Day of Renewal18

Last Thursday, as they have for many years, Rostered Ministers of the Northeastern Iowa Synod gathered at Nazareth Lutheran for a time of learning, worship, fellowship and renewal.  Bishop Ullestad remembers that when he first proposed this idea, there was some resistance to asking church leaders to take time out during Lent.  Even now occasionally […]

Celebrating Renewal

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, congregations and synods are asking each other, “What are you doing to mark the occasion?” The Northeastern Iowa Synod answered this question in 2014 when the Synod Council voted to adopt a 6-year plan called “Celebrating Renewal”.  Because the reformation was more than one […]

Elizabethblog

In 2014 Synod Council approved theme for the next 6 years called “Celebrating Renewal”, which lifts up characteristics of past church leaders which will help us move toward the future.   2015 we celebrated “Bold Leadership” and the example of Jan Hus. This year we celebrate Service and the example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. […]

JanHus3

by Marcia Hahn Reposted from the January 2015 STAR This year marks the 600th anniversary of the execution of Jan Hus, a Czech priest, and reformer who believed that scripture, instead of the Pope, should be used as the most important authority of the church. Hus’ beliefs echoed those expressed by John Wycliffe, a reformer […]

Celebrating Renewal

The Northeastern Iowa Synod Executive Staff recently met in retreat to look at and plan for the year ahead. We based our planning on the Synod Council approved theme for the next 6 years called “Celebrating Renewal”, which lifts up characteristics of past church leaders which will help us move toward the future.  They are […]