Update: March 26, 2020
Bishop's Zoom Call With Rostered Ministers

Rostered ministers are invited to join Bishop Davenport on a Zoom check-in at 1 pm on Friday, March 27.


You can also call in to 646.558.8656 and enter Meeting ID: 723 551 553
Password: 089454 when prompted.

Questions: rfisher@sepa.org
Triduum Under Quarantine: Planning Holy Week Services That Honor Social Distancing

Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary offers this recorded webinar: The Rev. James Farwell, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Liturgy, and Lisa Kimball, Ph.D., James Maxwell Professor of Lifelong Christian Formation at Virginia Seminary helped to imagine (and plan for) Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and the Great Vigil of Easter when congregations cannot assemble in person.

Find all the resources, documents and notes here: bit.ly/HolyWeekResources

Digital Worship Care & Share Video

Thanks to all of you who participated in our online gathering yesterday. We had 48 registered and almost all attended.

The video is now online at https://bit.ly/2QMUphO (The recording started a couple of minutes late, so it starts in mid-answer. Sorry.) Feel free to share with colleagues who could not attend live.Thanks for all the good ministry you are doing!

Using Digital Technology in Churches

From ChurchNext: Join us Thursday at 8pm EST for a free, live webinar on ways that churches can use digital technology to help parishioners pray, worship, and study remotely during the Covid-19 crisis. The class will meet for one hour at 8:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Thursday, March 26. You can sign up for the class here or just follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/892316816.

Extension for PA Tax Exemption

The Synod's PA sales tax exemption certificate, under which congregations are covered, is due to expire on March 31, 2020. Due to delays in processing of sales tax exemptions as a result of COVID-19, the Department of Revenue is extending the exempt status of this organization and its subsidiary churches until September 30, 2020.
You may use this correspondence along with an Exemption Certificate (REV-1220) as your authority to make tax free purchases.

Stewardship Resources

ELCA is making resources from The Generosity Project available to congregations.

Worship In The Home

ELCA worship has published Worship in the Home for Sunday, march 29 at https://blogs.elca.org/worship/1637/
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