God’s work never stops. Churchwide office staff are still hard at work – from our homes. Hours and lines of communication remain the same.

Public Health – COVID-19/Coronavirus

Public Health



Resources to help leaders and members stay connected and resilient during COVID-19.




  • Resources for Worship in the Home are posted weekly at blogs.ELCA.org/Worship.
  • Worship in Times of Public Health Concerns English | Spanish
  • Prayers for Times of Public Health Concern: COVID-19/Coronavirus English | Spanish
  • How to stream your worship service — A starter guide English | Spanish
  • Intercessory Prayers in the midst of the spread of COVID-19 from the Lutheran World Federation English | Spanish
  • Guidance for funeral practices during a health crisis Download



"Be of good courage!" | ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton | April 1, 2020

Previous videos from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton:


Due to the nature of the virus, information is being updated on a daily basis. We encourage you to contact and listen to your local health experts and authorities concerning best practices and the status of the outbreaks in your local context. The following links may also serve as helpful resources.


Now that many congregations are observing social distancing, with some offering online services, members may be concerned about how to support the work of their congregations, synods and churchwide ministries. A majority of ELCA congregations currently offer online giving as an option and all still accept checks. For congregations looking for online giving, the ELCA has negotiated with preferred vendors who can quickly respond with options.