Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

1024 W. 8th Street Waterloo, Iowa 50702


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Support and Aid for Northwest Iowa Floods

Please read the below appeal from District President Turner from Iowa District West - LCMS.ย  Financial and volunteer support is needed for our brothers and sisters in Christ who live in this area, many of whom have ties here in the IDE - LCMS.ย For congregations with volunteers who have completed LERT training, please be on the lookout for a deployment opportunity before the end of this week atย 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
My heart is full of thankfulness for the outpouring of generous support by the members of Iowa District West and beyond, in response to our disaster relief fund following the tornados that damaged homes, infrastructure, and lives.
It is with a heavy heart that I find myself reaching out to you so soon with another appeal. As you are aware, calamity has struck again with the floods in western Iowa. On Monday June 24, I visited Trinty Lutheran in Hawarden, Christ the King and First English (both in Spencer). Trinity has suffered major damage to both the parsonage and church building. Christ the King also suffered major damage to their church building. It appears that First English was spared. However, both Pastor Kaldahlโ€™s and Pastor McGinleyโ€™s homes suffered major damage. This brief assessment does not take into consideration all the families, individuals and even churches impacted by these flood waters - please keep all affected in your prayers. A major difficulty with this disaster, is that most homeowner and church insurance does not cover damage caused by flood waters.
In times like these, our faith community has an opportunity to come together and make a difference. We are reaching out to you today to request your support for our disaster relief efforts. Your generous donation will directly impact the lives of those affected by this natural disaster.

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ:
1. Keep our communities in your prayers. Encourage your congregation to pray for healing, strength, and resilience during this challenging time.
2. Through financial support. You may wish to consider a door offering. Your contribution will go towards emergency supplies, shelter, and long-term recovery efforts.
3. There will be organized efforts to provide physical assistance through Iowa District West LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team). If you are trained or would like to be trained by LERT please go to All LERT communication can be found on this site.
4. I encourage individual congregations to organize their own volunteer efforts. Just check with individual community leaders to find out their specific needs.

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ:
1. By mail: send your check payable to Iowa District West with โ€œDisaster Reliefโ€ on the memo line.
2. Online: and click on โ€œDonateโ€ to make a secure online donation. Select the โ€œDisaster Reliefโ€ option.
3. In person: Drop your donation off to the district office (409 Kenyon Rd., Suite B) during business hours (8am-4:30pm).

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜„.
๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ, โ€œ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ, ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด: ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉโ€ (๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐Ÿซ:๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ-๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ ๐˜Œ๐˜š๐˜).
In times like this, we remember the rainbow and the promises of Godโ€™s divine protection. But we have so much more than just a sign in the sky. The promise of the presence of Christ is found in the preaching of the Gospel and in His Sacraments. Rainbows come and are quickly gone, but the Word of the Lord endures forever.

We are deeply grateful for your compassion and willingness to stand with us during this challenging time. Your support is more than a financial gift; it is a beacon of hope for those who have lost so much.

Always in Grace,
Rev. Dr. Steven D. Turner
President, Iowa District West
The Lutheran Churchโ€”Missouri Synod
๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด! ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿข:๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿง

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