In the following video message, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA Elizabeth Eaton offers words of encouragement to our communities of faith in this difficult time.
This is an opportunity for us to pause and reflect, to breathe, and to think about what it means to be the body of Christ.Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
Let us pray
God, our peace and our strength, we pray for our nation and the world as we face new uncertainties around coronavirus. Protect the most vulnerable among us, especially all who are currently sick or in isolation. Grant wisdom, patience, and clarity to health care workers, especially as their work caring for others puts them at great risk. Guide us as we consider how best to prepare and respond in our families, congregations, workplaces, and communities. Give us courage to face these days not with fear but with compassion, concern, and acts of service, trusting that you abide with us always, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.