Devotions and more!
With news of the spread of COVID-19 changing constantly, it’s important to remember where we Christians find our faith, hope, and strength—our Savior, Jesus Christ. This page shares several resources and devotions you can read and access to stay in God's Word and find comfort in the midst of uncertainty.
Northwestern Publishing House has created multiple Faith Care Packages that combine meaningful and engaging books and other materials specially chosen for a family's unique situation. These packages provide a thoughtful gift opportunity to encourage others during this time of isolation. For a family at home or a loved one in a senior care facility, Faith Care Packages express your concern and share God's comforting and uplifting Word. Visit NPH's website for more details!
Throughout this year, numerous WELS ministries have created and made available various resources. By following this link, you'll find details on counseling, livestreams, radio broadcasts, video devotions and Bible studies (for adults and children), and more.
In addition to its regular daily devotions, wels.net has created a family devotions series. Each devotion in this series has a reading, response, prayer, and questions that family members can discuss with one another. The questions are segmented into age groups, from younger children to elementary-age children to middle school children and beyond. Follow this link to find the latest devotion!
ChurchArt Pro has created Scripture cards that you can freely download and share with your fellow church members and community. They’ve provided twelve Scripture designs as single-sided cards and foldable notecards. The notecards are blank inside, so adding a personal message is easy. You’ll find ways to download the designs in PDF, Publisher, and Word file formats. Click this link to learn more!
Our world may have come to a standstill, but our emotions have not. Amidst the anxiety, fear, paranoia, worry, sorrow, and all of the things that threaten to swallow our hope, Jesus reminds us that we are safe in God's Word while we are safe at home. Northwestern Publishing House has created the "Safe in God's Word" series, a compilation of devotions and resources to help keep us connected with our Savior Jesus during these times.
If you're looking for short daily devotions to stay in God's Word and find comforting and relevant thoughts about everyday life and current struggles, check out this blog. The writer is Pastor Nathan Nass of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Bay, WI.
HomeTouch Ministry has provided four days' worth of devotions and activities. They've also included a template that you may send to families in your congregation who would like to color a picture and send a note to those who might feel isolated. Follow this link to access the activities and template.
From Northwestern Publishing House: Eighty hymns have been made available for free download. Drawn from the Lent, Easter, Redeemer, Trust, Faith, Prayer, and Nation sections of Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal, these hymns are in the public domain or have been granted permission for this use.
In this video, Jodie Martens of Christian Family Solutions reads The Invisible String written by Patrice Karst and illustrated by Geoff Stevenson. The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace. It delivers a particularly compelling message in today’s uncertain times. Enjoy!