Devotional Resources

ELCA Bulletins for Daily Prayer

During this time of pandemic many are seeking resources to support daily prayer in the home. As we are physically separated from supportive Christian communities, it becomes increasingly important to mark our days and hours with prayer.


These daily prayers may be prayed together as a family or as individuals. Prayer at morning and evening are the primary times for common prayer in various faith traditions. You may want to create a space in your home for such prayer, being aided by lighting a candle or having a vessel of water nearby to remember your baptism. Several short collects for various situations could be used throughout your day, keeping with St. Paul’s guidance to “pray without ceasing… for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:17-18).


Daily prayer can be supported by including scripture passages from the daily lectionary. These readings that include an Old Testament text, a New Testament text, and a Psalm, provide a helpful pattern that bridges the previous Sunday to the next Sunday. Readings on Monday through Wednesday build upon what was heard the previous Sunday while Thursday through Saturday look forward to the upcoming Sunday. There is a link to the lectionary in each of the bulletins.

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Night Prayer

Responsive Prayer

Prayers and Blessings for Daily Use

Illustrated Ministry Weekly Devotions

 Devotional resources for families with children, or for those who enjoy coloring. 

Pentecost Coloring Page

Seventh Sunday of Easter -- May 24, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter -- May 17, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter -- May 10, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter -- May 3, 2020

Third Sunday of Easter -- April 26, 2020

Second Sunday of Easter -- April 19, 2020

Easter Sunday -- April 12, 2020

Alleluia Coloring Page (Larger Size)

Alleluia Coloring Page

ELCA Worship Blog: Worship in the Home

 Weekly posts will include resources for Sunday worship at home.

ELCA Worship Blog

Prayer resources for when we are anxious

Prayer resources for when we are anxious from Illustrated Ministry. There are coloring 3 pages, each one containing a different prayer. The text of the prayers is also provided separately

Prayer Resources

ELCA Recommendations for Funerals during COVID-19

Click the link below to read the ELCA document about funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our synod bishop, Bishop Satterlee strongly recommends that we postpone funeral services to a later date.

ELCA Funeral Recommendations

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


North/West Lower Michigan Synod

We are the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. As one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we work to support the 115 congregations and 220 pastors across our geographic region. Whether you are exploring the Christian faith, the Lutheran tradition, or what it means to become part of a faith community or you are a leader looking for information or help, we seek to partner with and serve you

North/West Lower Michigan Synod

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

ELCA God’s Global Barnyard

ELCA Good Gifts program by collecting for animals and things that will help our global neighbors live self-sustainably. This is a special effort through the ELCA World Hunger effort to reach out globally with specific gifts to others. You choose what to give and donate accordingly. It's also a great gift idea for someone you know; give the donation of a goat to that person for whom you never know what gift to get!

ELCA God’s Global Barnyard

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 Hillsdale Health Department

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