Welcome! “Synod” literally means “walking together.” Your Synod Staff is here to walk with you at all times, and we offer this service to thank and support the vital and creative ministries that continue and thrive in these days. It seeks to capture gifts and contributions from around our geography and beyond. We all come to worship just as we are, and that is particularly true today. So wherever you are today, know that all are welcome for who you are, as you are.
The worship service It is built around the RCL lessons for May 10, but can also be used at a later date. Pastor Dee Pederson, Director for Evangelical Mission, is preaching. Music and other contributions are coming from congregations around the synod. This will be an experience of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod being church together. Our hope is that this will give pastors and congregations a bit of an after Easter break.
ELCA Worship Resources
Resources for Worship in the Home
A weekly blog series with readings, prayers and reflections for worship at home.
Resources for Returning to In-Person Worship
Considerations for being church together during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Worship in Times of Public Health Concerns: COVID-19/Coronavirus”
Considerations for building church community and participating in worship when we cannot gather in person. | Spanish
“Prayers for Times of Public Health Concern: COVID-19/Coronavirus”
Prayer suggestions that can be adapted for use in your local worship context. | Spanish
“Intercessory Prayers in the Midst of the Spread of COVID-19”
A prayer resource offered by the Lutheran World Federation. | Spanish