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Our Partnership in the Gospel

Pastors & People: Proclaiming the Gospel Together

Philippians 1:3-6

Heartland District Annual Gathering

July -12-13, 2019

Morningside Lutheran Church
1700 S. Martha St.
Sioux City, IA

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Cost per person is $15.00.
Snacks and lunch on Saturday will be provided.
Heartland District congregations are encouraged to send two voting delegates to the business meeting: Pastor(s) and/or Layperson(s)



Friday, July 12, 2019
6:00 pm Registration
7:00 pm Welcome and Worship with Holy Communion
8:00 pm Fellowship/Refreshments Getting to know one another

Saturday, July 13, 2019
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Opening Devotions
9:30 am Session I
10:15 am Break/Refreshments
10:30 am Session II
11:15 am Session III
12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Session IV
1:15 pm Business Meeting, Elections, Installation of New Council Members
2:00 pm Closing Devotion



Holiday Inn Sioux City
701 Gordon Dr.
Sioux City, IA 51101

Wingate By Wyndham
4716 Southern Hills Dr
Sioux City, IA 51106

There are numerous hotel choices available within a short driving distance to Morningside Lutheran Church. We have not pre-booked a block of rooms, as you are likely to get as good or better rates through your favorite travel app. If you want hotel suggestions e-mail the Gathering Coordinator at


“Our Partnership in the Gospel”
Pastors and People: Proclaiming the Gospel together!
Philippians 1:3-6.

We will be focusing on the ministry partnership between individuals, pastors, councils and congregations. As LCMC matures, we are finding that the individuality that LCMC offers congregations does not necessarily enhance the building of relationships both internally in our congregations as well as outwardly to our communities we live in without intentional focus on building those relationships. At the Annual Gathering this year we will be looking at ways we can build positive relationships between individuals, councils, pastors and congregations so that we may Glorify God in everything we do.


Pastor Perry Fruhling is the Coordinator for Pastoral Ministries for LCMC. Perry administers the certification process for pastors and seminarians who desire to be rostered with LCMC. Along with developing call committee coaching, he leads workshops for call committees across the country. Perry relates to the Ministry Board which develops leadership events, relates to seminaries and oversees our list of pastors serving in many different capacities. He utilizes his training in conflict resolution to assist congregations and pastors in creating healthy relationships in leadership and congregational life. Perry attended Wartburg College in Waverly IA and attended Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA; including a year as exchange student with Augustana Hochschule, in Neuendettelsau, Germany. Perry has served three congregations in Iowa and one in Texas. He brings his experience with congregations of many different sizes to this position, as well as his training, background and passion for the Church of Jesus Christ


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