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The Iowa District West Operation Barnabas Task Force, along with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, invites you to the sixth annual conference Saturday, October 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Coffee and rolls from 9 to 9:30 a.m.) The conference will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1844 Highland Drive, Carroll, Iowa. Presenters include Rev. Craig Muehler, Operation Barnabas Director, and Rev. Michael Wolfram, representative from VA Hospital. You will also learn about special projects from area chapters. There is no charge for the conference and lunch will be provided. Registration may be done online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RKFBHYS
or forms are available for download below. (Register by October 1.) You are invited to bring any of these items: clothing for men & women (sizes: adult medium, large & extra-large needed. For health reasons, all items must be new.), underclothes, coffee, travel mugs, sugar packets, creamer, canned meats, chewing gum, microwave popcorn, snack-type foods, granola bars, deodorant, bath soap, feminine sanitary products, perfume or cologne, shampoo & conditioner, denture cleaning supplies, disposable razors (“twin blade” or better), toilet paper, paper towels, dryer sheets, laundry detergent, baby diapers (for veterans with young children), “thumb” drives, craft kits & models (non-toxic paints & glues), reading glasses (1.75 power & up).Conference Flier
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The next Iowa District West Pastoral Conference will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 8301 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale on September 24-25, 2018. Our conference presenter will be Ted Kober on the topic, “Built on the Rock: The Healthy Congregation.”Cover Letter
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We share with the leadership of our congregations the names and ordination dates of Iowa District West pastors who will celebrate “special” ordination anniversaries during 2017. Congregations are encouraged to observe these ministry milestones with an appropriate celebration.
If we have erred or failed to include someone who is observing an anniversary this year, please contact Jill Davis at the District office.
We rejoice and give thanks to God with these gifts to His Church.
The Human Care Committee shares the following Bible studies to help carry out resolution 2-04 from the 2015 district convention: Resolved, that the congregations, schools and other ministries of Iowa District West be encouraged to incorporate at least one intentional act of Christian mercy into their annual ministry plans with the goal of serving especially the citizens and institutions of their local community. May it make your congregation aware of the opportunities in your local community to share God’s mercy.
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Preparing Congregational Leadership for Ministry with Christ.
The purpose of this Fund is to provide assistance to rostered pastors and professional church workers in Iowa District West in addressing financial issues which undermine the effectiveness of their ministries