+Bishop Jon V. Anderson Our congregation had a young adult leading the sermon this Sunday. As she concluded an excellent reflection, she said, “Our worship continues with the hymn “Where Clarity and Love Prevails.” I smiled. My attention to the lyrics of the song were intensified by the mistake. Today I want to build my […]
This webpage has been created to help keep resources posted by the Southwestern Minnesota Synod in one location. The synod staff will keep emailing and posting on social media, but here is where we will host a collection of important communications during this time of COVID-19.
+Bishop Jon V. Anderson This week I ran into a great article that shared Dr. Brandon Bayne’s principles for these days in In Trust’s e-newsletter from the In Trust Center for Theological School. I get it because I am on the board of a Luther Seminary. I will not share all of Brandon Bayne’s thoughts, […]
+Rev. Dee Pederson, Director for Evangelical Mission, ELCA Over the years, I’ve preached a few sermons on the “voices” or the “words” of Holy Week. From the voices of the crowds shouting Hosanna and then Crucify, to the words of Jesus at the Last Supper. From the voices of betrayal and denial, to the words […]
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 […]
Considerations for Remote Council and Congregation Meetings during the COVID-19 Pandemic + Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Office of the Secretary (April, 1, 2020) During this time of social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many congregation leaders are asking how they can take advantage of technology to continue to hold necessary meetings to conduct […]
Our synod is glad to be partnering with Milestones Ministry during this time in the life of the church when we are not able to be together physically for worship and other activities. During this challenging time we are learning to be the church online, in our homes, over the phone, and by helping others […]