About this guide
It is my privilege to welcome you to the 2017 Assembly of the Southeastern Iowa Synod. The materials included in the pre-assembly packet are intended to prepare you for your participation in this year's gathering.
I hope you will find everything you need to know in what is provided here. If not, please do not hesitate to contact our assembly manager, Kathy Smith, at email@example.com, or 319-338-1273.
All the people involved in planning this year's gathering are excited about what promises to be a hope-filled event. As we prepare for worship and informational sessions, a banquet, and to welcome special guests, we want you to share in the excitement of what it means that God So Loves the World.
I am especially looking forward to sharing some of my thoughts about the ways God continues to call us into a hope-filled future and I am anxious to hear and learn from you.
Select portions of this assembly will be recorded and made available on the synod's website for those who are not able to gather with us.
Again, welcome. Your presence matters to this church and to the mission God has entrusted to us. As we meet in assembly…. And then as we are sent out, our partnership will be strengthened not simply because we are together, but because God So Loves the World. The whole world.
Peace to you all,
Bishop Michael L. Burk