Lutheran Chaplaincy Outreach
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Lutheran Chaplaincy Outreach (LCO), a not-for-profit organization,  was organized in 2005 to provide pastoral care to ELCA patients and their families at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). Thirty to eighty-five identified Lutherans are hospitalized daily at UIHC. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics provides office space, staff support, telephone service, and parking for the chaplains but not full-time salaries.  Look at our latest newsletter on our Newsletter Page!!!

Shepherd of the Cross Lutheran Church in Muscatine hosts their annual Harvest Festival from 4-7 pm on Sunday Nov. 1st. They are sponsoring Lutheran Chaplaincy Outreach with the proceeds they receive. There will be Soups, breads, and pie and also a silent auction and craft items. Their address is 3300 Hwy. 38 N.

Pastor Cindy BreedLutheran Chaplaincy Outreach (LCO) provides funding for Pastor Cindy Breed to serve as the      ELCA chaplain at University of Hospitals and Clinics. She has been a chaplain there since 1997. Chaplain Cindy is a dedicated and compassionate Lutheran pastor who knows the procedures at UIHC and provides comfort, reassurance and hope to patients and families there.

There are over 31,000 inpatients at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics each year and over 930,000 outpatient appointments in more than 200 clinics. In this 729 bed hospital, where the most serioiusly ill patients come from all over the country, the need is great for the love and hope of Jesus Christ to be shared. Here is a link to the UIHC web Site. the UIHC Spritiual Services web site is Spiritual Services. To request Spiritual Care from Chaplain Breed, you can call Spiritual Care at 319-356-2523 or 6-2523 on a hospital phone and request Pastor Breed. You may also reach her by email at


Here is a great new way for you to help fund the ELCA chaplain at UIHC. When you buy something at Amazon, just direct your browser to when you start shopping.  Everything you want to buy from Amazon is available at AmazonSmiles. However, when you check out, you can select Lutheran Chaplaincy Outreach as your charity on a special line in the shopping cart. Then the Amazon foundation will then send 0.5% of the purchase price to LCO at no cost to you.


If you want to give directly to LCO using your Paypal or credit card account, just click on the Donate  button and you can support our chaplain in just a few minutes.

The Lutheran Chaplaincy Outreach board of directors provides the direction, vision, and administration for this position and receives contributions from congregations, individuals, and organizations such as Women of the ELCA and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to support the LCO Chaplain. This board along with all of the LCO committees are comprised of volunteers who see the importance of this chaplain position. More volunteers are always needed.

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