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Lutherans Restoring Creation Art Contest!

Lutherans Restoring Creation Art Contest!

In preparation for Youth and Young Adult Gathering 2024, Lutherans Restoring Creation is hosted an art contest! We know the ...
Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Carr21)

Prophets and Apostles in Our Midst  - Amy Carr reflects on a God-driven vision of right relations in our shared ...
Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Congregations who embrace care for creation will find joy in the initiatives they undertake. - Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming faithful ...
Sunday June 26 - July 2 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday June 26 – July 2 in Year B (Carr21)

God Does Not Desire That Creatures Suffer  - Amy Carr reflects on waiting and suffering, fairness and balance. Care for ...
"Our Kairos Moment:" An ELCA Climate Care Study Guide

“Our Kairos Moment:” An ELCA Climate Care Study Guide

In spring of 2024, the ELCA released a study guide to dive deeper into the Climate Care Social Statement called ...
Sunday June 19-25 in Year B (Schade15)

Sunday June 19-25 in Year B (Schade15)

Now is the acceptable time—to speak out boldly! - Leah Schade reflects on prophetic voice in the midst of the storm. Care ...
Sunday June 19-25 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday June 19-25 in Year B (Ormseth12)

How is the God of creation related to the storms of global climate change? - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the interconnected ...
Sunday June 12-18 in Year B (Schade15)

Sunday June 12-18 in Year B (Schade15)

Mighty Cedars and Impertinent Mustard Plants: Signs of the Kin-dom of God - Leah Schade reflects on every green shoot ...
There are 3 circular graphs. The first one shows that 26% of synods have a resolution to reduce emission. The second shows 43% of synods have a creation care ministry. The last shows 56% have a commitment to creation care.

LRC Seeks Collaboration with ELCA Synods

Lutherans Restoring Creation ("LRC") is working to collaborate with ELCA synods in bringing care for creation into the full life ...
The Week: an experience for talking climate in community

The Week: an experience for talking climate in community

"The Week" is a three-part group experience to help us clearly see what the climate crisis will look like and ...
Holy Trinity Sunday in Year B (Schade15)

Holy Trinity Sunday in Year B (Schade15)

Here Am I! - Leah Schade reflects on answering the call to love and serve creation. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Food - Faith - Farming

Food – Faith – Farming

Since there are so many members of our ELCA community who live in agricultural areas and we all depend on ...
Central States Synod Calls for Peace and Justice

Central States Synod Calls for Peace and Justice

The Central States Synod has passed a resolution for Peace and Justice in response to the loss of human life ...
Day of Pentecost in Year B (Schade15)

Day of Pentecost in Year B (Schade15)

Fire and Wind - Leah Schade reflects on letting the Pentecostal fires and the winds of the Spirit transform your congregation into ...
Season of Creation: Third Sunday in Year C (Storm Sunday)

Season of Creation: Third Sunday in Year C (Storm Sunday)

Finding the peace of God amidst storms, we are called to wake up and face up to the storms we ...
First Sunday of Advent in Year C (Mundahl18)

First Sunday of Advent in Year C (Mundahl18)

God Will Dwell with Them - Tom Mundahl reflects on committing to a place, its people, and its very humus. Care ...
Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (Martin22)

Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (Martin22)

NOW. - Tom Martin reflects on the prophets and Jesus calling us to ecojustice "today." Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (Ormseth13)

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (Ormseth13)

Call It Love - Dennis Ormseth reflects on whether we must appeal to “self-interest” in order to love creation as our ...
Third Sunday in Lent in Year C (Saler13)

Third Sunday in Lent in Year C (Saler13)

Let Repentance Linger - Robert Saler reflects on refusing to rush to easy consolation to create space for authentic encounter ...
Second Sunday of Advent in Year C (Mundahl18)

Second Sunday of Advent in Year C (Mundahl18)

Stay Together, Encourage One Another, and Actually Act - Tom Mundahl reflects on the connection between preparing the way and changing our ...
Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year C (Mundahl13)

Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year C (Mundahl13)

Sabbath Fufillment – Tom Mundahl reflects on striving to enable all members of creation to be what God intended them ...
Sunday June 5 – 11 in Year C (Ormseth)

Sunday June 5 – 11 in Year C (Ormseth)

“Generosity over scarcity, brokenness in the face of denial, and hope in the place of despair.”  Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary ...
Sunday June 19 – 25 in Year C (Ormseth13)

Sunday June 19 – 25 in Year C (Ormseth13)

Generosity, Candor in Brokenness, and Resilient Hope  – Dennis Ormseth wonders if we can be freed by a “cultural exorcism” to ...
Sunday August 14 - 20 in Year C (Saler13)

Sunday August 14 – 20 in Year C (Saler13)

Hard Sayings of Jesus: Blessing or Naming? - Robert Saler reflects on being a clear-eyed observer of human freedom and ...
Sunday August 21 - 27 in Year C (Saler13)

Sunday August 21 – 27 in Year C (Saler13)

The Tension Between Action and Rest - Robert Saler reflects on the right balance. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Sunday August 21 - 27 in Year C (Carr22)

Sunday August 21 – 27 in Year C (Carr22)

To Climate Change Deniers and Climate Despairers - Amy Carr reflects on variable gospel notes to the hard of heart ...
Sunday October 16-22 in Year C (Mundahl13)

Sunday October 16-22 in Year C (Mundahl13)

God’s Presence and Blessing - Tom Mundahl reflects on the source of our care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
Sunday November 13-19 in Year C (Utphall22)

Sunday November 13-19 in Year C (Utphall22)

A New Song - Nick Utphall reflects on the voice of the forest in concert with us. Care for Creation ...
Sunday November 13-19 in Year C (Schade13)

Sunday November 13-19 in Year C (Schade13)

Preaching the End of the World in the Face of the End of the World - Leah Schade reflects on ...
Seventh Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (GreenBlades22)

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (GreenBlades22)

Contemplating the Arc of Peace - Mark Ditmanson reflects on what it means to pray that we might be "instruments of ...