District News

Early Childhood Education Conference
March 24 at Zion, Hiawatha

Registration is now open for the 2018 IDE Early Childhood Conference. Register online through EventBrite or return a completed Paper Registration form with a check for $30 ($35 after 3/09) to the district office: 1100 Blairs Ferry Rd Marion IA 52303 

*Continuing education credits will be offered for this conference. Please check back here for details to be posted soon. Attendees must register by 3/19 to receive CEUs.

Parish Nurses

The Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course has provided a schedule for Spring 2018. Download an informational FLYER with the schedule and how to register.

Middle School Retreat

Register now for the 2018 IDE Middle School Retreat! 

Register online through EventBrite or send a completed Paper Registration form with a check for $45 to the District Office: 1100 Blairs Ferry Rd, Marion IA 52302-3039

All students attending the retreat will need to bring a Health and Photo Release form with them to camp, completed and signed.   
Packing List

2018 District Convention 

Submission deadlines are approaching! Please ensure all documents are received by their due date. All forms should be fully filled out and signatures included.

Delegates, Nominations, & Memorials        January 31st    
Reports                                                               February 16th

2018 IRS Standard Mileage Rates (January 1, 2018)

  • Standard Business Mileage Rate is $0.545 a mile (IDE pays 90% which is $0.49 a mile).
  • Standard Medical and Moving Mileage Rate is $0.18.
  • Charitable Deduction Rate is $0.14 a mile.

These rates and other information can be found on the Church Office Resources & District Resources pages.

IDE Today


Our Fall issue of the IDE Today has arrived! Look for a copy at your local church, or view the online version here: IDE Today Fall 2017

Treasurer Contact Updates

Church and School offices, please update your treasurer’s contact information using the contact update form provided on the Church Office and District Resource Pages. Mail completed forms to:

Iowa District East – LCMS
Attn: Sherry Brendes
1100 Blairs Ferry Rd
Marion, IA 52302-3039

Professional Workers Packet

December/January Issue        *Submissions for the February issue are due JAN 15th

Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes from the Board of Directors Meeting on 7-25-17 are now available.

Building Use and Wedding Policy Templates

The Iowa District East Board of Directors recommends these policies for use by IDE Congregations.

Salary Guidelines

The 2016-2018 Salary Guidelines are available at on the District Resources Page.


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