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COVID-19: Updates and Plans ›


Augsburg University Faculty and teaching staff, at our sibling Evangelical Lutheran Church in American colleges and universities, and at all other institutions of higher learning in the Unites States and partners abroad are bearing the stressors of COVID-19 while also striving to meet the challenges of shifting to alternative methods of instructing due to these unprecedented circumstances.  We offer this scripture and prayer to all FACULTY AND TEACHERS as they prepare and present alternative forms of instructions in new and innovative ways.

Deuteronomy 32:2 (NRSV)

May my teaching drop like the rain,  my speech condense like the dew;
like gentle rain on grass, like showers on new growth.

Let us pray:

All wise God, you who gives seeds to the sower, you who gives gifts of teaching/instruction without repentance we offer this prayer of thanksgiving and encouragement to Augsburg University’s faculty and teachers who are self-less and giving beyond expectations. We offer a prayer of gratitude rain down on their accepting this new challenge of educating our leaders in new ways.  We ask that the fruit of their labor produce students who succeed and flourish like new grass under these unforeseen circumstances.

We also prayer for the well-being of all faculty and teachers that they do not feel stressed, discouraged or defeated during this time. Oh God, be mindful of your gifted “tender plants” as they face these challenges and meet the task at hand. Giving the confidence in their vocational call this season.  Bless them now we pray with the presence of your promised Holy Comforter and Guide. Amen

Rev. Babette Chatman

March 24, 2020