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RE: Providing Care & Fostering Community amid Covid-19, Augsburg University & Luther Seminary
In an effort to provide care and foster community on our campuses amid the COVID-19 health crisis, Augsburg University Campus Ministry and the Luther Seminary Pastor’s Office are partnering to offer opportunities to strengthen the body of Christ in these days. When anxiety is high in our culture, we recognize how critical it is for us to worship, to hear God’s word of promise in Christ Jesus, to articulate our fears and doubts in a supportive community of truth and grace, and to be inspired to live as God’s beloved for the sake of the other.
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to unfold and social distancing become a normative practice to prevent the spread of virus, we in Campus Ministry at Augsburg University and Luther Seminary are working to use technology and social media platforms to offer communal experiences of worship, prayer practices and moments for faith formation, and online gatherings centered on scripture, support, and the strengthening of the body of Christ. We will seek to do this in a variety of ways including live streaming, providing elements of worship available through social media platforms, on-line content, and pastoral care offered by telephone and one line. We will continue to receive prayer requests and will lift them up.
More details are available on the Campus Ministry website blog: https://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/2020/03/16/providing-care-fostering-community-amid-covid-19/