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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 […]

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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 […]

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As part of our six-year celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Northeastern Iowa Synod is focusing on the Gospel this year.  At the heart of the Lutheranism is our deep commitment to the good news (Gospel) that we are saved by grace through faith. So that we may obtain this faith, the […]

Emboldened to be the church

  The weekend before Christmas I got the call that my father was dying. A winter storm had already begun and there was no way anyone from the family would be able to travel to the assisted living center where he was. My mother normally lives with Dad but she was two blocks away staying […]

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Every Sunday night folks from Grace and St. John Lutheran (Crane Creek) in Tripoli gather to “Run with God”.   It’s an opportunity to support one another as they improve health and fitness, as well as explore the connection between mind and body as a spiritual discipline. The program was started by Pastor Scott Duffus, who […]

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If you’ve managed to miss news of the latest craze of the Pokémon GO game app, you may be perplexed by the sight of people slowing down in front of your church, lingering in the parking lot or even standing outside with their phones as though taking photos. If you do see this sight in […]

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On Saturday, September 19, a remarkable event took place involving international relationships.   For the sixth year, the Abdelkader Education Project held its international forum, “Why Emir Abd-el-Kader Matters in Today’s World”, which brought together education, business and culture. Who was Abd-el-Kader, you may ask?  Abd-el-Kader was an Algerian “Sharif” religious and military leader who […]