(This page was updated 4/12/21) Updated and new items are marked by NEW

WORSHIP RESOURCES

The best live streaming equipment for every budget NEW

REOPENING CONGREGATIONS

Healthy Washington- Roadmap to Recovery (Phase updates) (4-12-21) (Pierce and Cowlitz Counties moved back to Phase 2) NEW

Gov. Inslee’s Phase 3 Guidance for Faith Communities (3/23/21)

State Phase 1 and Phase 2 Church Guidelines

Re-Opening Plans of some synod congregations:

State Phase Plans:

Inslee’s updates to Wedding and Funeral Receptions (9/16/20)

Inslee’s Updates to Open Public Meetings Act (9/16/20) NEW

Gov. Inslee- Drive in Services Guidance Memo (pdf)

Washington’s 4 Phased Approach

PASTORAL CARE DURING COVID-19

1st THIRD OF LIFE MINISTRY RESOURCES /Preschool/Child Care

Coloring sheets for marking a year of COVID-19 (Illustrated Ministry) NEW

FUNERAL PLANNING

  • State of Washington Funeral and Embalming requirements during the COVID-19 emergency HERE.
  • ELCA Guidance for Funeral Practices: Ministering to the Bereaved During a Public Health Crisis HERE.

GENERAL COVID-19 RESOURCES AND RESPONSES

Prayers for Times of Public Health Concern: COVID – 19 /Coronavirus  English   Spanish

ELCA Region 1- Hammer and Dance Newsletter (COVID-19 response and resources with LDR) updated monthly

ELCA’s Response to COVID-19 https://www.elca.org/publichealth

Links to local county health departments

ELCA Pandemic Checklist for congregation preparedness 

Congregational Planning Checklist for Public Health Concerns (pdf)