The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod provides resources to assist your congregation as you navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Congregational Planning for Pandemics
It’s important for every congregation to have a plan in place in the event of an emergency. There may be factors unique to your community that this resource can’t foresee, but it will help you in making basic preparations for communication, worship, pastoral care, leadership and community outreach.
A downloadable bulletin insert is available for sharing Worship insights and preparedness tips with your congregation.
Download Spanish Bulletin Insert
The following propers are offered for use in cases of pandemic, quarantine or other widespread illness, especially if it should prove deadly. This resource includes readings, a collect and more as we ask for God’s grace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Download Propers in Time of Pestilence
Concordia Publishing House
• PrayNow App — Apple | Android
• ‘Hear Our Prayer: Family Devotions’
• ‘Let’s Talk! The Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison Is In: Responding to Coronavirus’
• ‘Lutheran Response to Epidemic’
The Lutheran Witness
• When one can’t flee the plague
• Read Luther’s letter about plague
• Synod monitoring coronavirus news
Office of International Mission
• Ministry in the time of coronavirus
Rev. Dr. Mark Wood commentary
• Coronavirus: Nothing new about disease … or the need for the Gospel
LCMS School Ministry