Iowa District West (LCMS)


Iowa District West (LCMS)

The Iowa District West is one of the 35 districts of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), and covers the western half of the state of Iowa including the state capital, Des Moines; the rest of the state forms the Iowa District East. The Iowa District West includes approximately 174 and missions, subdivided into 19 circuits, as well as 43 preschools and 10 elementary schools. Baptized membership in district congregations is over 65,000.

The Iowa District West was formed in 1936 when the Iowa District (created in 1879) was divided in half. District offices are located in Fort Dodge, Iowa; the Rev. Paul Sieveking has been the district president since August 2000, and was reelected to a third term in 2006 [http://www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=10124] . 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 18-21, 2006, and the next will be held in 2009.

Presidents

*Rev. Adolph Schwidder, 1936–45
*Rev. Herbert W. Berner, 1945–46
*Rev. John Theodore Martin Hoemann, 1946–48
*Rev. Gustav W. Lobeck, 1948–66
*Rev. A. Ellis Nieting, 1966–85
*Rev. Richard G. Kapfer, 1985-2000
*Rev. Paul G. Sieveking, 2000-present

Oldest congregations

*1858 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Dayton, Iowa
*1863 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa
*1866 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Boone, Iowa
*1868 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Boone, Iowa
*1869 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa
*1870 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa
*1870 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Marcus, Iowa
*1871 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Spirit Lake, Iowa
*1871 - Zion Lutheran Church, Dexter, Iowa
*1871 - Zion Lutheran Church, Storm Lake, Iowa
*1872 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lidderdale, Iowa
*1872 - Zion Lutheran Church, Denison, Iowa
*1872 - Zion Lutheran Church, Ogden, Iowa
*1873 - St. John's Lutheran Church, Hastings, Iowa
*1873 - Zion Lutheran Church, Auburn, Iowa
*1874 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Greenfield, Iowa
*1874 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Webster City, Iowa
*1875 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lone Rock, Iowa
*1875 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Adair, Iowa
*1875 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Ireton, Iowa
*1875 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Manson, Iowa

Largest congregations

:"Membership totals are c. 2006."
*2419 - Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Urbandale, Iowa
*2362 - Zion Lutheran Church, Denison, Iowa
*1601 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa
*1337 - Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa
*1273 - Memorial Lutheran Church, Ames, Iowa
*1156 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Ida Grove, Iowa
*1063 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Algona, Iowa
*1024 - First English Lutheran Church, Spencer, Iowa
*976 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa
*884 - Zion Lutheran Church, Humboldt, Iowa
*875 - Calvary Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa
*857 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Spirit Lake, Iowa
*850 - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa
*847 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa
*846 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Carroll, Iowa
*822 - Grace Lutheran Church, Le Mars, Iowa
*813 - Hope Lutheran Church, Des Moines, 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 (Adair)
*First Lutheran Church, Wiota, Iowa - est. 1882
*Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Anita, Iowa
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Adair, Iowa - est. 1889
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Greenfield, Iowa - est. 1874
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Guthrie Center, Iowa
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Adair, Iowa - est. 1875
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Casey, Iowa - est. 1882
*Saint Thomas Lutheran Church, Panora, Iowa
*Zion Lutheran Church, Atlantic, Iowa - est. 1877; 721 members
*Zion Lutheran Church, Dexter, Iowa - est. 1871

Circuit 2 (Algona)
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lone Rock, Iowa - est. 1875
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Swea City, Iowa
*Peace Lutheran Church, West Bend, Iowa - est. 1907
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Burt, Iowa - est. 1913
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Fenton, Iowa - est. 1902
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Garner, Iowa - est. 1887
*Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Cylinder, Iowa - est. 1895
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Emmetsburg, Iowa - est. 1911
*St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garner, Iowa - est. 1894; 775 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Whittemore, Iowa - est. 1885
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Algona, Iowa - est. 1903; 1063 members
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Mallard, Iowa - est. 1893
*Zion Lutheran Church, Ayrshire, Iowa - est. 1892

Circuit 3 (Boone)
*Christ Lutheran Church, Bouton, Iowa - est. 1892
*Memorial Lutheran Church, Ames, Iowa - 1273 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Ames, Iowa
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Boone, Iowa - est. 1868
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Boone, Iowa - est. 1866; 795 members
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Dayton, Iowa - est. 1858
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Perry, Iowa
*Zion Lutheran Church, Ogden, Iowa - est. 1872

Circuit 4 (Carroll)
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lidderdale, Iowa - est. 1872
*Peace Lutheran Church, Glidden, Iowa - est. 1898
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Audubon, Iowa
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Carroll, Iowa - est. 1886; 846 members
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Coon Rapids, Iowa - est. 1886
*Zion Lutheran Church, Arcadia, Iowa - est. 1879
*Zion Lutheran Church, Manning, Iowa - est. 1900; 672 members

Circuit 5 (Cherokee)
*Bethel Lutheran Church, Sutherland, Iowa
*Peace Lutheran Church, Marcus, Iowa
*Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Quimby, Iowa
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Germantown, Iowa - est. 1878
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Aurelia, Iowa - est. 1925
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Cherokee, Iowa - est. 1890; 715 members
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Marcus, Iowa - est. 1870
*Zion Lutheran Church, Paullina, Iowa - est. 1892; 682 members

Circuit 6 (Council Bluffs)
*Faith Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs, Iowa - 605 members
*First Lutheran Church, Missouri Valley, Iowa - est. 1928
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Logan, Iowa
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Walnut, Iowa
*Peace Lutheran Church, Harlan, Iowa
*Saint John's Lutheran Church, Honey Creek, Iowa - est. 1894
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs, Iowa - est. 1881; 628 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Oakland, Iowa - est. 1878
*Timothy Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Glenwood, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Persia, Iowa - est. 1898

Circuit 7 (Denison)
*Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Dow City, Iowa
*Faith Lutheran Church, Deloit, Iowa
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa - est. 1912; 704 members
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Denison, Iowa - 742 members
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Buck Grove, Iowa - est. 1904
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Kiron, Iowa - est. 1891
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Manilla, Iowa - est. 1886
*Zion Lutheran Church, Denison, Iowa - est. 1872; 2362 members

Circuit 8 (Des Moines, East)
*Calvary Deaf Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa
*Christ the King Lutheran Church, Altoona, Iowa
*Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Carlisle, Iowa
*Hope Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa - 813 members
*Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Indianola, Iowa
*Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa - est. 1946
*Peace Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Ankeny, Iowa - 606 members

Circuit 9 (Des Moines, West)
*Asian Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa
*Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Polk City, Iowa
*Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Norwalk, Iowa
*Faith Lutheran Church, Adel, Iowa
*Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Urbandale, Iowa - 2419 members
*Living Faith Lutheran Church, Clive, Iowa
*Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa - 648 members
*Rock of Faith Lutheran Mission, Waukee, Iowa
*Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, West Des Moines, Iowa - 742 members
*Sudanese Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa - est. 1901
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Van Meter, Iowa - est. 1885

Circuit 10 (Fort Dodge)
*Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa - 850 members
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rowan, Iowa
*Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Eagle Grove, Iowa
*Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa - est. 1924
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Vincent, Iowa - est. 1877
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa - est. 1863; 1601 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Webster City, Iowa - est. 1874
*Saint Peter Lutheran Church, Woolstock, Iowa

Circuit 11 (Humboldt)
*First Lutheran Church, Fonda, Iowa
*Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Farnhamville, Iowa
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Livermore, Iowa
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pomeroy, Iowa - est. 1879
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rockwell City, Iowa - est. 1878
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa - est. 1890
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Knierim, Iowa - est. 1875
*Zion Lutheran Church, Humboldt, Iowa - est. 1884; 884 members
*Zion Lutheran Church, Lu Verne, Iowa - est. 1880

Circuit 12 (Le Mars)
*Christ Lutheran Church, Remsen, Iowa - est. 1887
*Faith Lutheran Church, Orange City, Iowa
*First Lutheran Church, Kingsley, Iowa
*Grace Lutheran Church, Le Mars, Iowa - 822 members
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Ireton, Iowa - est. 1875
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Ireton, Iowa - est. 1886
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Hawarden, Iowa - est. 1900
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Hinton, Iowa - est. 1885

Circuit 13 (Mapleton)
*Grace Lutheran Church, Correctionville, Iowa
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa - est. 1889
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Battle Creek, Iowa - est. 1883
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa - est. 1881
*Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Ricketts, Iowa
*Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Mapleton, Iowa - est. 1902
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Battle Creek, Iowa - est. 1892
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa - est. 1877
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Ida Grove, Iowa - est. 1888; 1156 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Ute, Iowa - est. 1898
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Anthon, Iowa

Circuit 14 (Northwest)
*English Lutheran Church, Larchwood, Iowa
*Peace Lutheran Church, Rock Rapids, Iowa - est. 1901
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Ocheyedan, Iowa - est. 1888
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Sanborn, Iowa - est. 1886
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Hartley, Iowa - est. 1909; 500 members
*Saint Peter Lutheran Church, Ocheyedan, Iowa - est. 1901
*Zion Lutheran Church, Ocheyedan, Iowa - est. 1887

Circuit 15 (Sac City)
*Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lake View, Iowa - est. 1912
*Faith Lutheran Church, Early, Iowa
*Peace Lutheran Church, Wall Lake, Iowa - est. 1882
*Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Lake City, Iowa - est. 1928
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Sac City, Iowa - 610 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Schaller, Iowa - est. 1920
*Saint Peter Lutheran Church, Sac City, Iowa - est. 1879
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Odebolt, Iowa
*Zion Lutheran Church, Auburn, Iowa - est. 1873

Circuit 16 (Sioux City)
*Bethany Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa
*Bethel Lutheran Church, Lawton, Iowa
*Calvary Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa - 875 members
*Concordia Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa
*Faith Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa
*Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa - est. 1926; 1337 members
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Climbing Hill, Iowa
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa - est. 1877; 976 members
*Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

Circuit 17 (Southwest)
*First Lutheran Church, Mount Ayr, Iowa
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa - est. 1869
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osceola, Iowa
*Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Villisca, Iowa
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Leon, Iowa
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Red Oak, Iowa
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Sidney, Iowa
*Redeemer Lutheran Church, Corning, Iowa
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa - est. 1906; 847 members
*St. John's Lutheran Church, Hastings, Iowa - est. 1873
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa - est. 1870
*Saint Timothy Lutheran Church, Bedford, Iowa
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Creston, Iowa - est. 1926
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Shenandoah, Iowa - est. 1928

Circuit 18 (Spencer)
*Christ the King Lutheran Church, Spencer, Iowa
*Concordia Lutheran Church, Lake Park, Iowa
*First English Lutheran Church, Spencer, Iowa - est. 1892; 1024 members
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Estherville, Iowa - est. 1892
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Spirit Lake, Iowa - est. 1871; 857 members
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Terril, Iowa - est. 1890
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Harris, Iowa - est. 1901

Circuit 19 (Storm Lake)
*Faith Lutheran Church, Sioux Rapids, Iowa
*Grace Lutheran Church, Storm Lake, Iowa
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Alta, Iowa - est. 1880
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Galva, Iowa - est. 1896
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Storm Lake, Iowa - est. 1885; 570 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Alta, Iowa
*Saint Peter Lutheran Church, Newell, Iowa - est. 1905
*Zion Lutheran Church, Storm Lake, Iowa - est. 1871

External links

* [http://www.idwlcms.org/ Iowa District West web site]
* [http://www.lcmsdistricts.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=6791 LCMS: Iowa District West]


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