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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



In his March 27 address, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison reminds us that we are still "Joy:fully Lutheran." In Christ, there is much to rejoice and give thanks for, as we pray without ceasing in these challenging days. He holds up the work of Concordia Plan Services and Concordia Publishing House in providing important resources for churches, schools and workers during the COVID-19 Crisis.


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Featured Resources


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Devotional booklets to use during crisis situations
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod provides four devotional booklets to bring God’s comfort and peace during the coronavirus pandemic and other crisis situations.
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Psalm 91 memory challenge
Join your brothers and sisters in Christ as we memorize Psalm 91 together.
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Prayers to use during the pandemic — Series A and One-Year Series
LCMS Worship is providing updated prayers of the church for Series A and One-Year Series that can be used by your congregation March 22 and March 29.
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Video Devotions



During this time of uncertainty, our greatest comfort is found in God’s Word.

Tune in to live devotions on the LCMS Facebook page every weekday at 9 a.m. (or watch the archived videos).

These devotions, led by LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, LCMS First Vice-President Rev. Peter K. Lange and LCMS Director of Worship Rev. Sean Daenzer, will focus on the words of comfort and promise found in Romans, Lamentations and the four Gospels.


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Congregations and Schools


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.”

Resources for worship

Being a pastor during times of distress can leave you looking for resources to guide your congregation with Christ. Use these resources for online preparations for leading your congregation in Sunday streaming 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.

Youth and schools ministry resources

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

Resources for livestreaming

Concordia Publishing House is offering access to its Lutheran Service Builder software and related licenses at no charge through April 15.


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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.

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
‘We tremble not, we fear no ill’: As COVID-19 spreads, the Word of God remains
Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:14:10 AM

President Harrison comments on government recommendations
Monday, March 16, 2020 5:07:13 PM

Synod monitoring coronavirus news; missionaries safe
Monday, March 02, 2020 4:16:35 PM

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The Lutheran Witness

Coronavirus Lutheran Witness Articles – Reporter
Read Luther’s letter about plague
Friday, March 13, 2020 11:14:40 AM

When one can’t flee the plague
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 2:11:03 PM

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LCMS International Mission

Coronavirus – LCMS International Mission
Ministry in the time of coronavirus
Thursday, March 05, 2020 10:22:13 AM

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KFUO Radio


coronavirus – KFUO Radio
World Lutheran News Digest – Using Technology in a Time of Social Distancing
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 3:00:44 PM

The Coffee Hour – CPH FaithCourses
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 9:15:24 AM

News Break – Judges order abortions to continue
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:00:53 AM

The Coffee Hour – Resources from Concordia Plan Services during COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:30:42 AM

The Coffee Hour – Translating God’s Word in Times of Pestilence
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:15:41 AM

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Commentaries


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