Pastoral Care

Welcome Back Media Kit

This Welcome Back media kit is designed to help pastors and congregations encourage their members to come back to church once in-person services resume, and invite members of their community (and those who may have been tuned in to their livestreams) to join them in receiving the life that only Jesus can give.

View the media kit.

Congregational Planning For Pandemics

It is important for every congregation to have a plan in place in the event of a pandemic or an emergency.

Devotional Resources

Whether One May Flee From a Deadly Plague

Written by Martin Luther to Rev. Dr. Johann Hess adressing the deadly plague.

Spiritual Care Companion For Times of Disaster

This file offers multiple references for comfort. Comfort from God's Word, hymns in times of disaster, prayers for comfort & peace, and blessings.

Liturgical Propers For Pandemic

"In Times of Pestilence", a litrugical service.

Neighborhood Cards

Looking for ways to help your neighbor? Pass out this neighborhood cards to express your willingness to help those who are shut in.

Communion and Covid-19

As many LCMS churches are temporarily suspending their services for Corvid-19, we wish to echo the CTCR from 2006.

Online/Live Streaming

Here is a list of congregations that have on-line worship services.  Continue to pray for one another and our leaders as we navigate these unusual times.  View the list of congregations.

Church Resources

Here are a number of ideas for how your church can respond to Covid-19 including worship, service project, and devotional ideas, etc.

View the list of resources.

President Harrison's Message

The entities of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), including her seminaries and universities, have been taking various actions in response to government recommendations and mandates to try to stem the spread of COVID-19. We do not want to add to what at times seems like a circus of media hype and political nonsense. Therefore, President Harrison has shared some biblical insight as to our response in this situation.

Watch President Harrison's Speach Amid the Pandemic