This email is being sent to all active pastors, church offices,
congregational presidents, congregational treasurers,
and school administrators  of the Southern District.

Our office has received this message from Concordia Plan Services (CPS):

CARES Act Loans - Important Information for Ministries
Applications for loans through the CARES Act's Paycheck Protection Program are available to nonprofit organizations and will be accepted starting Friday. If your ministry is interested in applying there are steps you can take now to be more prepared.  Read here what information your ministry should be collecting to get ready along with other important information.

** If you have questions about the loans or loan processes, please contact your local financial institution or Concordia Plan Services (CPS). If you would like contact information for our regional CPS representative, please ask Daisy Olmstead (
"What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ-the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith." (Philippians 3:8-9)