Latest updates from WELS on the coronavirus pandemic

Information will be shared as it becomes available.

WELS Center for Mission and Ministry deals with COVID-19

Congregations throughout the synod have been making many adjustments…

New school year brings difficult decisions

WELS schools around the country were faced with the difficult…

57th annual LWMS convention goes virtual

Since 1964, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS)…

Worship during a pandemic

Pastor Jon Hein, coordinator for WELS Congregational Services,…

A long-awaited return

It appears that the time we have been waiting for—when we can…

WELS Pension Plan contribution holiday in October 2020

The WELS Retirement Program Commission is pleased to announce…

Assignments and graduations at our ministerial education schools

The recent disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus have had…

Celebrating MLC seniors

Tomorrow, May 6, is MLC Day. Each year MLC Day brings together…

New mission online event scheduled

WELS Home and World Missions and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary…

Together at the Empty Tomb

It has not been easy. Being deprived of the blessing of gathering…

Martin Luther College announces commencement plans

In consultation with the 2020 graduating class, faculty/staff,…
WELS Family Devotions

New family devotions from WELS Discipleship

WELS Commission on Discipleship has started offering devotions…

For Such a Time as This: WELS Congregational Services is pleased to provide this timely magazine. It is filled with articles and resources to assist pastors and congregations as they seek to serve their members and their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new edition of this magazine is available that focuses exclusively on churches returning to corporate worship.

Worship Resources

Watch a livestreamed worship service

In response to the recent COVID-19 guidelines regarding gatherings of 50 or more people, many of our WELS congregations are offering livestreams of their worship services. WELS wants to make sure we not only have updated information for livestreams of worship services to share with members, but we want to add information for congregations that will now be offering livestreams of their services.

  1. Please visit to log into your account. Click on the “Service & Broadcast” tab to add the link to the livestream portion of your congregation’s website and details about service times.
  2. If you prefer to have us add the information for you, please visit

Don’t remember your username?
Visit the WELS Online Yearbook at Search for your listing in the People/Organization section, open your information card by clicking on your name, and then click on your name in the header bar. A box should pop up showing your associated username.

Don’t remember your password?
Please note that you cannot reset your WELS password on the WELS Cloud (Microsoft) login page. Password changes/resets can only be done at by clicking the “Reset Password” button. A one-time password will be sent to the e-mail address we have on file for your account. If you do not get the one-time password e-mail, check your junk folder or contact the WELS Help Desk.

Need assistance?
For assistance with accessing the online forms, contact the WELS Help Desk Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time at 414-259-4357 or For other questions, contact Karen Martinez at or 414-256-3209.

Spiritual resources for uncertain times

As we find ourselves in uncertain times, with news of the spread…

Technology for worship

In response to the recent CDC recommendations limiting public…

Live Web Streaming Guidance for Churches

The recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)…

Educational Resources

For educators

As we find ourselves in uncertain times, with news of the spread of COVID-19 changing constantly, you may be wondering what your school should do to reduce risk to your faculty, staff, students, and the communities in which you live and serve.

At this time, we ask you to follow the lead of your local school district. If schools in your district close proactively or because they are directed to close by your state government, your school should close as well. Otherwise we encourage you to keep your school open unless circumstances (such as illness) dictate otherwise.

We’ve included some resources to assist you if you seek to educate your students virtually due to a closure in your area.

For parents or guardians

Schools and families facing COVID-19 shutdowns

Schools are shutting down and kids are home. Now what? Many of…

Spiritual resources for uncertain times

As we find ourselves in uncertain times, with news of the spread…

Suggestions for Parents of Young Children

Mrs. Cindi Holman, Early Childhood Ministry national coordinator,…

Health Resources

Learning about and adapting to this pandemic

If you are looking for resources from medical and science professionals…

Additional Communications

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