Use the following resources to help meet the needs of a suffering world and to share the good work of Lutheran Disaster Response.
Prayer, litanies and hymns are powerful ways to individually and corporately bring our concerns before God. This remains true in times of disaster. The worship staff of the ELCA has prepared the following prayer petitions, litanies and hymns to be used both by those directly affected by disasters and those who pray, sing and worship on their behalf. Bulletin inserts are also used to help highlight particular responses.
To find more resources visit the ELCA's Worship page.
Situation Reports & Anniversary Updates
When major disasters strike that involve a sustained presence and commitment by the ELCA and its partners Situation Reports are produced to help keep the members of this church up-to-date on how the response is taking shape and being put into practice.
Hurricane Sandy (October 2012)
West Africa Sahel Drought (March 2012)
Central America Floods (October 2011)
Horn of Africa Drought (July 2011)
Minot ND Flood (June 2011)
Syria Conflict (April 2011)
Japan Tsunami & Earthquake (March 2011)
Haiti Earthquake (January 2010)
Chile Earthquake (February 2010)
Nicaragua Flood (September 2010)
Want to know what disaster's the ELCA responded to in a specific year? These reportss cover how and where we respond each year.
Download and print this Lutheran Disaster Response bulletin insert
for your congregation. The bulletin discusses the ongoing work that Lutheran Disaster Response is doing internationally and domestically.
Resources for Order
The following items are available for free and can either be ordered online or over the phone. To order online, please visit the Free Resource Site and setup an account. To order over the phone, call a Resource Information Specialist at 800/638-3522.
Haiti: One Year Later (ELCADS1040)
"This colorful eight-page brochure offers a snapshot of how your generous gifts to ELCA Disaster Response have been at work in Haiti since the devastating earthquake of January 2010. Each brochure includes an offering envelope that can be placed in the offering plate or mailed directly to ELCA Disaster Response so that the church can be ready to help the next time disaster strikes. This brochure is perfectly sized for worship bulletins, and it can also be used for events and displays."
Meeting God in the Ruins (ELCACS1085)
A devotional guidebook for disaster response volunteers.
New Every Day Forty Devotions (ELCACS1086)
This is a 40-day devotional guide book for survivors of natural disaster.
Disaster Response Offering Envelope (ELCADS0931)
Order a supply of ELCA Disaster Response offering envelopes to be prepared to respond after disaster. Keep them in church throughout the year, or stuff them inside newsletters or worship bulletins. This envelope can be placed in the offering plate or stamped and mailed directly to ELCA Disaster Response. You may designate your gifts to a specific disaster, where needed most, ELCA Domestic Disaster Response, or ELCA International Disaster Response.