Linked below are two documents from regional and state church leaders in response to the recent statements by Governor Reynolds regarding church gatherings.
The Deans and Chaplains (clergy leadership) of the Northeastern Iowa Synod of the ELCA have written a letter commending and encouraging congregations in the work of distance-ministry. Click here to read this letter.
Faith leaders from across the state have written and signed onto a document titled, “Ecumenical Statement About Religious Gatherings.” Click here to read the statement.
First Lutheran Church will remain closed for in-person gatherings through May 31, as previously publicized. FLC staff and council will continue to monitor the situation and provide you further updates later in the month.