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Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13) in Year A (Schade)

Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13) in Year A (Schade)

Inauguration by Water – The Baptism of Jesus:  Leah Schade reflects on Matthew 3:13-17 and Isaiah 42:1-9. Care for Creation ...
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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 ...
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This is Church and You Are Needed Inside & Out

This is Church and You Are Needed Inside & Out

Watch this message from our churchwide leaders and fellow members across the country who recognize the tough, uncomfortable work of ...
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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 ...
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Sunday August 7-13 in Year A (Thompson)

Sunday August 7-13 in Year A (Thompson)

All-Encompassing, Hopeful, and Embodied Faith This week Lutheran's Restoring Creation is excited to offer a guest commentary from Andrew Thompson, ...
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Third Sunday of Lent (March 15, 2020) in Year A (Mundahl)

Third Sunday of Lent (March 15, 2020) in Year A (Mundahl)

Come and See - Tom Mundahl reflects on God's gift of water. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary ...
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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 ...
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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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Holy Week in Year B (Jorgenson18)

Holy Week in Year B (Jorgenson18)

Root from Dry Ground - Kiara Jorgenson reflects on the themes of water in the Holy Week texts. Care for Creation ...
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Passion Sunday and Holy Week in Year B (Ormseth12)

Passion Sunday and Holy Week in Year B (Ormseth12)

The Transformation of All Life - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the reorientation of creation to its sacred center. Care for Creation ...
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First Sunday of Lent in Year B (Saler15)

First Sunday of Lent in Year B (Saler15)

Jesus and the Journey of Overcoming - Robert Saler reflects on God's healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common ...
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Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth15)

Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth15)

This Changes Everything: No Longer Business as Usual - Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus inviting the common folk to join him ...
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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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Sunday June 26 - July 2 in Year A (Mundahl)

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

Fake News - Tom Mundahl reflects on the alternative. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday ...
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Second and Third Sundays of Easter (April 19 & 26, 2020) in Year A (Utphall)

Second and Third Sundays of Easter (April 19 & 26, 2020) in Year A (Utphall)

Needing New Life:  Nick Utphall reflects on Easter, Earth Day's 50th anniversary, and coronavirus. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
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Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 22, 2020) in Year A (Ormseth)

Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 22, 2020) in Year A (Ormseth)

Do we see God's work in all creation? - Dennis Ormseth reflects on John 9. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
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Third Sunday of Lent (March 15, 2020) in Year A (Ormseth)

Third Sunday of Lent (March 15, 2020) in Year A (Ormseth)

Real Water, Holy Water - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Samaritan woman finishing a story that began with Nicodemus. Care ...
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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 ...
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Water discipleship tools - fresh from Vermont!

Water discipleship tools – fresh from Vermont!

Vermont Lutheran Church partners with Interfaith Power & Light to Share the Various Ways to Revere Water: In 2018, Vermont ...
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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 ...
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Energy Stewardship

Energy Stewardship

Lutherans have had a tremendous history with being good energy stewards - but we have a LONG way to go.  ...
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Voices from the ELCA - Caring for Creation Today

Voices from the ELCA – Caring for Creation Today

[vimeo 301256430 w=640 h=360] God's work. Our hands. from ecoAmerica on Vimeo. ELCA churches across the country are working to ...
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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 ...
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Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year B 2018 Reading for Series B: 2018 by Nick Utphall 21st Sunday ...
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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, St. Francis Day, Year B

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, St. Francis Day, Year B

Creation Care Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary St. Francis Day, Lectionary 27 By Nancy Wright Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8 ...
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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 ...
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ELCA Churchwide Pledges to Move Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

ELCA Churchwide Pledges to Move Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

August 13th, after days of conversation, discernment and prayer the 2016 churchwide voting assembly voted to pass the Memorial: Towards a Responsible ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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