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Gov.Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Designates Religious Services as Essential with Limitations

Amid the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Texas, Governor Greg decided to include religious worship as an essential service. Abbott still encouraged churches to conduct their services online but said that if they must meet in person, they should follow the federal social-distancing guidelines on the news conference during a news conference at the Texas Capitol, Texsastribune reported.

the cross

Landlord Changes Locks on California Church Continuing Services Amid Coronavirus

On Sunday, members of Cross Culture Christian Center in Lodi, Calif., found themselves locked out of the building just before their Palm Sunday service as the landlord changed the locks on a church over the weekend. He did it to prevent congregants from entering the church amid a statewide stay-at-home order.

The 15th Churchwide Assembly of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Re-elects First Female Bishop

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has re-elected the Reverend Elizabeth A. Eaton as presiding bishop. At a vote taken on August 6th at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton was elected 725 out of 897 votes cast. The Assembly will last up to August 10th. "We're church, church first," Eaton said. "Our lives have their basis and meaning in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.” The Assembly holds elections every six years to elect a presiding bishop. In 2013, the Assembly elected Pastor Eaton as the first female presiding bishop.

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