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WELCOME TO THE WESTERN IOWA SYNOD

Situated on lush farmland, nestled within and east of the rolling Loess Hills and the storied Missouri River, the Western Iowa Synod is one of 3 ELCA Synods in Iowa and one of 65 ELCA Synods in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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SYNOD ASSEMBLY 2023 DATE CHANGE

The 2023 Synod Assembly has been changed to April 21 & 22

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Synod Assembly 2022 Service Projects

See what we accomplished together!!!

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Some Assembly Required

2022 Synod Assembly - April 20 - 23, at the Sioux City Convention Center

Yes, ”SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED!”  We have not met in person since 2019 – it’s time to gather together again!  We want to gather safely, of course, and for the safety of all, we expect that you be fully vaccinated for Covid and wear a mask at all times indoors at the assembly.  In addition, voting members will need to bring an electronic device (such as a smart phone, laptop, Kindle/iPad) to be able to vote.  Please keep this in mind as you elect your voting members. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Wed 7pm - Bible Study with Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton-Webinar
Thurs 7pm- Diversity Training Rosecrance Jackson
Webinars are open to ALL.  These events will be streamed via Facebook live on the Western Iowa Synod’s page.    No special links needed. 

Friday-check in opens at 3 p.m.
Assembly begins with opening worship at 6:30 p.m.
Friday evening meal on your own.

Find  Agenda Here

Please sign up for work projects. Spaces are limited!
Email was sent to your voting email address.
Project lists and sign-up link were sent to attendees on April 5th

Reminder about voting devices. Voting members need to bring electronic device: smart phone, laptop, iPad. Flip phones will NOT work.

Available at assembly:
•    Rev. Judy Johnson (counselor in residence) will be available to meet 1:1 during the service project time. Reserve a time by emailing judith.johnson.rev@wisynod.org

•    Jennifer Prinz (Portico Benefit Services) is available to meet with and get your Portico questions answered.  You can reserve a 1:1 spot by email, JPrinz@porticobenefits.org, or stop by her table at the assembly when she is free.

Assembly offering will be split between Feeding the Hungry in the Western Iowa Synod and SLI Refugee and Immigrant Services. You may donate with your paper registration, bring your offering, or give now.

All assembly information may be found on the Synod Assembly 2022 page. This page will be updated regularly.

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THE WESTERN IOWA SYNOD OFFICE HAS MOVED TO ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH IN STORM LAKE.

This is a new opportunity to build new relationships with Lutheran Services in Iowa, the Storm Lake community, and to model partnerships between congregations and synod.

It is exciting to look forward to this new chapter of ministry in the synod.  

The new mailing address is:

1614 W. 5th Street

Suite 2

Storm Lake, IA  50588

Phone number remains the same: 712-732-4968

Living Our Baptism 2022

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