Southeastern Synod ELCA
Holy Week Resources - Worship and Faith Formation

Holy Week Resources - Worship and Faith Formation

As we prepare for Holy Week and Easter - Jesus' journey to the depths and to resurrection - we are doing so in a much different way.  As such, your synod staff and committees are working to provide some resources for you.

For your Holy Week experience, your synod staff is providing the following:

  • Maundy Thursday sermon, by Pr. Everett Flanigan [ENGLISH | EN ESPANOL]
  • Good Friday meditation on the seven last words of Jesus, by Ms. Melissa Fuller Sims  [ENGLISH | EN ESPANOL]
  • Easter Vigil experience from our synod worship team  [ENGLISH]
  • Easter Sunday sermon by Bishop Kevin Strickland.  [ENGLISH | EN ESPANOL]

All of these experiences can be found on our sermon / worship page on our synod website.  Please keep checking back as the resources are added.

Tenemos un recurso litúrgico adicional para uso en estos días.  Lo puede acceder por el siguiente enlace​.

FOR ANYONE NEEDING A LOW-TECH OPTION, just dial this number to listen in:

678-379-4840.   

Just follow the prompts!!!   
Please share far and wide!!!


FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES for children, youth, and young adults, check out synod Youth & Young Adult website.

At Such a Time Like This

At such a time like this,

  • in the midst of fear for our health and that of our loved ones.
  • in the midst of fear for our jobs and our economy,
  • in the midst of so many questions,

 
...keep giving to your church.

  •  When we give to our church, we are honoring God.
  • We are enabling our churches to continue the ministries so desperately needed now – ministries which share the love of God, feed our neighbors, and care for the most vulnerable.

Click here to read more (via our Stewardship site) about the importance of giving to your local congregation at such a time like this.

Sermons from Your Synod Staff (In English and Spanish)

The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons for this Sunday and the next few weeks; we will post them here and host on our synod YouTube channel. This Sunday’s sermon (April 5, 2020) is from Pastor Matt Steinhauer, Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Advocacy. Pastor Michael L. Jannett is posting these and continuing to post resources.

Click here to see the video or to download a written copy of our weekly sermons.  (English and Spanish videos available.)

+Bishop Kevin Strickland

Online Gatherings and Assistance from the Synod Staff

We are aware that many congregations are suspending worship activities at this time.  To aid in communications, we are asking that you fill out this form, which will be updated periodically.  We are also posting this request on Facebook, and will incorporate those responses as quickly as we can.

As the synod staff, we are providing several services for all of you in the wake of so many church/community closings:
  1. Redeemer, Atlanta, is providing a livestream of their worship service here, Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 11:00am EST.   (For the health of this community, worship leaders will be leading remotely.)  Pastor Larson will stream LIVE from his home with a children’s sermon and your prayer requests.  Then you can choose either Palm Sunday with the Redeemer Jazz Trio OR Palm Sunday with Redeemer Brass, Choir and Organ by clicking the links under the main viewing window.
  2. Synod Staff are recording weekly sermons for your use here.
  3. Locations to deal with local food insecurities.
For information on how to live-stream your own worship services, create online gathering spaces for small groups, or how to text out messages to your congregation members, please visit our ONLINE WORSHIP RESOURCES page.

Finally, if you are a college student displaced by for any reason, or if you are willing to house any displaced college students, please read this news article from Pr. Andrew Rickel (Grace House on Georgia Tech campus).

2020 ELCA Southeastern Synod Assembly CANCELLED

Dear Church,

Please take a moment to read Bishop Strickland's Pastoral Letter Regarding the Cancellation of the 2020 Synod Assembly.

Please click on the link here for that letter.

A response to the Middle Tennessee Tornado

Updated Sunday, March 12, 2020, 10:06pm EST

How has the Southeastern Synod been responding?  Check out this blog post by Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Advocacy Pr. Matt Steinhauer.   We've been up to quite a lot!

Click HERE for pictures of relief efforts and cleanup, worship resources, ways to direct your material and financial resources, and HOW TO VOLUNTEER!

We wish to thank everyone for their concerns about the devastating tornado damage in middle Tennessee.   We are still gathering information and will post a response soon.  For now, please consider making a donation to our disaster response ministry by CLICKING HERE TO DONATE, or by clicking “GIVE NOW” in the menu and designate for Southeastern Synod Disaster Response.
 
Please keep all affected in your prayers.
 
Thank you.
 
+ In Christ, the Southeastern Synod Staff

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