ALL are welcome!
Confirmation WITH Mentors - Feb. 19th @ 6:00 PM
Lutheran Day on the Hill - Feb 25th 7am-3pm (FREE)
Join Lutheran Services in Iowa and Lutherans from all across the state for a day on Capitol Hill in Des Moines! On Feb 25th you can jump on the 7 AM bus leaving from the Synod office in Iowa City (other locations: Waverly, Cedar Falls & Newton). This day is essential for giving voice to those who are not heard, for seeking social justice, and for empowering people to exercise their right and responsibility to be part of the legislative process.
This year, we'll be focusing on four key issues facing Iowans:
- Sustainable Funding for Iowa's Children's Mental Health System
- Investing in a Strong Human Services Workforce
- Support for Services that Empower Refugees and Immigrants
- Why We're Called to Clean Energy Advocacy: Leadership on Climate Action
New this year: LYFT - Lutheran Youth for Transformation.
Youth have a unique and powerful role in faith-centered advocacy work. As engaged citizens, they can help shape the future for Iowa’s public policy and priorities. The L.Y.F.T. initiative is designed to integrate high school and college students into Lutheran Day on the Hill and provide exclusive opportunities to meet with legislators and social justice advocates.
To register or find out more about the events of Feb 25th click here!
Ash Wednesday Worship - Feb. 26th @ 6 PM
Midweek Lenten Dinner Church - March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1st @ 6 PM
All are welcome to dinner and worship Wednesday nights in Lent! We will be using a dinner church model and worshiping while we eat. We will be following the ELCA World Hunger's 40 days of HOPE and journeying together with a shared hope to the future God has promised where all are fed physically and spiritually.
Monday Morning Ministries - Mar. 2nd AND 16th @ 9:30 AM
All are welcome to join us in the SOF library to read the Bible, fellowship, and send out cards to members, visitors, and the wider community
Bible Trivia - Mar. 15th after worship
Stick around after worship and grab some friends together for a team as we quiz your brain on some BIBLE TRIVIA! Fun for all ages!
St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Games Youth Fundraiser - Mar. 17th @ 5:30 PM
All are welcome to join us on St. Patrick's Day for dinner and games as we raise money for the Confirmation classes trip to the Quake retreat. Enjoy a traditional St. Patty's day feast, as well as some alternative menu items. Full menu and pricing to come!
1st Communion Class - Mar. 29th after worship
Pastor will be holding 1st Communion class on the 29th from 10:30 until noon. All youth are welcome to participate and parents are encouraged to stay for the class with their child. The second session will be held the following Sunday, April 5th at 10:30 AM and that session is open to ALL who wish to freshen up their communion education. Youth will receive 1st communion at Maundy Thursday worship on April 9th.
Sign up to provide a weekly snack of cheese and crackers for Southeast Linn Community Center's After School Program!
For winter our special collection will be for WARM clothes! Particularly gloves and socks, but all warm items are welcome. We are also doing a special drive for laundry detergent, diapers, plastic & reusable bags, and feminine products.