Worship & Study Resources
This page contains resources for 'Devotional and Other Materials', 'Live Streaming or Recorded Worship and Other Services', and 'How to get your worship service/Bible study on-line now'. Scroll down to access each section.
This page will be updated as we receive more resources and ideas. Check back often.
Share your resource, idea and live/recorded worship/other services with us using the comments below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devotionals and other materials
A family devotional during COVID-19: A group of ELCA Clergy & Youth Leaders listened to the Spirit again and have created Pandemic Faith, a second 8-week family devotional for life during COVID-19.
Redeemer, Columbus offers a Zoom Bible study every Tuesday from 1-2:30 pm and an adult class every Sunday from 10-11 am. People can find Zoom information by contacting Pr. David Shull at email@example.com
First, Xenia is hosting a Children at Home Virtual Ministry occurs once weekly; Bible study and recitation of the Lutheran Rosary are available by invitation to Zoom. Please write to <firstname.lastname@example.org> to obtain invites.
Epiphany, Centerville is offering the following ways to connect:
- NEW! Weekly Bible Study – Wednesdays beginning May 13 at 11 a.m., all are welcome to a ZOOM Bible Study. Pr. Woodward will lead a discussion on the Gospel lesson for the upcoming Sunday.
- NEW! Prayers from the Porch – Beginning May 13 on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., join Pr. Charlie Woodward on my back porch for a short service of scripture, reflection, prayer and song. This will be coming to you every Wednesday on Epiphany's YouTube Channel and will be available any time after that. This will replace the weeknight evening prayer services, which will end Friday, May 8.
- ALONE in the Wilderness TOGETHER is a daily devotion from Pastor Charlie Woodward. It is emailed to our contacts, posted on our Facebook page and on our website.
Their online resources are found:
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/epiphanydayton
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EpiphanyDayton/
Worship Video Library-Pr. Joe Wolf Volfie Productions channel
Worship video library on Pastor Joe Wolf's personal video channel available to Southern Ohio Synod congregations. These are kindly offered for congregational use as part of the Thrive Campaign Goal #5. These are available at no charge. Check out Pr. Joe Wolf's personal video channel and subscribe so you don't miss the weekly additions. Volfie Productions: http://volfieproductions.com/
Peace Lutheran, Beavercreek have a host of At Home Resources for faith formation and fun at https://www.peacebeavercreek.
Godly Play for families to watch and will continue to upload them on our YouTube (Peace LutheranBeavercreek) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyC1bTqMNISAJOLvhuQ2MqQ
St. John, Stovertown's pastor, Rev. Al Laese, has enlisted the help of a parishioner to create a Facebook message: https://www.facebook.com/an.
Good Shepherd, Cincinnati's pastoral team is sharing daily devotionals with its people https://goodshepherd.com/
Beauty and the Beast Movie Night-- Hosted by Lutheran Church of the Resurrection: Pr. Nicole Kelly is hosting on their Facebook page and will provide a scripture ahead of the movie and content following the movie. See their Facebook invite for details.
All Saints, Worthington is hosting a Pastor's Bible Study through their YouTube channel.
#FreePrayer and Care with PAL : Join Pastor Aaron Layne (aka PAL) in his normal time of prayer and care called #FreePrayerwithPAL. Usually PAL goes to Panera Bread and prays with friends, church members, and strangers.
Pr. Ken Hacker, Pastor of Mt. Zion, Pleasant City is sending emails to his congregation with the weekly service and encouraging families to read and sing through it together on Sunday at 10:30 am. (No special technology needed here!)
The Rev. Pete Rudowski created an educational video about the “Significance of Holy Week” for a congregation in Hyde Park and is pleased to offer it to the rest of the synod.
Live Streaming or Recorded Worship and Other Services
First, Xenia is live streaming Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on Facebook Live!, with a replay afternoons on You Tube and website link: <www.firstlutheranxenia.org>.
St. Paul, Westerville: Go to www.stpaulwesterville.org for a link to their live stream.
St. Luke, Gahanna: Go to https://www.stlukecolumbus.
Epiphany, Dayton: Go to www.epiphanydayton.org to access live streaming and home devotion and study materials for families and individuals
Advent, Columbus: Go to https://youtu.be/79Ic1Ea7Bnc at 10:30 am on Sundays.
St. Paul, Dayton (DogLeg Road): Facebook Live at 10am on Sundays www.facebook.com/StPaulDogLeg
Messiah Lutheran Church, Urbana:https://www.facebook.com/
Christ Lutheran Church, Bexley is streaming Wednesday 7pm worship during Lent and Sunday 9:30am worship via Facebook (premiere) and posting those videos on their website christbexley.org
Bethel Lutheran, Grove City has live streaming on their Facebook page on Wed. evenings (7pm) and Sunday mornings (10am): https://www.facebook.com/BethelLutheranGC/
Pr. Ray also doing a daily "check in" at 10am beginning this coming Monday, March 23.
Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown went live 3.18.20 with streaming worship. Click the icons on www.zionluthchurch.org. To be routed to their streaming worship.
Grace, Pickerington and Faith, Baltimore are hosting daily (12:30 pm), Sunday, and midweek live (and saved) services through their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/
Trinity, Mt. Healthy is sharing their worship services via their YouTube channel & Pr. Jodi Keith is emailing a simplified 'Distance Worship Guide' folks can print and use to follow along. https://www.youtube.com/
St. John’s Lutheran, Sidney is streaming live on Facebook at 7 pm for Wednesday’s Lenten Service and 9 am for Sunday Worship https://www.facebook.com/sidne
Resurrection Lutheran Church, Lebanon live streamed via Facebook. See their Facebook page for the most recent live stream recording https://www.facebook.com/pg/ResurrectionLuthern/videos
St. Paul, Reading is recording Tuesday Bible studies and Sunday worship and posting to a central page on their website: https://www.
Good Shepherd, Cincinnati has a Worship Resource page where they are 'Bringing Worship To You'. It has resources for all age groups. https://goodshepherd.com/Worship/Worship-Resources
Faith, Mount Vernon is online Sunday morning at 10am on Facebook Live on their Faith Lutheran, Mount Vernon group page
St. Paul, Ashville's Pastor Laura Cavendish is posting on Youtube midweek and Sunday morning at stpaulashville. The congregation is invited to pray at 10AM or 10PM together. Pastor Laura goes LIVE on Facebook every morning around 10AM with updates and devotions or prayer. One of the members is posting a daily written prayer there at 6:00AM.
St. Paul, Ironton's Pastor Jonathan Moyers goes live from his living room in West Virginia for their worship service live at 10 am https://www.facebook.com/splcironton/ (It's ok to visit another state this way!)
Zion, Hamilton has a radio broadcast on WMOH or through our website, https://zionhamilton.org/ at 10:30 on Sunday. We are pulling prior recorded services from 2017.
Zion Lutheran church in Middletown has gone live with streaming worship: Click the icons on www.zionluthchurch.org to be routed to their streaming worship services.
Holy Trinity, Upper Arlington offers weekly live stream worship and 'Daily Dose of Good News' through their website: www.engagedbygrace.org
Fellowship Lutheran, Columbus worship services can be found on their website, http://flccolumbus.com/ and on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Fellowship-Lutheran-Church-236561770376/
Make sure you have proper licensing for your online worship music
- Augsburg Fortress has extended its licenses to include online streaming through May 31, 2020 for free for the copyrights it owns (as opposed to those it administers). Details here: https://go.augsburgfortress.org/temporary-expanded-licensing-for-streaming-worship-services
- One License granted a temporary free extension for online streaming until April 15, 2020. Information on the streaming license after April 15 is here: https://news.onelicense.net/2020/04/13/looking-ahead-licensing-options-for-gratis-accounts-after-april-15/
- Information (including pricing <$100/year for the vast majority of our congregations) on CCLI’s streaming license is here: https://us.ccli.com/streaming/
If you are using One License and have not purchased the online streaming license, please follow the link above to gain the proper licensing for the worship music you use online, as the free period has ended.
Augsburg's free period ends May 31,2020. Please begin making arrangements to purchase the additional licensing you will need if you are doing any kind of worship service online.
How to get your worship service/Bible study online now
Expensive gear doesn’t generate extensive impact online. Quality content does.
Online Church for Beginners from Churchfront
The first 10 minutes of this Youtube video shares quick and inexpensive ways for your congregation to go online with your worship services. These same techniques can be used for Bible studies, Sunday School, pastor messages, etc.
Josh Brodbeck, our SOS Worship Director, shares the basic steps you need to live stream your worship services now for no money and just a little time.