Guest Post by Pastor Mark Anderson, Assistant to the Bishop A man from our synod works hard ­— full time as a farm laborer or what some would call a hired hand — on a nearby farm. His wife stays home with their six children, plus the two they have taken in. They live much […]

When we think of the work of ELCA World Hunger, we usually think of all the hungry overseas who are fed with our gifts. What you may not be aware of is how many hungry people are fed in this country through the work of our own congregations. The ELCA World Hunger-funded Domestic Hunger Grants […]

 Christmas decorations are going up, Christmas songs can be heard at the store, Christmas cards are being mailed, so I guess you know what time of year it is… It’s time to plan for Lent. You should have recently received the “Action Guide for Congregations” from ELCA World Hunger. This guide has lots of ideas […]

At our 2015 Synod Assembly in June, the Northeastern Iowa Synod celebrated the successful completion of our participation in the ELCA Malaria Campaign, where we far surpassed our goal of raising $250,000, and gave a whopping total of $474,660.22. It’s clear the people of the Northeastern Iowa Synod are generous and have a heart to […]

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 […]

The following article by Alison Northrup was published in the January Newsletter of Zion St. John Lutheran in Sheffield: When I was younger, I was a picky eater. To be fair, the incident I’m about to describe involved eating lamb brains at an age when I still enjoyed the show Lamb Chop’s Play-Along. I was […]