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President’s Piece for Peace – March 2016

In this season of Lent sermons and classes will focus on the passion of Christ. This is good and right that this be done. Apart from Jesus’ passion in our stead we remain sufferers of our own device. His passion … Continue reading

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The Miracle

You have heard it as many times as I have. I refer to the use of the word “miracle.” In the early 1970s Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers caught a deflected pass and ran it in for a touchdown. … Continue reading

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For Mid-Sized Employers (50 – 99 Workers/Full Time Equivalents)

This News Story targeted to mid-sized employers with 50-99 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) workers as defined by the Affordable Care Act.  Beginning 1/1/2016 they are subject to the “Play or Pay” rule, which is contained in the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared … Continue reading

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August 2015 Issue of IDE Today

The August 2015 issue of IDE Today is now available online. If you have not received it at your churches it should be available soon. This District Convention Recap Issue includes a photo retrospective, a recap article, along with stories submitted … Continue reading

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Open to Marriage, Open to Children: Our Identity as God’s Children

Open to Marriage, Open to Children: Our Identity as God’s Children Come hear a special presentation from your District Life Coordinator, Rev. Alex Post from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshalltown! Meet a young child – what does he want to … Continue reading

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Operation Barnabas: “Get Connected”

Save the Date! “Get Connected” Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Coffee and rolls at 9) St. Paul Lutheran Church 1100 SE Sharon Drive, Ankeny, Iowa Iowa District East and West Operation Barnabas invite you to attend … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday – April 5, 2015

Today’s Reading: Mark 16:1-8 “He has risen; he is not here.” – Mark 16:6 For the two Marys who went to the tomb early that Sunday morning. It must have seemed like the end. They went there to finish preparing … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday – April 4, 2015

Today’s Reading: Matthew 27:57-66 “So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.” – Matthew 27:66 “We now commit the body of our (brother/sister) to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust … Continue reading

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Good Friday – April 3, 2015

Today’s Reading: John 19:17-30 “It is finished!” – John 19:30 In the beginning – darkness. The earth – without form, void. Then, the Word ordered the universe into existence. Light overcame darkness. Everything was perfect. Man, created in the image … Continue reading

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Holy Thursday – April 2, 2015

Today’s Reading: Mark 14:12-26 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”  And he took a cup, and when he had given … Continue reading

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