Diocese of Iowa

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September 7, 2016

Greg Mazunik plays the guitar at a Breaking Bread gathering held in a pizzeria. Photo: Breaking Bread

[Episcopal News Service] A few weeks ago at the Iowa State Fair, not far from the corn dogs, carnival games and Ferris wheel, the Rev. Lydia Bucklin baptized her two young children...

September 11, 2011

Retired Diocese of Iowa Bishop Walter C. Righter, 87, died Sept. 11 after a long period of illness. He had lived just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"The Episcopal Church can give thanks for the life of a faithful and prophetic servant. He proclaimed the gospel for more than 60 years...

August 4, 2010

Editor's note: This story was updated Friday, Aug. 6.

The Rev. Martha Kester, a chaplain and 1st lieutenant in the Iowa National Guard and rector at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Des Moines, Iowa, is scheduled to leave Aug. 9 for a 12 month deployment to Afghanistan.

Kester, who...

March 27, 2009

The Rev. Canon Debbie Shew gripped her crowbar and tugged a sheet of rotted paneling from the wall of a flood-ravaged home and thought about the carpenter who nailed it up. She thought about the children who grew up there, the family that called the house home.

"I thought about leaving...

January 21, 2009

In an unusual appointment, an Episcopal priest will join the senior management team of a major Roman Catholic hospital. The Rev. Barbara McCaulley, a priest in the Diocese of Iowa, has been named vice president for mission and ethics at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, located in Mason City....

November 7, 2008

Exploring relationships between science, food and faith, more than 100 participants traveled to Faith Lutheran Church in Clive, Iowa October 31-November 2 for the "Food and Faith: Making the Connection" conference.

 

Scientists from many disciplines, members of clergy, and persons...

September 15, 2008

A group of Episcopalians from the Diocese of Iowa will deliver the gift of clean water to hundreds of people in Swaziland next month, thanks to funds raised by the Waters of Hope Bike Ride held in early May. The ride raised more than $65,000 for clean water projects in various parts of the...

June 22, 2008

As waters recede following the worst flooding in 15 years in Iowa, Episcopalians throughout the state are banding together to provide a variety of services to victims and those cleaning up the mess left by what is being termed "Iowa's Katrina."

 

In a pastoral letter sent to...

June 17, 2008

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is providing emergency assistance to communities devastated by ongoing flooding in Iowa. So far the flood waters are responsible for the deaths of five people, the displacement of 38,000 others and have inflicted up to $1 billion in damage to Iowa's...

April 30, 2008

Twelve hearty peddlers took to the highways and byways of Iowa early on the morning of Ascension Day, May 1, as the Waters of Hope bike ride officially got underway. The riders come from three states: Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

 

Following a "blessing of the bikes" by Iowa...

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