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Western Iowa Synod Assembly

April 9-10 - 2021

Please click the link to view the 2021 Synod Assembly recorded livestream video. Portions of the video may be muted due to copyright claims. Link will open in a new window/tab.


2020 Your gifts at work! This video was shown during the 2021 Synod Assembly:

Reports are available on the website. Click the synod assembly tab and then the 2021 Synod Assembly tile.  Watch for any updates.

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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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Ministry Grant - OPEN DOORS
ELCA grant for congregations.

Apply today for an Open Doors Grant! Open Doors is a new initiative to support ELCA congregations interested in meeting new people as we transition into a time of re-gathering in physical spaces, as COVID-19 considerations allow. Any ELCA congregation with a specific and actionable idea can apply! Learn more at

Note Deadlines:

May 14 - Deadline to Register in ELCA GrantMaker

May 19 - Grant application closes