Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Uncategorized |

SWWA Synod Congregation Online Worship Services Where there is a time listed, these services are livestreamed at the link indicated, and usually available to watch later, too. Where there is no time listed, find their pre-recorded service at the link indicated. CongregationCityTime LiveBest connection to worshipAmazing GraceAberdeenSunday 10amhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/Amazing-Grace-Lutheran-Church-114570725233786/posts/?ref=page_internalAll SaintsAuburn10amOnline for members only; Guests email ASLCauburn@comcast.net for passwordFamily of GraceAuburn9:25amZoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/464209546  MessiahAuburn https://mlcauburn.org/worship/sermons-and-messages/ChristBelfair  CreatorBonney Lake9:30amDaily Devotions https://www.facebook.com/CreatorLutheran Worship:http://www.creatorlutheran.net/Our Savior’sBremerton10amhttps://www.facebook.com/OSLC-Bremerton-145924835423258BethelBrush Prairie10amhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyYtbyQzynooaZGoecCDtpw/liveZionCamas10am @Zion Lutheran Church Camas ELCA St. PaulCastle Rock https://www.facebook.com/St-Paul-Lutheran-Castle-Rock-117646231594281/ImmanuelCentralia https://ilccentralia.org/serviceonlineSt. John’sChehalis http://stjohnschehalis.net/ChinookChinook https://www.facebook.com/Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-of-Chinook-360478010910/Mountain ViewEdgewood10am Sundayhttps://www.facebook.com/mtviewlutheran/FaithElma https://www.facebook.com/elcaelmawa/HopeEnumclaw https://www.hopelutheranchurch.org/TrinityEnumclaw https://trinitylutheranenumclaw.org/index.htmlCalvaryFederal Way https://www.calvaryfw.org/ChristFederal WaySunday 10amhttp://www.christlutheranfw.com/worship-from-homeFederal Way Chinese FellowshipFederal Way http://www.gclcofskc.org/Light of GraceFederal Way https:/youtu.be/vccFurBfUD4RedeemerFircrest https://www.redeemerlc.org/Prince of PeaceForks  Agnus DeiGig Harbor https://www.agnusdeilutheran.org/PeninsulaGig Harbor https://plcplace.com/Saron Luth/1st PresbHoquiamSunday 10amhttps://www.facebook.com/Saron1st/Gloria DeiKelso https://www.gloriadeilutherankelso.com/HighlandLaCenter http://highlandlutheranchurch.com/St. MarkLacey https://www.stmarklacey.org/Key PeninsulaLakebay https://www.facebook.com/KeyPeninsulaLutheranChurch/ChristLakewood https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbq_IhpXMvyWoGrnwbGa3DwSt. John’sLakewood https://www.facebook.com/stjohnslakewood/BethanyLongview http://facebook.com/bethanylutheranchurchlongviewStella ChapelLongview https://www.facebook.com/stellachapelwa/?rf=116502375044601TrinityLongview http://www.longviewtrinitylutheran.com/NaselleNaselle https://www.facebook.com/Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-of-Chinook-360478010910/Ocean ParkOcean Park https://oceanparklutheran.org/Gloria DeiOlympiaSunday 10amwww.gloriadeiolympia.orgGood ShepherdOlympia https://www.facebook.com/gsolympia/Gull HarborOlympia https://www.twitch.tv/gullharborlutheranchurch/St. Christopher’s Lutheran-EpiscopalOlympia https://stchristopherolympia.org/Holy TrinityPort AngelesSunday 9:30amwww.go2trinity.orgPeacePort Ludlow10amhttps://www.facebook.com/PeaceLutheranFellowship/ElimPort Orchard https://elimlutheranportorchard.com/FirstPort Orchard http://www.firstlutheranpo.com/Spirit of LifePort Orchard https://www.facebook.com/spiritoflifelutheran/GracePort Townsend https://gracelutheranpt.org/worship-education/sermons/FirstPoulsbo http://poulsbofirstlutheran.org/VinlandPoulsbo9:30amhttp://www.vinlandlc.org/CelebrationPuyallup https://www.facebook.com/Celebration-Lutheran-Church-Puyallup-WA-113747875316109/PeacePuyallup https://www.peacepuyallup.org/coronavirus/PilgrimPuyallup https://pilgrimpuyallup.org/Dungeness ValleySequim https://www.facebook.com/dungenessvalleylutheran/FaithShelton https://www.faithshelton.org/SilverdaleSilverdale https://silverdalelutheran.org/FirstSouth Bend https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpYa2yOxi5RZSeqeTLqOeP5bH_LKnDlcXBethanySpanaway https://www.bethany-l-c.org/SpanawaySpanaway http://www.spanawaylutheran.org/what-s-happeningShepherd of the HillsStevenson https://www.facebook.com/LutheranSotH/BethlehemTacoma https://www.facebook.com/Bethlehem-Lutheran-Church-Tacoma-98183396875/Christ the KingTacoma9:45amhttps://www.lcckmidland.org/FirstTacoma www.flctacoma.orgGloria DeiTacoma https://bit.ly/3dTNfCkPeaceTacomaSunday 10amhttps://www.facebook.com/PeaceLutheranChurchTacomaResurrectionTacoma https://www.facebook.com/Resurrection-Lutheran-Church-119120508101936/Rock CityTacoma https://www.facebook.com/this.is.rock.city/- devotionsSt. Mark’sTacomaWed 7:30 pm Compline; Sunday 10am worship; M-F Daily Devotionhttp://www.smlutheran.org/coronavirus-response/worship-daily-devotionsTrinityTacoma https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-Lutheran-Church-112296342135658/UnitedTacoma https://www.facebook.com/UnitedLutheranTacomaMount crossUniversity Place https://www.facebook.com/mountcrosslutheran/Beautiful SaviorVancouver https://www.facebook.com/beautifulsaviorlutheranvancouverwa/Family of ChristVancouver https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkwRe1lnRbWqSY9B9e5YSZwImmanuelVancouver https://www.facebook.com/ImmanuelVancouverWaMessiahVancouver10amhttps://messiahvancouver.org/St AndrewVancouver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP-B8M2P3UI&feature=youtu.beSt PaulVancouver https://www.facebook.com/St-Paul-Vancouver-234377230794/TrinityVancouver10amhttps://www.facebook.com/trinity.vancouver  St. PaulWinlock https://www.facebook.com/stpaulwinlockELCA/EmanuelYelm https://www.facebook.com/Yelm-Emanuel-Lutheran-Church-ELCA-115119228514790/  If your congregation is not listed and should be, or has another link to online worship, please email the Synod Office at...

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County COVID-19 websites

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Uncategorized |

Clallam County COVID-19 web site Clark County COVID-19 web site Cowlitz County COVID-19 web site Grays Harbor COVID-19 web site Jefferson County Public Health COVID-19 web site King County Coronavirus web site Kitsap Public Health District COVID-19 web site Lewis County COVID-19 web site Mason County COVID-19 web site Pacific County COVID-19 web site Pierce County coronavirus impacts Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department COVID-19 web site Thurston County COVID-19 web site Wahkiakum County COVID-19 web...

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Mission Investment Fund Can Offer Help

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Uncategorized |

4/2/2020 Mission Investment Fund and ELCA Federal Credit Union are offering special assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mission Investment Fund and the ELCA Federal Credit Union remain trusted partners of the members, pastors, congregations and ministries of the ELCA.  As the investment and lending ministry of the ELCA, MIF has resources that can provide much-needed help for customers that may be experiencing financial hardship at this time—the congregations and ministries that have MIF loans as well as individual and congregation investors.  The ELCA Federal Credit Union, too, is able to provide similar assistance to its members—ELCA pastors, members, congregations and ministries. The Mission Investment Fund is providing no-penalty access to term deposits for customers who need emergency access to their funds at this time.  For congregations and other ministries that need assistance with loans, MIF can offer such relief as: Deferral of loan paymentsInterest-only loan paymentsLoan modificationsLines of creditNew emergency loans To learn how MIF can help, contact MIF via phone, 877-886-3522, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Central time).  Reach MIF via email at mif.customerservice@elca.org or mif.loans@elca.org. The ELCA Federal Credit Union is providing similar assistance.  For members of the Credit Union who need emergency access to their funds at this time, the Credit Union is providing no-penalty access to certificates of deposit.  For individuals, congregations and other ministries needing assistance with loans, the Credit Union is prepared to offer: Deferral of loan paymentsInterest-only loan paymentsLoan modificationsExpedited credit card issuance and lines of creditExpedited personal loansNew emergency loans To discuss assistance from the ELCA Federal Credit Union, call 877-715-1111 or send an email to...

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Paycheck Protection Application Info

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Uncategorized |

From Thomas Cunniff, ELCA General Counsel Paycheck Protection Plan questions I have received.  The SBA application form is here: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/Borrower%20Paycheck%20Protection%20Program%20Application.pdf Are churches eligible?  Yes.  There is some misinformation out there and some lenders are confused, but churches are eligible.What is the application period for the Paycheck Protection Plan loans/grants?  It opens tomorrow, April 3.  There is no close date we are aware of, but because the pool of money is limited, applicants should start soon.If you take the loan/grant, do you have to submit to an audit to get forgiveness?  Not likely.  You will have to document through payroll records, canceled checks, etc., that you spent the money as allowed, but that is a far cry from an audit.  The SBA’s ability to audit individual claims is going to be severely limited.Who is the owner of the congregation/synod?  NO ONE.  The space on the application for ownership of 20% or more of the entity does not apply and should be left blank.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do NOT say that the synod or the ELCA owns a congregation, or that the ELCA owns a synod.  IT IS NOT TRUE.  Also, if we are improperly lumped together, it will put us over 500 employees and no one will get it. Do we share common management or ownership (question 3 on the application)?  NO.Do we need a congregational meeting to approve borrowing money?  Maybe.  One option is to hold a remote meeting; our remote meeting guide is up on the ELCA public health page.  If timing is an issue, the congregation can start the application process and ratify when they can hold a remote meeting.  Another option is to treat it as a grant application (assuming the congregation is going to comply with the rules for forgiveness) so a meeting is not necessary.  If no meeting is held now, we strongly recommend having a meeting when the congregation can to ratify the...

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