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God’s love for creation encompasses all living things, including animals and their habitat. Browse our resources below about how our work and voices speaks for animals and habitats.

Second Sunday of Christmas in Years A, B, and C (Ormseth13)

Second Sunday of Christmas in Years A, B, and C (Ormseth13)

Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised ...
Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Marriage, Family, and the Community of Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the profound mutuality between male and female in creation. Care ...
Sunday September 18-24 in Year A (Santmire14)

Sunday September 18-24 in Year A (Santmire14)

In Praise of Generosity - Paul Santmire reflects on a kairos moment for Americans. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Sunday September 4-10 in Year A (Ormseth11)

Sunday September 4-10 in Year A (Ormseth11)

Love Your Neighbor! - Dennis Ormseth reflects on cultivating a sense of place, where love for one another includes all of ...
God in Forests: Who is Jesus for Chipmunks?

God in Forests: Who is Jesus for Chipmunks?

A Service In and For the Forests - Feel free to share this worship service or get ideas - we ...
Microscopic - Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

Microscopic – Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

Micro-Creation Service Bulletin - Click here - free to share! (wonderful readings, music, etc.) Homily by Pastor Susan Henry, House ...
InfoSharing from Experts (video playlist)

InfoSharing from Experts (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKlJVRqTFp8u2vjQuZsPm4uV&layout=gallery ...
Featured School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Featured School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College has been pursuing sustainable decision making for over three decades. As the world's environmental issues grow more and ...
Sunday August 28 - September 3 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Sunday August 28 – September 3 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Earth, Sky, and Water - Tom Mundahl reflects on "the commons" we all share. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common ...
Several ELCA Colleges Named in the Sierra Club's Top "Cool Schools" List (2017)

Several ELCA Colleges Named in the Sierra Club’s Top “Cool Schools” List (2017)

Muhlenberg College, Luther College, Wartburg College, Wittenberg College, and Pacific Lutheran University were all recently included in the Sierra Club's ...
Sunday May 29 - June 4 in Year B (Morgan24)

Sunday May 29 – June 4 in Year B (Morgan24)

Sabbath Rest for the Whole Creation – Gabriel Morgan reflects on the connection between our busy-ness and care for creation ...
Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve in Years A, B, and C (Mundahl21)

Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve in Years A, B, and C (Mundahl21)

Earth's Child – Tom Mundahl reflects on the arrival of the Prince of Peace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised ...
Connections Call: Gifts of restoration for YOU too!

Connections Call: Gifts of restoration for YOU too!

On a recent Connections Call we asked folks to share some readings and resources that give them strength. Here are ...
Day of Pentecost in Year A (Martin23)

Day of Pentecost in Year A (Martin23)

Free Speech for Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots - Tom Martin reflects on Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, eco-justice, and glossolalia ...
Interview with Bishop Eaton

Interview with Bishop Eaton

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton offered the sermon for our Good Shepherd Sunday service in celebration of Earth Day 2021.  As the ...
Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Wright18)

Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Wright18)

In Celebration of St. Francis - Nancy Wright reflects on four themes of creation care in this Sunday's readings. Care for ...
Preaching Series on St. Francis: Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Santmire15)

Preaching Series on St. Francis: Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Santmire15)

Part 2: "Francis: Child of God" - Paul Santmire honors St. Francis with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year C (Ormseth16)

Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year C (Ormseth16)

New Creation! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the promise that comes from the very heart of God. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (Martin22)

Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (Martin22)

Grace Is Wet - Tom Martin reflects on how water pervades, undergrids, and provides the medium for all life, both ...
St. Olaf Natural Lands Play an Important Role in Conservation Efforts for Native Species

St. Olaf Natural Lands Play an Important Role in Conservation Efforts for Native Species

A story in the Star Tribune newspaper highlights how St. Olaf College's 350 acres of natural lands not only serve ...
Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston

Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston

This regional organization shares the experts in their midst with the wider audience online across the globe. Check out the ...
Sunday October 30 - November 5 in Year B (Sassaman18)

Sunday October 30 – November 5 in Year B (Sassaman18)

Creation Is Our Neighborhood - Jeremiah Sassaman reflects on loving our neighbors. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  ...
Luther College and Raptor Resource Project Build Banding Station (2017)

Luther College and Raptor Resource Project Build Banding Station (2017)

A grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources allowed Luther College and the Decorah Raptor Resource Project to build ...
Within Limits: Remember the Sabbath

Within Limits: Remember the Sabbath

Jim Martin-Schramm Luther College Chapel October 7, 2011 Exodus 23:10-12 (or 31:12-17) Within Limits: Remember the Sabbath Our reading this ...
Creation Care Ministry at Christ the King

Creation Care Ministry at Christ the King

Creation Care Ministry at Christ the King ...
Teaching Environmental Ethics: Feeding “The Good Wolf"

Teaching Environmental Ethics: Feeding “The Good Wolf”

Teaching Environmental Ethics: Feeding “The Good Wolf” by Dr. Leah D. Schade ...
Perspectives on Animals as Food

Perspectives on Animals as Food

July 2021 Connections Call Recording & Related Resources: Hear as Sarah & Brandon Bowers describe their methods of raising animals ...
Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth15)

Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth15)

Singing God's Praises - Dennis Ormseth reflects on a flourishing planet in which all of life together is filled with the ...
Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C (Litman-Koon23)

Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C (Litman-Koon23)

From Dust, To Dust  – Kris Litman-Koon explores how Ash Wednesday is an invitation to reassess what we value with ...
Sunday September 18-24 in Year A (Ormseth11)

Sunday September 18-24 in Year A (Ormseth11)

Acceptance in an Economy of Grace - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the workers in the vineyard. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
Blessing of All the Animals: A Sermon

Blessing of All the Animals: A Sermon

By David Rhoads And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above ...
Creation of the Cosmos: "Of All that is Seen and Unseen"

Creation of the Cosmos: “Of All that is Seen and Unseen”

Creation of Cosmos Service - Feel free to download and share this bulletin.  Please don't forget acknowledgements. Creation: The Universe  ...
Sunday August 14-20 in Year A (Ormseth11)

Sunday August 14-20 in Year A (Ormseth11)

In Jesus, Exceptionalist Ideology Falls Away - Dennis Ormseth  reflects on a global scope for the vision of well-being. Care ...