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In Mission with Christ Through Each and All

[March 19, 2015] I greet you in the name of Jesus on this St Joseph Day. Today has been a busy one in terms of interesting items that I want to bring to your attention.  [more]

1 Albia, Grace
8 Ankeny, St. Anne's
22 Council Bluffs, St. Paul’s
29 Ottumwa, Trinity Church (Palm Sunday)

1 Des Moines, Cathedral Church of St. Paul
12 Des Moines, St. Andrew's (Metro Chapter Regional Confirmation)
19 Sioux City, St. Thomas' (Sioux City Chapter Regional Confirmation)
26 Ames, St. John's by the Campus

2015 Visitation Schedule 

RSVP for Bishop's Teaching Conversations in each Chapter
The weekend's conversations will be based on some of the issues raised in the book: Unapologetic by Francis Spufford.

Big Five
Matthew 25



Diocesan Events

Mar 6-8 - New Beginnings #14 (Jr. High ages) Ames
Mar 6-7 - Provincial Synod (Province VI) in Minneapolis
Mar 14 - Workshop for Wardens, St. Paul's, Grinnell
Mar 21 - Board of Directors meeting
Mar 27-28 - Commision on Ministry meeting, Des Moines
Mar 28 - AGAPE CAFE Breakfast Fundraiser, Old Brick Church, Iowa City 8-11am
Mar 30 - Chrism Mass
Apr 5 - EASTER
Apr 10-11
- Happening #38 (Sr. High ages) Iowa City
                   registration deadline - March 16
Apr 25 - Baptismal Living Day with Dwight Zscheile

Spring Chapter Meetings

Mar 8 - Northwest Chapter, 3pm, St. Mark's, Ft. Dodge
Mar 14 - South Central Chapter, 10:30am, St. Andrew's Chariton
Mar 22 - East Chapter, 2pm, St. Mark's, Maquoketa
Mar 22 - North Cedar Valley Chapter, 2pm, Trinity, Waterloo
Mar 22 - Southeast Chapter, 2pm Christ Church, Burlington
Apr 8 - Sioux City Chapter, 10am, All Saints', Storm Lake
Apr 11 - Metro Chapter, 11:30am, St. Andrew's, Des Moines
Apr 12 - Southwest Chapter, 2pm, St. Paul's, Harlan
Apr 19 - Three Rivers Chapter

Looking Ahead

May 14-16 - Clergy Conference
Jun 6 - Deacons' Day
Jun 19-21 - Ministry School & Retreat, Grinnell, IA
June 25-July 3 - General Convention (Salt Lake City, UT)

Rector, St. Martin's, Perry 
Communications Coordinator, Office of the Bishop
162nd Diocesan Convention (held in October 2014) Results of Elections, Resolutions and Indaba are posted. 

Training Guidelines for Licensed Ministries In 2014 the Commission on Ministry developed training guidelines for licensed ministries for use in congregations.

Iowa Episcopalians joining in ministry and mission.
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Each Tuesday from February 25 - April 21 (except Holy Week and Easter Week) a new chapter will be the topic of this blog. This year's book:

The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age

Read, Comment and plan to attend the Baptismal Living Day in West Des Moines on April 25 to meet the author and work together in our Diocese's congregations toward Agile Churches.

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zcheile

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zcheile


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Iowa Connections is the print publication of the Diocese of Iowa, and is published 5 times per year as a wrap-around of the Episcopal Journal. It is to be distributed to every family in each congregation in Iowa. Contact your church office to be added to their mailing list, or to make changes to your subscription!



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