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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
Bible study series for COVID-19
New Bible studies address the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding the church of God’s Word and promises for difficult times.
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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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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


Concordia Publishing House

LCMS Foundation


*Visit these sites frequently for new and updated information!

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News and Articles


Coronavirus News – Reporter
Fleming installed as DOXOLOGY partners with Synod for COVID aftercare
Friday, September 18, 2020 11:14:33 AM

Synod grant assists Panama COVID-19 relief
Friday, September 18, 2020 11:11:00 AM

Concordia, Texas, offers new online health degrees
Monday, September 7, 2020 10:45:26 AM

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LCMS International Mission

Coronavirus – LCMS International Mission
Reaching Those Affected by the Pandemic in Cambodia
Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:14:38 AM

It’s Summertime. Where Are the Missionaries?
Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:31:19 AM

Keeping Connected During COVID-19
Friday, May 29, 2020 4:13:50 PM

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KFUO Radio

coronavirus – KFUO Radio
News Break – L.A. County wants a contempt ruling against a pastor 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:00:44 AM

Let’s Talk! The Rev. Kirk Clayton Is In: COVID-19 and Pastoral Burnout
Friday, September 18, 2020 3:00:16 PM

The Coffee Hour – International Student Ministry – St. Louis
Friday, September 18, 2020 9:30:09 AM

News Break – LCMS helps Lutherans in Africa
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:00:14 AM

Cross Defense – COVID Conversations, Christians in Communist China, and the Church, the Cross, and Miracles (Rebroadcast)
Monday, August 31, 2020 3:00:58 PM

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