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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources

Please check back frequently for changes and updates as this situation continues to develop.





President’s Message


5/29/2020 — Encouragement and resources for reopening churches

In this video message, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages and suggests resources for congregations as they begin or plan for resuming in-person worship.

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Featured Resources


Coronavirus Features – Reporter Coronavirus Features – Reporter
New ‘Making Disciples for Life’ Bible studies to address wide range of topics
The Bible studies are particularly suited to the difficulties of COVID-19.
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Quick reference guide available for times of disaster
The easy-to-use guide offers advice on what to do before, during and after a tragedy or disaster.
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Grants assist church workers impacted by pandemic
As of April 30, $321,452 had been distributed in 229 grants to workers across the Synod.
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Congregations and Schools


Resources for reopening

Planning to reopen for in-person services? Use the resources in this Welcome Back media kit to get the message out to your members and community.

Resources for worship

These resources are intended to help pastors plan and lead worship services.

Resources for study

Reaching people outside of your church, especially during a time of social restriction, can be incredibly difficult. See how you can learn and teach remotely with these Christian educator resources.

Resources for congregations and church workers

Find Bible studies and more resources to navigate these times.

Resources for livestreaming

Concordia Publishing House is offering access to its Lutheran Service Builder software and related licenses at no charge until the end of sheltering in place.

The Lord’s Supper

“The sole purpose of this response is to promote and encourage the proper practice of the Lord’s Supper in faithfulness to the teaching and example of Christ.”

LCMS Youth Ministry and School Ministry

During the COVID-19 pandemic, LCMS Youth Ministry and LCMS School Ministry are providing encouragement and new resources for your ministry.

CDC Guidance for Community and Faith-Based Organizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website offers practical guidance for churches as they reopen.

Informational resource about SBA/PPP loans

Lutheran Church Extension Fund hosted a web discussion about the SBA/PPP forgiveness process.

 


Families and Individuals


Resources for home

Christ’s love and message can be overshadowed amidst nervousness, uncertainty and distress. Show families how they can draw closer to Him during these times with devotional material to re-center on Christ while at home.

Financial relief

Soldiers of the Cross Amplified grants support those who work for LCMS churches, schools or organizations.

Resources for distance learning

Gospel-centered resources to assist your home education.

Supporting your congregation

For our congregations to survive — and thrive — our worship offerings must continue as much as possible.

 

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Resources from our partners in ministry


These key partners have collected resources to support physical, emotional and financial health during these challenging times. LCMS ministries, workers and members are encouraged to access and make use of these resources as applicable.

 

Explore these resources by clicking each logo below:

 


Concordia Plan Services


LCEF

Concordia Publishing House


LCMS Foundation



 

*Visit these sites frequently for new and updated information!

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News and Articles


Reporter

Coronavirus News – Reporter
In difficult times, Synod boards continue work
Thursday, July 02, 2020 10:12:26 AM

New ‘Making Disciples for Life’ Bible studies to address wide range of topics
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:08:55 PM

Shutdowns offer LCMS schools new opportunities to serve
Monday, June 29, 2020 12:00:20 PM

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The Lutheran Witness

Coronavirus Lutheran Witness Articles – Reporter
The Failure of the Idol of Science
Monday, June 15, 2020 8:49:03 AM

Give us a blessed end
Friday, May 22, 2020 9:38:56 AM

Christ’s Care in Coronavirus
Monday, May 11, 2020 5:11:54 PM

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LCMS International Mission

Coronavirus – LCMS International Mission
Keeping Connected During COVID-19
Friday, May 29, 2020 4:13:50 PM

Project 24 Responds to the Coronavirus
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:47:57 AM

Africa team and COVID-19
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:53:55 AM

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KFUO Radio


coronavirus – KFUO Radio
Cross Defense – Would Jesus Wear a Mask? Listener Question Day (Rebroadcast).
Monday, July 06, 2020 5:29:30 PM

News Break – No singing in church allowed
Monday, July 06, 2020 11:00:30 AM

The Coffee Hour – Missionary Update from the Wolfs in Nairobi during COVID-19 Pandemic
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 9:30:53 AM

World Lutheran News Digest – Using Technology in a Time of Social Distancing (Rebroadcast)
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00:26 PM

The Coffee Hour – It’s Not Fair!
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:30:47 AM

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Commentaries


Your first source for insight and perspective from LCMS ministry leaders.

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