Jun 15 2021

June 16 Webinar, Leading the Church in a Lingering Pandemic

Dear Partners in Ministry, 

Since the early days of the pandemic, the ELCA has been a partner in the Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments, publishing general and seasonal guidance for safe worship practices.

Over the past two months, the consultation met once again to approve a comprehensive update to the guidance originally published in the summer of 2020, incorporating the latest CDC guidance and other interim guidance previously issued by the consultation.

The consultation included an ecumenical group of theologians, scientists, physicians, pastors, bishops, and practitioners from at least seven church bodies.

We trust that you will find the documents and event linked below to be helpful, alongside the Restoring MCS Guidelines, as your congregations and councils discern what worship at this stage of the pandemic might look like for your community. 


Care-Filled Worship and Sacramental Life in a Lingering Pandemic

A link to this resource may also be found at


Additional Resources

Additional resources can be found on the ecumenical consultation website or Facebook page.


6/16 Live Webinar, Leading the Church in a Lingering Pandemic

On Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the consultation will host a webinar titled “Leading the Church in a Lingering Pandemic,” a roundtable discussion with public health experts and pastors in a time of progress and uncertainty concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. How will congregations minister to those who are vaccinated and those who are not vaccinated in multigenerational settings? What church activities should we continue to adapt or avoid, such as congregational singing or shaking hands?

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