The following resources are offered to you during this unique time in ministering to God’s people. These resources are not intended to be comprehensive, nor are they a “one size fits all” solution. Instead, this page is intended to be a gathering place for various resources related to worship and music during a time when abnormal has become the norm. As we learn of additional writings and resources, they will be added to this page, so check back often. If you have found something helpful that would be appropriate to add to this page, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New! “Care-filled Worship and Sacramental Life in a Lingering Pandemic” is a comprehensive update from the consultation on Ecumenical Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacramental Practices. Incorporating the latest CDC guidance, this update informs decision-making and basic practices of Christian worship and congregational life.
June webinar series: Accompanying the Dead and Dying in the Time of COVID – a four-part webinar series presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, June 21, 24, 28, and July 1. The series will be archived online for later viewing at ism.yale.edu/CovidWebinarSeries.
Recorded discussion of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussion was led by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, conductor of the Viking Chorus and Chapel Choir at St. Olaf College.
Facebook discussions: Both the ALCM Group and Lutheran Musicians Group have had discussions on a variety of issues related to worship and music during the time of the pandemic.
- WELS Worship and COVID-19
- Adjusting Worship during the Pandemic
- Lenten and Easter Services in a Pandemic
- Bonus article: Children’s Choir Seasons
Links for a virtual hymn: “O Day Full of Grace” made by 1,324 singers and instrumentalists. You are welcome to include this hymn in your online worship services anytime you like. All copyright restrictions have been waived. YouTube and mp4 downloads are available. (See the hymn now.)
Links for a virtual Christmas carol: “Angels We Have Heard on High” made by 1,009 singers and instrumentalists. You are welcome to include this carol in your online worship services anytime you like. All copyright restrictions have been waived. YouTube and mp4 downloads are available. (See the carol now.)