Coronavirus Resources Page
Lutheran Schools Reopening
It’s “back to school” time in Kansas, but everyone’s on a different schedule. Our 14 LCMS Kansas District K-8 schools are reopening over the next few weeks on 10 different dates, from August 13 to September 3. (For a full list, see our August issue of Workers Together.) Please keep our schools in your prayers as they work to carry out their mission in challenging circumstances. (They’re ready!)
Paycheck Protection Program Information
Effective Thursday, July 9, we’re asking visitors to our office to wear a face mask when they enter and travel through the building, in keeping with the most recent Shawnee County order. If we’re not working alone in our individual stations, we’ll be wearing masks, too. We continue to observe additional recommended precautions (e.g., social distancing; frequent hand washing; extra cleaning) for the safety of employees and visitors.
Need to find alternatives for worship? We’ve started a list of worship options including live-streamed and recorded services and will continue to expand the list. (Churches: We encourage you to post your COVID-19 worship plans in a prominent place on the homepage of your website and social media sites.)
RECOMMENDED RESOURCES: Worship/Bible Study/Devotions
COVID-19 Soliders of the Cross Response Initiative
The Kansas District is pleased to be partnering with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) in the COVID-19 Soldiers of the Cross (SOC) Response Initiative, which will provide a limited number of grants to rostered workers and other eligible individuals who have suffered a financial setback due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re eligible and need assistance, we encourage you to apply for a grant.
The application process begins at the district level. If you’re interested in applying, contact our district grant administrator, Rev. Dan Galchutt, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-357-4441, ext. 222.
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3 Basic Tips for Better Church Service Videos
In this short video, LCMS pastor Tyrel Bramwell provides very practical tips to keep your church videos looking—and sounding—sharp.
Concordia Technology Solutions
“How to Livestream Worship” (camcorder-oriented)
Video and Livestream Options (12-minute video)
Getting the Online Giving Moment Right
If you’re new to recorded church services, and your members are new to online giving, take eight minutes to check out this video.
LCEF Joyful Response
LCEF offers e-tithing and e-tuition payments through the Joyful Response program, a stewardship resource for LCMS congregations, schools and registered service organizations (RSOs). If you are currently enrolled in Joyful Response, you will be automatically upgraded to the Giving + program. To move ahead, read this overview letter; click the links for the LCEF application and Vanco enrollment form.