Pastor Mike Massa wrote this for the pastor who followed him.  It is a wonderful gift to actually leave a congregation when you leave. Blessings to you on this wonderful day. As your predecessor at Immanuel, I am giving you a very precious gift on this special day. I promise before God and before my […]

Day of Renewal is a mini-Retreat for synod rostered leaders that was initiated by Northeastern Iowa Synod Bishop Steven Ullestad shortly after he was elected when he saw there was a need for leaders to take some time to get away during Lent and care for each other. The bishop remembers that at first there […]

Our Guest Blogger is the Rev. Amy Zalk Larson, Campus Pastor at Luther College shares some reflections from her Sabbatical. HOLY INVITATIONS FOR HURRIED PEOPLE Reflections from a sabbatical by Amy Zalk Larson, Campus Pastor, Luther by Amy Zalk Larson, Campus Pastor, Luther College Does your life feel crazy busy? Is there constant pressure to […]

So you got on Facebook.  Now what? This is not about what to share or not to share in your status about your life on Facebook.  I have some opinions about that (I personally don’t think you ought to be sharing about your therapy sessions) but I think you have to figure out for yourself […]

Gracious God Let the people hear the good news of your love, forgiveness and acceptance in my words today.  Let me show them Jesus.  Amen.

Earlier this week the rostered leaders of the Northeastern Iowa Synod gathered in Des Moines  with the Western and Southeastern Iowa Synods for an all Iowa time of learning, collegiality, worship and refreshment. The festivities began with a little fun as Bishop Michael Burk of the Southeastern Iowa Synod, Bishop Rodger Prois of the Western Iowa Synod […]