COVID-19

The response of governments, organizations, and faith Communities to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. As our congregations adjust to changing realities, we offer this page as a resources for all clergy, leaders, and members to give opportunity for ongoing worship, prayer, and faith formation.

ELCIC Updates

Letters from our National Church

March 16, 2020
March 13, 2020
March 4, 2020

 

Worship - Live streams

MNO Congregations who are provided worship services live-streamed for anyone to watch:

Sherwood Park Lutheran Church – Sundays at 10:30am CDT

Faith Lutheran Church – Sundays at 10:00am CDT

St. Luke’s Zion Luthern Church- Sundays at 10;30am CDT

Abundant Life Lutheran Church and
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church – pre-recorded worship, readings, prayers, and recorded sermons

Worship Resources

Here are some things to help maintain worship practice at home:

Worship.ca – the official worship website of the ELCIC. They provide Where Two or Three are Gathered: Worship for Small Assemblies

ELCIC Pastor’s Resource – a Youtube channel created by ELCIC pastors and congregations. Includes worship, devotional, children’s, and other resources.

Waytolead.org – an ELCA-affiliated organization offering resources to leaders. They have free Holy Week liturgies and PowerPoints for use in digital worship.

 

For Children

Children may need some special attention as they sense the anxiety around them. Here are collection of resource to minister to (and with) them.

Illustrated Ministry – Colouring sheets, activities, and podcasts

 

MNO Synod Letters and Updates

Letters from Bishop Jason, and ongoing updates. To receive updates directly, sign up for our newsletter.

March 16, 2020
March 13, 2020

Letters from Church Partners and invitations for prayer.

LWF Invitation to Prayer – a joint invitation with the Roman Catholic Church

Daily Devotions

Resources to stay connected with scripture and active in prayer:

God Pause – a daily devotional from Luther Seminary, St. Paul MN. You can subscribe to receive daily emails.

Lutherans Connect – a daily devotional for Lent

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Winnipeg – Weekly devotional via Facebook

 

Other Links

Other various resources available to congregations and leaders:

Faith + Lead – Resources from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) to help congregations adapt to challenges

ELCA – Resources and tips from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

 

Government and Health Updates

Frequently updated information and policy:

Government of Canada – Public health information from across the country

Government of Manitoba – News and updates from Manitoba Health, including COVID-19 bulletins

Government of Ontario – Dedicated COVID-19 page with updates and information

 

Upcoming Events

  1. 2020 Anglican/Lutheran Study Conference

    June 8 - June 11
  2. CLAY 2020 MNO Bus Trip

    August 16 @ 12:00 pm - August 24 @ 6:00 pm

Recent Newsletters

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March 15th, 11:05 am

A prayer around the ‘Full Communion Tree’ as we end our joint meeting of ELCIC National Church Council and ACC Council of General Synod ... See MoreSee Less

March 15th, 8:41 am

A re-post of the ELCIC Bishops' letter to congregations re: COVID-19. mnosynod.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200313BishopsUpdateCOVID19.pdf
Please share this letter with your communities.
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March 13th, 2:19 pm

In response to the many questions and concerns we are receiving regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Bishops of the ELCIC have jointly issued a letter to our members. You can find the letter here: mnosynod.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200313BishopsUpdateCOVID19.pdf
Blessings to you all.
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February 7th, 2:24 pm

Thank you, Bishop Susan, for putting into words our call to work for justice and peace in the world in Christ's name. ... See MoreSee Less

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