COVID RESPONSE
Southeastern Synod ELCA

Senior Care

On Tuesday, June 24, 2020, Bishop Kevin Strickland, Assistant to the Bishop Pr. Jill Henning, along with several medical professionals.

Here is the webinar they conducted together:


 

Here is the follow-up content from this webinar:

The Southeastern Synod would like to thank Dr. Philip Ricks (CDC), Sue Ann Glusenkamp (Faith Community Nurse from Augusta Lutheran Church in Denver Colorado), and Sam Sligar (Therapist and Marriage and Family Counselor whose practice is hosted at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Peachtree Corners, Georgia) for their participation today in our Senior Care in the Midst of COVID-19.  We appreciate your participation and hope that it was helpful for your own personal wellbeing during this time of uncertainty. The following are the website links that were shared during the webinar and a link to the recording of the webinar. Please sign up for the Southeastern Synod’s enews here to keep up to date with other resources regarding COVID-19 and the ministries of the Southeastern Synod.

LINKS to Resources for Senior Care

Resources for Vulnerable Populations from Dr. Ricks:

 

May this be our prayer as we continue being church together in the midst of this crisis:

O God, in our global distress we pray earnestly to you.

God our Sanctuary,

            gather us when separated into your presence.

God our Physician, 

            heal those who have contracted the virus.

God our Comforter,

            embrace all who mourn the dead.

God our Homeland,

            mother all who are quarantined.

God our Friend,

            accompany all who are alone or afraid.

God our Guardian,

           protect physicians and nurses.

God our Hope,

           assist researchers searching for a vaccine.

God our Mighty Fortress,

          preserve our societies from devastation.

God our Governor,

            guide the leaders of nations toward wise policies.

 

God of Everlasting Arms,

            in you we live and move and have our being.

God our Creator,

            make once again a world of sabbath rest.

God our Savior,

            redeem the suffering world by your cross.

God our Light,

            shine your radiant peace into our darkness.

 

O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

            bless and preserve us. Amen.

                                                            (Gail Ramshaw, 2020)