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Watershed Discipleship

Watershed Discipleship

Watershed Discipleship is a website and organization based on the idea that the best way to orient the church’s work and witness is ...
ELCA World Hunger Offers Vacation Bible School Resources

ELCA World Hunger Offers Vacation Bible School Resources

This vacation Bible school program, “River of Life,” focuses on the importance of water, highlighting how ELCA World Hunger is ...
Christ the King Sunday in Year A (Ormseth11)

Christ the King Sunday in Year A (Ormseth11)

We Are the People of God's Pasture! - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the inclusion of land and water in God's reign ...
National Association of Conservation Districts (educational materials)

National Association of Conservation Districts (educational materials)

2018 Stewardship Theme: Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home Educational materials for all ages, including Church Leaders Guide and Litany ...
Indigenous Knowledge and Rights (video playlist)

Indigenous Knowledge and Rights (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKkZ8zqXIgZatHrJW0whr8-V&layout=gallery ...
Checklist for Energy Savings Room by Room

Checklist for Energy Savings Room by Room

Overall Home Energy Saving Measures Efficiency Heat/ AC: Install high efficiency ENERGY STAR-rated furnace and air conditioner, at least at ...
Storm water management for congregations

Storm water management for congregations

Vimeo slideshow with narration by Kyle Warfield, Outreach coordinator at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD ...
Water Conservation in Your Home

Water Conservation in Your Home

Why conserve water: Fresh water is a precious and scarce commodity in the world. Develop the habit of rationing water, ...
Worship as Reflection of our Care for Creation

Worship as Reflection of our Care for Creation

Green the Congregation through Worship  Reflections and Ideas by David Rhoads Worship is the central recurring event in the life ...
Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year A (Ormseth14)

Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year A (Ormseth14)

Do we see God's work in all creation? - Dennis Ormseth reflects on John 9. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
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 ...
2017 Synod Assemblies Pass More Eco-Justice Resolutions!

2017 Synod Assemblies Pass More Eco-Justice Resolutions!

South Central Wisconsin passed their Carbon Fee & Dividend Resolution! MD/DE Synod Assembly for approving a Resolution on Ecological Justice (read here). And Central States passed ...
Sunday August 7-13 in Year A (Thompson20)

Sunday August 7-13 in Year A (Thompson20)

All-Encompassing, Hopeful, and Embodied Faith Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 7-13, Year ...
Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Theological background and information on water stewardship globally, nationally, and locally. Under the “Find Your Watershed” section of the Factsheet ...
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 ...
Oceans: Vast & Fragile

Oceans: Vast & Fragile

This past fall,  Lutherans Restoring Creation helped facilitate an Ocean Leadership Training event at the New England Aquarium along with ...
Sacraments and Creation

Sacraments and Creation

The sacraments are occasions to reflect on human relationships with the rest of creation. Different Christian communities recognize different sacraments ...
Planning and Carrying Out Green Events

Planning and Carrying Out Green Events

Guidelines for Ecologically Responsible Events Prepared by Pilgrims Caring for Creation Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN in response to ...
Eco-Reformation & Environmental Justice: In Word & Deed

Eco-Reformation & Environmental Justice: In Word & Deed

The Grace Gathering ran parallel to the 2016 Churchwide Voting Assembly in New Orleans. The goal in gathering was to ...
2016 Churchwide Assembly Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water 

2016 Churchwide Assembly Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water 

Noting "the many biblical themes of renewal and liberation that water affords," and the importance of watersheds for environmental justice and creation ...
Third Sunday in Lent in Year A (Ormseth14)

Third Sunday in Lent in Year A (Ormseth14)

Real Water, Holy Water - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Samaritan woman finishing a story that began with Nicodemus. Care ...
Celebrating Earth: The Waters of Baptism

Celebrating Earth: The Waters of Baptism

Celebrating Earth: The Waters of Baptism By Laura Heller, Minister of Word and Service and Creation Care Ministry Coordinator for ...
Sunday September 4 – 10 in Year C (Taylor22)

Sunday September 4 – 10 in Year C (Taylor22)

Detachment as Creation Justice – brother ken, OLF, reflects on what we are willing to let go. Care for Creation ...
Reflections from The Bible to the Frontlines - Stony Point Retreat Center, August 2019

Reflections from The Bible to the Frontlines – Stony Point Retreat Center, August 2019

 Lutherans Restoring Creation partnered with Presbyterians for Earth Care for their bi-annual conference at Stony Point Retreat Center in NY ...
Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial from the ELCA

Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial from the ELCA

Click here to download the "Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial" from the ELCA ...
Motion C: Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water

Motion C: Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water

2016 Churchwide Assembly ASSEMBLY ACTION CA16.05.24 To adopt Motion C. ­­­ WHEREAS, Holy Scripture reminds us that “the Holy Habitation of ...
Water: "Living Water" Bible Study

Water: “Living Water” Bible Study

•Opening Prayer:  Gracious God, we thank you for your many gifts, and especially for the gift of water that sustains all ...
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 June 26 - July 2 in Year A (Mundahl20)

Sunday June 26 – July 2 in Year A (Mundahl20)

Fake News - Tom Mundahl reflects on the alternative. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for ...