Visit of Bishop Steven Ullestad


Bishop Steven Ullestad of the Northeastern Iowa Synod preached Sunday, November 15. In celebration of his visit, a special offering was taken for the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37) is the guiding text for the Appeal. Following the service, Bishop Ullestad led a forum in the sanctuary on our partnership in ministry with the Synod.


After the visit, Bishop Ullestad posted the comment below on Facebook.

“What a joy to be with God’s people at Good Shepherd in Decorah. Mission is in their DNA. One of our leaders in general mission support, they help to sponsor a YAGM, are a part of sponsoring a missionary, proving support for a seminarian, will soon be hosting Barnabas Uplift and even more. No wonder they are such a joyful and hospitable congregation! By the way, Good Shepherd does all of this with an average worship attendance of 107.”