Lutherans Restoring Creation partnered with Presbyterians for Earth Care for their bi-annual conference at Stony Point Retreat Center in NY August 6-9, 2019 where over a hundred earth-keepers gathered. Below are some of the remarkable reflections during our time together processing how to take some of the Bible’s directives to bring us to the frontline. Using the World Cafe Method, participants conversed around the three following verses and considered how the Word could help them (and their faith community) progress from movement to action.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. ” John 15: 5
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
Romans 12: 4-6
Here are images of our time together at Stony Point Retreat Center:
Atonement Lutheran Church - Overland Park, KS
From Lawrence Ryan
In honor of the Redwoods of John Muir Woods
For those who advocate & steward well for the Earth!
With love for the North Shore of Minnesota!
Thanks to the people of Creation Keepers Ministry at St. Andrew’s Lutheran, Columbia, MO
Your stories, your wisdom, your dedication, your friendship.
Big Bend National Parks
For my Grandchildren
In gratitude for our life-giving rivers and lakes
Matthew 6:26-29 “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to your life’s span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.”
- In honor of Zulu Davidson -
May we treasure all our elder creatures!
In honor of Jane Affonso, co-chair with me of the Southwest CA Synod Green Faith Team.
Psalm 104:14-21 You cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for people to use, to bring forth food from the earth, and wine to gladden the human heart, oil to make the face shine, and bread to strengthen the human heart.
In Honor of Dad & Mike
For all of your dedication, friendship, and hard work. :)!
Psalm 1:3 They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.
Phoebe Morad for her awesome job as Executive Director of Lutherans Restoring Creation!
Thanks to all the passion from the North West Pennsylvania Synod Green Team!
Genesis 1:20-23 And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
Pastor Dan, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fairfax, Va
Joy Pearl, Liam David, Elliott Trent
For Sara Bernard-Hoverstad