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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
"Strengthening the Church"

The Northeastern Iowa Synod makes Christ known by strengthening the witness and service
of the whole church. Synod ministries support and develop leaders, focus on mission,
and network the effective ministries of our congregations.


Welcome to the Northeastern Iowa Synod 

Jesus is God's 'Yes' to You

Because of Jesus' love, we are freed to serve our neighbors in love. Find out what Jesus' death and resurrection means for the world.


Connect with a Northeastern Iowa Synod congregation where you can share this light in community, strengthen your faith, and get involved. If you’re unfamiliar with our church, some of what you learn may surprise you.

The ELCA is an engaged, active body of people who put faith in God into action -- in millions of ways, all over the world. Visit the ELCA website to learn more.


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The Resurrection by Fra Angelico

World Malaria Day offering to support Namibia
27, 2014

In honor of World Malaria Day 2014, the ELCA Malaria Campaign invites congregations to take a special offering on April 27, with all proceeds designated for new malaria programming in Namibia.

The Northeastern Iowa Synod has been in a companion synod relationship with the Lutheran Church in Namibia since 1990. The ELCA Malaria Campaign's goal for World Malaria Day is $250,000, enough to start malaria programming in Namibia.

World Malaria Day gifts can be sent to the Northeastern Iowa Synod, with "World Malaria Day" in the memo line.

Learn more and download World Malaria Day resources.


Remember World Malaria Day
on April 27, 2014.


Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly
June 13-15, 2014
Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

The 2014 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly will take place at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, with the theme "Strengthened for Witness and Service."


Early bird registration is available until May 13, 2014.

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Synodical Women of the ELCA Convention
21, 2014

Women of the Northeastern Iowa Synod will meet at Wartburg College for the annual Synodical Women of the ELCA Convention for worship, lunch, election of officers, and more.

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Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event
July 21-26, 2014
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

The annual Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event (WIYLDE) is a leadership and ministry workshop for youth in grades 9-12 to learn how to become future leaders of the church. This year's theme “WIYLDE Foolishness.”

Learn more...

Namibia Needs Help Coping with Drought

Our Companion Synod in Namibia is experiencing a prolonged drought, with nearly 40 percent of the population at risk of hunger or outright starvation until the next rainy season. The Lutheran World Federation is working with Lutheran churches in Namibia to respond with cash grants for food and other services.

The Northeastern Iowa Synod is accepting gifts on behalf of this effort and will forward
them to the LWF. Checks can be made out to the Northeastern Iowa Synod with the memo "Namibia Drought Relief." Mail to: Northeastern Iowa Synod., PO Box 804,
Waverly, IA 50677.

Learn more about the
emergency response to
the drought in Namibia.



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