ELCA Guidelines and Considerations for Returning to In-person Worship:
Click this link for official guidelines from the ELCA for returning to In-Person worship. Churchwide will monitor changing developments and update these guidelines accordingly. We are working on a similar document more specifically geared to our synod.
Meeting with Lay Leaders to Discuss Re-Opening (June 10, 2020 – video recording)
Church Mutual Webinar: Safely Returning to Worship (scroll down near the bottom of the page for the webinar link and downloadable slides and handouts).
Guidelines from Ecumenical Partners:
Wheaton College Humanitarian Disaster Institute: Preparing Your Church For Coronavirus
Resuming Care-filled Worship and Sacramental Life During a Pandemic – a guide by the Ecumenical Consultation on Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments (additional and supporting materials by the Ecumenical Consultation)
Example Protocols from NEOS Congregations:
If your congregation has developed a protocol for resuming in-person worship and you are willing to share it here, please send a copy to Marilyn Matevia at the synod office: firstname.lastname@example.org.