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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 ...
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 ...
Living Earth Reflections from the ELCA Advocacy Office

Living Earth Reflections from the ELCA Advocacy Office

ELCA Advocacy Office Relections Living Earth Reflections from ELCA Advocacy offers writing from staff and guest writers on a variety ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Energy Stewardship

Energy Stewardship

Lutherans have had a tremendous history with being good energy stewards - but we have a long way to go.  ...
Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Mundahl14)

Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Mundahl14)

Christian Care for Creation Will Address Chemical Spills - Tom Mundahl reflects on mending torn nets, community, and creation. Care ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Voices from the ELCA - Caring for Creation Today

Voices from the ELCA – Caring for Creation Today

Watch God's Work. Our Hands. created in partnership with ecoAmerica's BlessedTomorrow  ELCA churches across the country are working to serve ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Baptism of Our Lord in Year A (Schade17)

Baptism of Our Lord in Year A (Schade17)

Inauguration by Water – The Baptism of Jesus - Leah Schade reflects on Matthew 3:13-17 and Isaiah 42:1-9. Care for ...
Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year C (Mundahl13)

Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year C (Mundahl13)

Being “at Home” – Tom Mundahl reflects on our connection with God and our relationship with the natural world. Care ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sunday June 26 - July 2 in Year A (Meyer23)

Sunday June 26 – July 2 in Year A (Meyer23)

Sacrifice / Freedom / Obedience / Water - Emily Meyer encourages us to follow the lead of Indigenous Water Protectors - ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (GreenBlades22)

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (GreenBlades22)

A Delight to the Mind and Soul - Mark Ditmanson reflects on what the lives of trees can teach us ...
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 ...
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 ...