Iowa District East

Lutherans respond after ‘derecho’ wind storm devastates Iowa cities and farms

On Monday, Aug. 10, the storm tore through the Midwest, taking down trees and power lines, leveling corn crops, and cutting the area off from power and phone signals.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Gary M. Arp, president emeritus of LCMS Iowa District East

The Rev. Dr. Gary M. Arp died on March 12. He was 85.

Nebraska, other states face historic flooding

On Thursday, March 21, Synod representatives will visit Nebraska to conduct an assessment of damage with the district president and other officials.

Saunders re-elected in Iowa East

The Rev. Brian S. Saunders of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was re-elected by affirmation to his fourth term as president of the LCMS Iowa District East.

LCMS members play key role in passing Iowa fetal heartbeat bill

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the bill — which prohibits most abortions once a heartbeat is detectable by ultrasound — on May 4. Previously in Iowa, most abortions were permitted up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Photo gallery: 2015 LWML Convention in Des Moines, Iowa

The 36th Biennial Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League was held June 25-28, 2015, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa District East re-elects Saunders president

Delegates to the LCMS Iowa District East convention, June 26-27 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, elect the Rev. Dr. Brian S. Saunders of Cedar Rapids by acclamation to his third three-year term.