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    • New Guidance for Safer Worship and Sacraments June 9, 2021
      Long-awaited guidance from the Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship and Sacraments, released June 8, advises houses of worship to go slowly with in-person gatherings where vaccinated and unvaccinated […]
    • Lent Ideas With Keith Anderson June 3, 2021
      An excerpt from our interview with Pastor Keith Anderson focusing on digital ministry in the upcoming Lenten season.
    • Mediator Youth Honored in Tulsa Centennial Writing Contest June 2, 2021
      Tredon Stevenson, a member of Mediator Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, received second prize in the youth (ages 14-17) division of the ELCA African Descent Lutheran Association’s national writing contest to honor […]
    • Pandemic Progress Toward a New Normal May 26, 2021
      As new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations trend downward, our congregations can begin to look forward to our new abnormal for worship and congregational life. “Focus on moving forward, not going […]
    • Time for a Check-up May 26, 2021
      If you are like me, this year has included hearing about some historical events that were not in the textbooks used in school. Some of this history has been hard […]
    • Empathy: A Pandemic Silver Lining? May 26, 2021
      In recognition that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Elise Seyfried (Christ’s, Oreland) shares her experience with bipolar disorder at LivingLutheran.org: “As Christians we are called to walk in each […]
    • What’s Next? Being Digital Church After the Pandemic May 15, 2021
      The widespread use of COVID vaccines and the lessening of restrictions on gatherings are ushering us into our latest “abnormal” – a hybrid church that holds on to the best […]
    • What’s Next? Being Digital Church After the Pandemic May 14, 2021
      The widespread use of COVID vaccines and the lessening of restrictions on gatherings are ushering us into our latest “abnormal” – a hybrid church that holds on to the best […]
    • Update on Mask Requirements May 14, 2021
      Updated May 15, 2021 The CDC released new guidance for vaccinated individuals May 13. Guidance has been changing over the last week, and this does not require immediate change by congregations. […]
    • Infectious Disease Expert Shares COVID Update May 12, 2021
      COVID Considerations for Church Leaders COVID is not going away, yet we now have effective vaccines and effectual therapies to reduce the incidences of infections and deaths, infectious disease specialist […]