(This page was updated 11/02/20) Updated and new items are marked by NEW

Synod Congregations that are providing online worship during COVID-19 quarantine (updated 4/3/30)

Holding Remote Congregational Meetings (8-2020) NEW

WORSHIP RESOURCES

The best live streaming equipment for every budget NEW

Advent and Christmas Resources

Updated Advent and Christmas Resources pdf

PASTORAL CARE DURING COVID-19

REOPENING CONGREGATIONS

Congregational Plans for Re-Opening NEW

Trinity Lutheran, Tacoma- Outdoor Worship Plan (10-20) NEW

Mountain View Lutheran, Edgewood (10-20) NEW

Trinity Lutheran, Enumclaw (10/20) NEW

Our Savior’s Lutheran, Bremerton (10/20)

State Phase Plans:

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

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

Inslee’s Modified Phase 1-3 for Churches (6/19/20)

Governor Inslee’s Phase 1 and 2 Religious and Faith-based Organization COVID-19 Requirements (5/27/20)

Bishop Jaech’s Recommendations for the Coming Weeks (pdf) (5-18-20)

Gov. Inslee’s A COVID Response (5-15-20)

ELCA Returning to In-Person Worship (5-18-20)

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

Washington’s 4 Phased Approach

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

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

ELCA Region 1- Hammer and Dance Newsletter (COVID-19 response and resources. September 2020 NEW

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

Region – Be Prepared (5/01/20) June 24, 2020 (pdf)

Links to local county health departments

ELCA Pandemic Checklist for congregation preparedness 

Congregational Planning Checklist for Public Health Concerns (pdf)