Congregational Resources in the time of a pandemic and more

 

Worship

Synod Wide Worship & Sermons

Being the Church: The Book of Acts
April 11th  Bishop Sue
Full Worship: YouTube|MP4; Sermon ONLY YouTube|MP4; Sermon Script PDF; PowerPoint;          Bulletin PDF
April 18th  Pastor Judith (Scripture YouTube|MP4; Sermon Script PDF; Sermon YouTube|MP4)
April 25th  Earth Day Full Worship Service with Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Preaching
                      Full Service: YouTube|MP4; Sermon Only: YouTube|MP4; Bulletin
May 2nd   Pastor Allyson

Regathering in Person

Church Mutual Resource for Safely Returning
Texas Protocols for Churches/Places of Worship
Sample Council Resolution for Resuming in-Person Worship
ELCA: Resuming Care-Filled Worship and Sacramental Life During a Pandemic

Worship & Music

Hymns Unto God: Complete Public Domain Hymn List
Copyright Webinar | Handout
Resources for Musicians
Your Copyright Questions Answered 
Worship Companion: Ash Wednesday - Day of Pentecost

Technology

Each of our conferences has a Zoom account, you can contact your Conference Dean if you need to use it. If conference Zoom accounts are busy, contact the Office of the Bishop to use a Synod account. For training and to get the information, contact Deacon Darcy Mittelstaedt.

Guidance for Congregational Meetings 

Helpful Check-In Procedure for Congregational Meetings
Running Congregational Meetings Online via Zoom
Considerations for Electronic Meetings Revised
Sample Parliamentarian Rules for Electronic Meetings
ELCA's Congregational Communication Tools
Texas Business Organizations Code-Selected Provisions on Virtual Meetings for Nonprofits
Virtual Meetings for Congregations
ELCA Guidance on Virtual Congregational Meetings
SWT Technology Support
Cómo transmitir por Internet su servicio de adoración — Guía del principiante

Giving & Financial Tools

ELCA Recommended Giving Vendors

Tithe.ly
GSB Fundraising
Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest
Synod's Gift Acceptance Policy

Considering Closing

Closing and Leaving a Legacy Video

The Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest is our ministry partner who can help you navigate
how best to optimize your legacy giving. The synod office is your ministry partner as you
consider this. We want to walk with you. Please contact us at info@swtsynod.org or 830-379-9900 so we can walk with you in this process.

Administrators

Paycheck Protection Program FAQ II

Portico Benefit and Financial Resources
Compensation & Benefit Calculator - Contact the Office of the Bishop
Social Security & Medicare Tax Allowance
Housing Allowance

ELCA Congregational Finance Resources
Resource for Church Tax & Law
501c3 Status/Tax Exemption
ELCA Forms and Documents for Group Tax
Tax Status & Exemptions
Group Ruling
Texas state tax exemption application
Texas state tax exemption verification

Compensation Guidelines Full-Time | Part-Time

Forms

Constitution, Bylaws and Continuing Resolutions

Grants