Iowa District East (LCMS)

Iowa District East (LCMS)

The Iowa District East is one of the 35 districts of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), and covers the eastern half of the state of Iowa; the rest of the state forms the Iowa District West. The Iowa District East includes approximately 119 and missions, subdivided into 12 circuits, as well as 30 preschools, 10 elementary schools and 2 high schools. Baptized membership in district congregations is over 45,000.

The Iowa District East was formed in 1936 when the Iowa District (created in 1879) was divided in half. District offices are located in Marion, Iowa; the Rev. Dr. Gary Arp has been the district president since June 2000, and was reelected to a third term in 2006 [http://www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=10131] . Delegates from each congregation meet in convention every three years to elect the district president, vice presidents, circuit counselors, a board of directors, and other officers; the last convention was held on June 23-24, 2006, and the next will be held in 2009.

Presidents

*Rev. Herman A. Harms, 1936-38
*Rev. Carl J. H. Heffe, 1938-49
*Rev. Walter D. Oetting, 1949-63
*Rev. Fred H. Ilten, 1963-70
*Rev. John C. Zimmermann, 1970-82
*Rev. Alvin L. Barry, 1982-92
*Rev. Curtis R. Moermond, 1992-2000
*Rev. Gary M. Arp, 2000-present

Oldest congregations

*1854 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Lacona, Iowa
*1855 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa
*1855 - Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Sherrill, Iowa
*1856 - Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, Iowa
*1859 - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Luzerne, Iowa
*1860 - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wellman, Iowa
*1864 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Homestead, Iowa
*1864 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Monticello, Iowa
*1865 - Saint John Lutheran Church, State Center, Iowa
*1865 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa
*1868 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Fairbank, Iowa
*1868 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Victor, Iowa
*1869 - Saint Stephen's Lutheran Church, Atkins, Iowa
*1870 - Saint Peter Lutheran Church, Riceville, Iowa
*1870 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa
*1870 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Lowden, Iowa
*1870 - Trinity Lutheran Church of Dillion, Marshalltown, Iowa
*1871 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Mound, Iowa
*1871 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Newhall, Iowa
*1871 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Waverly, Iowa

Largest congregations

:"Membership totals are c. 2006."
*2160 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa
*1861 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*1557 - Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, Iowa
*1283 - Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Iowa City, Iowa
*1255 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Iowa
*962 - Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, Iowa
*867 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, Iowa
*847 - Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bettendorf, Iowa
*842 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Newhall, Iowa
*820 - Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa
*818 - Bethany Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*795 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Marengo, Iowa
*765 - Grace Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Iowa
*736 - Risen Christ Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa
*736 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa

Congregations and missions

:"Congregations established prior to 1930, or having 600 or more members, are noted (membership figures are c. 2006); in the absence of one or both of these within a circuit, the oldest and/or largest congregation is noted."

Circuit 1 (Benton)
*First Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine, Iowa - est. 1925
*Grace Lutheran Church, Blairstown, Iowa - est. 1912
*Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, Van Horne, Iowa - est. 1895
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Keystone, Iowa - est. 1895
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Newhall, Iowa - est. 1871; 842 members
*Saint Mark Lutheran Church, Garrison, Iowa
*St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Luzerne, Iowa - est. 1859
*Saint Stephen Lutheran Church, Atkins, Iowa - est. 1869
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Vinton, Iowa - est. 1923; 706 members
*Zion Lutheran Church, Shellsburg, Iowa

Circuit 2A (Cedar Rapids North)
*Concordia Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*King of Kings Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - 633 members
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Center Point, Iowa
*Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Marion, Iowa - est. 1923; 683 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Mount Vernon, Iowa
*Word of God Deaf Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*Zion Lutheran Church, Hiawatha, Iowa - 677 members

Circuit 2B (Cedar Rapids South)
*Bethany Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - 818 members
*Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wellman, Iowa - est. 1860
*King of Glory Lutheran Church, Swisher, Iowa
*Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Iowa City, Iowa - 1283 members
*Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Coralville, Iowa
*Saint Paul Lutheran Chapel & University Center, Iowa City, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - est. 1884; 1861 members

Circuit 3 (Clinton)
*Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, Iowa - est. 1925; 1557 members
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Charlotte, Iowa - est. 1873
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Mound, Iowa - est. 1871
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa - est. 1855; 656 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Stanwood, Iowa - est. 1875
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Lowden, Iowa - est. 1870

Circuit 4 (Davenport)
*Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa - est. 1902
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa - est. 1924
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bettendorf, Iowa - 847 members
*Park View Lutheran Church, Eldridge, Iowa
*Risen Christ Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa - 736 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Bennett, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa - est. 1870; 2160 members

Circuit 5 (Dubuque)
*Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa - 820 members
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Manchester, Iowa
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Monticello, Iowa - est. 1864
*Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Sherrill, Iowa - est. 1855
*Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Delaware, Iowa - est. 1880
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa - est. 1865; 736 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, McGregor, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, Iowa

Circuit 6 (Eldora)
*Christ Lutheran Church, Gladbrook, Iowa
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iowa Falls, Iowa - 651 members
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Hubbard, Iowa - est. 1879
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Wellsburg, Iowa
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Alden, Iowa - est. 1908
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Buckeye, Iowa - est. 1890
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Eldora, Iowa - est. 1882
*Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Latimer, Iowa - est. 1895
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Hampton, Iowa - est. 1916

Circuit 7 (Marshalltown)
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grinnell, Iowa
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Newton, Iowa
*Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marshalltown, Iowa - est. 1926; 454 members
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Melcher-Dallas, Iowa - est. 1921
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Oskaloosa, Iowa - est. 1892
*Saint John Lutheran Church, State Center, Iowa - est. 1865
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Lacona, Iowa - est. 1854
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Chariton, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Knoxville, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church of Dillion, Marshalltown, Iowa - est. 1870
*Trinity Lutheran Church, State Center, Iowa

Circuit 8 (Mount Pleasant)
*Concordia Lutheran Church, Burlington, Iowa
*Faith Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fairfield, Iowa
*Messiah Lutheran Church, Keokuk, Iowa - est. 1928
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Fort Madison, Iowa
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Muscatine, Iowa
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Wapello, Iowa
*Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, Iowa - est. 1856; 962 members

Circuit 9 (St. Ansgar)
*Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mason City, Iowa - est. 1919; 679 members
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, Iowa - est. 1872
*Messiah Lutheran Church, Mason City, Iowa
*Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ventura, Iowa
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Osage, Iowa - est. 1874
*Saint Peter Lutheran Church, Elma, Iowa - est. 1889
*Saint Peter Lutheran Church, Riceville, Iowa - est. 1870
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Osage, Iowa

Circuit 10 (Waterloo)
*Christ Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Iowa
*College Hill Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa
*Concordia Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Iowa
*Faith Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Iowa
*Grace Lutheran Church, Jesup, Iowa
*Grace Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Iowa - 765 members
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Iowa - est. 1878; 1255 members
*Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Denver, Iowa - est. 1921
*Saint John's Lutheran Church, Reinbeck, Iowa - est. 1896
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Evansdale, Iowa

Circuit 11 (Westgate)
*Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, West Union, Iowa
*Grace Lutheran Church, Fayette, Iowa
*Immanuel Lutheran Church of Klinger, Readlyn, Iowa - est. 1873
*Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Independence, Iowa
*Peace Lutheran Church, Oelwein, Iowa
*Peace Lutheran Church, Shell Rock, Iowa
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Fairbank, Iowa - est. 1868
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Sumner, Iowa - est. 1875
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Waverly, Iowa - est. 1913; 602 members
*Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, Iowa - est. 1890
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Readlyn, Iowa - est. 1909
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Sumner, Iowa - est. 1915
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Waverly, Iowa - est. 1871
*Saint Peter Lutheran Church, Westgate, Iowa - est. 1885

Circuit 12 (Williamsburg)
*Calvary Lutheran Church, Deep River, Iowa
*Hope Lutheran Church, Sigourney, Iowa
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, Iowa - est. 1898
*Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Keosauqua, Iowa
*Saint James Lutheran Church, Victor, Iowa - est. 1910
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Homestead, Iowa - est. 1864
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Marengo, Iowa - est. 1885; 795 members
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Victor, Iowa - est. 1868
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, Iowa - est. 1904; 867 members
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Conroy, Iowa - est. 1905
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Millersburg, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Ottumwa, Iowa

chools

Taken from [http://www.lcmsdistricts.org/ca/www/locators/nschools/s_summary1.asp the IDE web site] .

High Schools
*Christ Lutheran High School, Davenport
*Valley Lutheran Middle and High School, Waterloo

Elementary Schools
*Central Lutheran School, Newhall
*Clemons Lutheran School-St. John, Clemons
*Community Lutheran School, Readlyn/Klinger
*Dubuque Lutheran School, Dubuque
*Immanuel Lutheran School, Waterloo
*Lutheran Interparish School, Williamsburg
*St. Paul Lutheran School, Latimer
*Trinity Lutheran School, Cedar Rapids
*Trinity Lutheran School, Davenport
*Zion Lutheran School, Wilton

External links

* [http://www.lcmsdistricts.org/pages/default.asp?NavID=6721 Iowa District East web site]
* [http://www.lcmsdistricts.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=6722 LCMS: Iowa District East]


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