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Sunday October 23-29 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday October 23-29 in Year B (Carr21)

Do You See What I See? - Amy Carr reflects on walking without stumbling along waterways, roadsides, and temple byways ...
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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 ...
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ELCA Advocacy Updates

ELCA Advocacy Updates

The National ELCA Office of Advocacy offers updates from what's going on in our capital and news from various affiliate ...
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Evangelical Lutheran leaders argue for Ohio energy efficiency and renewable energy

Evangelical Lutheran leaders argue for Ohio energy efficiency and renewable energy

The president of a major Lutheran seminary and one of the three bishops overseeing the 550 Ohio congregations of the ...
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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 ...
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Religious Community Sends Letter to Trump Transition Team

Religious Community Sends Letter to Trump Transition Team

A coalition of 32 faith organizations, including the ELCA, sent a letter on January 11 to President-elect Donald Trump's transition ...
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An Earth Day Action with Results:

An Earth Day Action with Results:

*On June 28, 2017 there was a follow-up to this meeting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren - read here* Working their ...
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Working their Beliefs into the Public Sphere 

Working their Beliefs into the Public Sphere 

On Earth Day 2016, a small group of people of faith visited Massachusetts' Senator Ed Markey's office in Boston to ...
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Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Back in the summer of 2018 hundreds of youth and group leaders visited our Lutherans Restoring Creation space in the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly Lutherans Call for Repeal of “Fracking Loopholes” (2014)

Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly Lutherans Call for Repeal of “Fracking Loopholes” (2014)

On the recommendation of a bipartisan task group, the Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ...
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Justified by Land and Faith

Justified by Land and Faith

Christian Faith and Environmental Ethics: Aldo Leopold's Sand County Almanac and Luther's Freedom of A Christian A timeless reflection shared ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Water discipleship tool for Congregations!

Water discipleship tool for Congregations!

Vermont Lutheran Church partners with Interfaith Power & Light to Share the Various Ways to Revere Water: In 2018, Vermont ...
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Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (February 11-17) in Year A (Mundahl)

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (February 11-17) in Year A (Mundahl)

Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.  - Tom Mundahl reflects on our ...
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Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (February 11-17) in Year A (Ormseth)

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (February 11-17) in Year A (Ormseth)

Choosing Life - Dennis Ormseth reflects on Moses' Farewell Speech and Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. Care for Creation Commentary ...
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First Sunday of Lent (March 1, 2020) in Year A (Mundahl)

First Sunday of Lent (March 1, 2020) in Year A (Mundahl)

The Way of Ecojustice in a Dangerous Time - Tom Mundahl reflects on our place in the world. Care for ...
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First Sunday of Lent in Year A (Ormseth14)

First Sunday of Lent in Year A (Ormseth14)

Lent Calls Us to Serve the Flourishing of Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the temptation of Jesus and what ...
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Second Sunday of Lent (March 8, 2020) in Year A (Mundahl)

Second Sunday of Lent (March 8, 2020) in Year A (Mundahl)

Living in Promises and Hope - Tom Mundahl reflects on land and the struggle to "till (serve) and keep" it ...
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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 ...
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Fifth Sunday of Lent (March 29, 2020) in Year A (Mundahl)

Fifth Sunday of Lent (March 29, 2020) in Year A (Mundahl)

Can These Bones Live? - Tom Mundahl reflects on the cost of transitioning to a creation-normed economy ...
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Skip the Grid

Skip the Grid

Skip the Grid is an initiative focused on bringing solar power to health care systems and other critical infrastructure in West Africa. Most clinics and many ...
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Sunday July 17-23 in Year A (Ormseth)

Sunday July 17-23 in Year A (Ormseth)

Desist from Ecological Destruction, NOW! - Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the ecological integrity of all things. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
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Heidi Ann Michelsen

Heidi Ann Michelsen

I´m currently an administrator and professor for the study abroad program of Valparaiso University,  (Praxis Center) located in Costa Rica.  ...
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Native Land Acknowledgment: Processes to Heal, Steps to Restore

Native Land Acknowledgment: Processes to Heal, Steps to Restore

Acknowledging the Indigenous peoples on whose land our churches sit has the potential to profoundly shift our relationship to our ...
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Sunday November 13-19 in Year A (Ormseth)

Sunday November 13-19 in Year A (Ormseth)

Claiming the Future as Precious Gifts of People and Land. - Dennis Ormseth reflects on acting boldly for restoration and healing ...
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Christ the King Sunday in Year A (Ormseth)

Christ the King Sunday in Year A (Ormseth)

We are the sheep of God's pasture. We are the people of God's Earth. - Dennis Ormseth reflects on  the inclusion ...
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Second Sunday of Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Second Sunday of Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Turning Around and Rethinking the "Royal Theology" of Our Time - Tom Mundahl reflects on the appeal of kingdom, power, ...
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Connections Call: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community

Connections Call: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community

This call (video below) happened on May 18, 2021 Focus: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community Be sure you ...
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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 ...
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Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

Everything Is Changed - Dennis Ormseth reflects on reorientation of the community to God's creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
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Sunday June 12-18 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday June 12-18 in Year B (Ormseth12)

A New and Restorative Ordering of Life - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the kingdom of God and the great ecology ...
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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 ...
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Sunday July 10-16 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday July 10-16 in Year B (Ormseth12)

The Whole of Inter-Related Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the meals of Jesus overcoming our "reconciliation deficit disorder." Care ...
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Connections Calls: Ways of Knowing - Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge & Christian Faith

Connections Calls: Ways of Knowing – Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge & Christian Faith

Connections Call from Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Focus: Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge, and Christian Faith: How Can Various Ways of Knowing ...
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Sunday July 10-16 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Sunday July 10-16 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Faithfulness Will Spring Up from the Ground - Tom Mundahl reflects on God's shalom trumping "royal theologies." Care for Creation Commentary ...
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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 ...
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Sunday July 17-23 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Sunday July 17-23 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Shepherds and Children - Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a healing relationship with the natural world. Care for Creation Commentary ...
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Sunday August 28 - September 3 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday August 28 – September 3 in Year B (Carr21)

Good Laws or Pure Persons? - Amy Carr reflects on the nature of pollution. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
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