Pandemic Resources

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 office@alcm.org.

The Summer 2020 issue of CrossAccent is devoted to issues related to the pandemic. Fourteen contributors—musicians, pastors, scholars, theologians, and a physician—have provided wisdom, experience, advice, and encouragement for these uncertain and challenging times.

“Worship Solutions that Respond to COVID-19 Challenges.”  This Hearts * Hands * Voices online event is now available on ALCM’s YouTube channel. Geared toward small/medium-sized churches, Mark Johanson from Christ Lutheran Church–Christ Providence in Charlotte, North Carolina, and other colleagues have prepared a series of videos that offer “Worship Solutions that Respond to COVID-19 Challenges.” 

Zoom meeting to discuss 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.

Brief articles:

A webinar on Worship Streaming

Choristers Guild Virtual Learning Resource Paks

Handbell Industry Council COVID-19 Guidelines

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.)