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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

During times of anxiety and duress, God shifts our focus to Himself. Thus the Psalmist tells us: "On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God." (Psalm 62:7 ESV)
Our heavenly Father is the one who grants the peace that passes all human understanding. It is the Lord that grants us confidence that, regardless of what is happening in the world around us, we remain His. It is with this confidence that we respond to crisis. 
This page provides links to resources to assist congregations and schools in responding to the challenges created by COVID-19. As always, the Ohio District staff and Care Partners are available to our congregations, schools and church workers.  
Our Lord, who is always faithful, will see us through this season. 
President Wilson

 

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Latest News

Ohio Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Ohio Channel

 

Financial Resources-NEW!

CLICK HERE for Overview on Forgivable Small Business Loan Program

 

Resources for Congregations

CLICK HERE for 10 Ideas for Keeping Church Members Connected

CLICK HERE for 10 Ideas for Community Outreach During Stay at Home

LCMS Resources for COVID-19

LCMS President's message and resources for congregations

How Is The Church Gathering During Social Distancing? Tips During COVID-19

COVID-19 LockdownCreating Live-streamed Worship in 3 Days

How to Livestream your Church Service: A Practical Guide

How to Livestream your Worship Service on Facebook

Limited Promotional License for “Lutheran Service Builder” CPH online streaming service

Text-to-give: Complete Guide for Nonprofits and Fundraisers

7 Top Online Giving Companies for Churches

Church Fundraising and Giving Options Blogs

Concordia Plan Services - Helping your workers through COVID-19

Coronavirus information and education in multiple languages

CLICK HERE for Communion and COVID-19

 

Resources for Schools

LCMS Resources for COVID-19

Concordia Plan Services - Helping your workers through COVID-19

Ohio Deparment of Education - School closing, School Nutrition, Students with Disabilities Information

Lutheran Education resources from Luthed

Coronavirus information and education in multiple languages

Resources for School Closures

 

Resources for Workers & Families

LCMS Resources for COVID-19

Concordia Publishing House Resources for families to use at home

Explaining COVID to children

How to talk to your children about coronavirus and ease their anxiety

Coronavirus information and education in multiple languages

 

LCEF Resources

LCEF offers e-tithing and e-tuition payments through the Joyful Response program, a stewardship resources for LCMS congregations, schools and registered service organizations (RSOs). This electronic giving platform can be used for on-line gifts through your website, a mobile phone app, ACH or text-giving. If you are not currently set up to take electronic payments, please contact Lisa Janik at 216-570-7077 or . For additional information go to LCEF's website at https://lcef.org/joyful-response/.

 

District Communications 

CLICK HERE for the 3/25/2020 letter to Ohio District Congregations.

CLICK HERE for the 3/19/2020 letter to Ohio District Congregations.

CLICK HERE for the 3/11/2020 letter to Ohio District Congregations. 

CLICK HERE for the 3/10/2020 letter to Ohio District Schools.

The Ohio District office will be closed with limited staff availability due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) for the next few weeks. The general voicemail box will be checked regularly, but email is the best form of communication during this time. Email addresses are provided below:

Rev. Dr. Kevin Wilson 

Kevin Creutz 

Karen Dutton 

Lisa Rachul 

Lisa Janik  

Cheryl Ohradzansky   

Sara Krek   

Deb Klusak