Worship - Live streams
MNO Congregations who are providing worship services online (live, pre-recorded, or as a bulletin/manuscript) for anyone to access:
(Here is a good tutorial for crossposting facebook live videos)
Sherwood Park Lutheran Church – Sundays at 10:30am CDT
Faith Lutheran Church – Sundays at 10:00am CDT
St. Luke’s Zion Lutheran Church– Sundays at 10:30am CDT
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church – worship, devotions, and recorded sermons
Messiah Lutheran Church – mid-week Holden Evening Prayer (Wed, 7pm CDT), weekly worship via Facebook Live (Sun. 11:00am CDT)
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – pre-recorded worship
Zion Lutheran Church, Beausejour – daily prayer (noon CDT), service of Word and prayer (Sunday, 10am CDT)
St. Stephen and St. Bede – a blended Lutheran and Anglican worshipping community
Gimli Lutheran Church – pre-recorded worship
First Lutheran, Winnipeg – pre-recorded Children’s messages
Trinity Lutheran Church, Thalberg – Sunday sermons pre-recorded and available on their Facebook page. A link to videos, PDF copies of sermons and children’s messages on the website for those without a Facebook account. PDFs can be printed for those without internet.
Service outlines and sermon manuscripts from Rev. Theo Robinson (Interlake Regional Shared Ministry/St. Michael’s Anglican Parish)
Sermon manuscripts and other reflections from Pr. Erik Parker (Sherwood Park Lutheran)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Bergland, Ontario Facebook group — Each Sunday, at 11:00 Central Time, Trinity posts a short service with the reading of the Gospel for the day, a selection of music, and a prayer.
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.
ELCA Blog Resource: Worship at Home
ELCA Resource: Daily Prayer at Home
Waytolead.org – an ELCA-affiliated organization offering resources to leaders. They have free Holy Week liturgies and PowerPoints for use in digital worship.
Holy Week I Spy Poem – a Holy Week activity for children and families
For Children & Youth
Children & Youth may need some special attention as they sense the anxiety around them. A separate Faith Formation Resource page has been created and will be updated regularly with resources and ideas for ministering with young people during this time.
MNO Synod Letters and Updates
Letters from Bishop Jason, and ongoing updates. To receive updates directly, sign up for our newsletter.
Letters from Church Partners and invitations for prayer.
LWF Invitation to Prayer – a joint invitation with the Roman Catholic Church
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
Lutheran World Federation – daily prayer for the season of Easter
Other various resources available to congregations and leaders:
ELCA Document: Considerations for Returning to In-Person Worship (May 2020)
Hope, Gratitude and Solidarity – A Message to Canadians from Religious Leaders in Canada
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
LWF worship resources for Holy Week and Easter
World Health Organization resource: Practical Considerations and Recommendations for Religious Leaders and Faith-based Communities
On-Demand Webinar: Mental Health and Resilience During COVID-19 from the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute
Government and Health Updates
This resource is for congregations in Manitoba (May 16, 2020) to allow for electronic meetings when their by-laws don’t currently have a provision for that.
This order from Ontario (May 16, 2020) allows for drive-in worship services.
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