Reposted from the April 2021 Star By Marcia Hahn Each year, partner ministries that serve the youngest and oldest of our community and are affiliated with the ELCA are encouraged […]
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An Update on Call Process
As we emerge from the pandemic every ministry will be evaluating where we are and where we need to go. Some things may go back to “normal,” while some things will never be the same again.
Iowa Lutherans Gather Virtually for 2021 Day on the Hill
Last Thursday, Iowa Lutherans gathered virtually to hear about the intersections of faith and advocacy, learn about the mechanics of advocacy during a legislative session impacted by COVID, and be updated on Lutheran Services legislative priorities.
Little Food Pantries Making a Difference
By Pastor Mark Anderson, Assistant to the Bishop In late 2020, the Northeastern Iowa Synod was awarded a grant of $7,500 from the ELCA’s COVID-19 Fund to help families experiencing […]
Deciphering Online Worship Metrics or “Who is actually Watching?”
After a year of online worship, when the Annual Parochial Report came around, many rostered ministers and congregational leaders were caught wondering how to count online attendance? It’s not like […]
New ELCA Assignment Process
By The Rev. Steven Brackett, Assistant to the Bishop We have just completed the first round of the new ELCA First Call Process. This replaces the ELCA Assignment Process that […]