Executive Order banning refugees from some countries is in line with our church’s tradition of advocating for the welcome and kind treatment of immigrants and refugees.  Since 1939 the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has been a champion for refugees from around the […]

ELCA Election Resources

The ELCA is blessed with numerous carefully prepared, theologically faithful, and thoughtfully written social statements and messages, providing remarkable resources to guide us as we engage as citizens in the public square. 2016 Civic Participation and Voter Education Guide Social Teaching Documents ELCA social statements are teaching and policy documents that provide broad frameworks to assist […]


Every year, Lutheran Services in Iowa, with a grant from ELCA World Hunger, sponsors this day of education and advocacy. Once again Lutherans from all over Iowa joined together to advocate for families and children in Iowa at the State Capitol. Northeastern Iowa Synod members boarded the bus in Waverly and Nazareth Lutheran in Cedar […]


Earlier this month, Lutherans from all three Iowa Synods gathered to meet with state legislators at the Capitol in Des Moines for the tenth year for “Lutheran Day on the Hill.” The day began early for Northeastern Iowa participants who get on the bus early in the morning at either LSI Bremwood Campus in Waverly […]