The following is a list of Resolutions that we know have been adopted in 2021 – but we know there are some we missed!  Please do write to Phoebe Morad if your synod assembly passed anything or would like to! phoebe@lutheransrestoringcreation.org (Links below go to Google Drive Shared Files –Read More →

Connections Call: Advocating and Acting for Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Connections Call: Advocating and Acting for Reducing Greenhouse Gases

A Call to Advocate and Act for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases for the Health of All >> Be sure ...
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Upcoming Connections Call: A Spectrum of Tools to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (9/28)

Upcoming Connections Call: A Spectrum of Tools to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (9/28)

What are all* the tools we, as ELCA churches and individual members, bring to the table to achieve 50% Reduction ...
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Sunday October 2-8 in Year A (Ormseth11)

Sunday October 2-8 in Year A (Ormseth11)

A Parable about Caring for Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the parable of the vineyard. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
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Louis Tillman 

Louis Tillman 

We are honored that Louis Tillman was on Lutherans Restoring Creation inaugural Board of Directors from 2017-2020.   For an update ...
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"A Lutheran Wave of Prayer for Creation and Justice" 3/11 @ 11

“A Lutheran Wave of Prayer for Creation and Justice” 3/11 @ 11

We hope you will join us on March 11, 2021, alongside peoples and communities of all faith backgrounds, to raise ...
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Rev. Kwame Pitts

Rev. Kwame Pitts

Womanist Kwame Pitts is Pastor of Crossroads Lutheran Church and WNY-LuMin Network, an STM Candidate at Chicago Theological Seminary. Read: "Reclaiming Blackness: the Treasures ...
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Public Witness: from hand-wringing to actively loving neighbor

Public Witness: from hand-wringing to actively loving neighbor

The 2019 ELCA Advocacy Convening (April 29 - May 1)  gathered over 100 lay and rostered  leaders to be trained ...
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Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

Take yourself, your class, or your congregation on a journey that explores the intersections between climate change and hunger with ...
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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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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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Resources for preaching on climate change

Resources for preaching on climate change

Resources for preaching on climate change from A New Awakening, an ecumenical movement for climate solutions ...
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Just Transitions Conversation (March 2021)

Just Transitions Conversation (March 2021)

Listen in to our discussion with Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA’s Program Director, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Focus: Just Transitions What ...
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*Carbon Pricing: Suggested Resolution for 2021*

*Carbon Pricing: Suggested Resolution for 2021*

The Board of Directors of Lutherans Restoring Creation has unanimously endorsed the resolution (see here) adopted by Upper Iowa River ...
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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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How Do We Truly Commit to the Earth Charter?

How Do We Truly Commit to the Earth Charter?

During the 2019 Churchwide Assembly the ELCA voted to officially sign onto the principals of the Earth Charter.  For a ...
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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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Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13) in Year A (Mundahl)

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

Gentle justice for people and creation:  Tom Mundahl reflects on Jesus' baptism and the first Servant Song of Isaiah. Care ...
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Renewal: Stories from America's Religious Environmental Movement

Renewal: Stories from America’s Religious Environmental Movement

www.renewalproject.net (Eight feature stories from a variety of faith traditions) ...
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An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth

www.climatecrisis.net ...
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If there’s global warming, why is it so cold? (video)

If there's global warming, why is it so cold? (video) ...
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Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God by Brian E. Konkol Brian Konkol served in South Africa as ELCA ...
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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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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (February 4-10) in Year A (Ormseth)

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (February 4-10) in Year A (Ormseth)

Meeting  the "Creational Need" of Nature - Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light in this Sunday's readings. Care for ...
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Certificate in Climate Justice & Faith at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Certificate in Climate Justice & Faith at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Announcing a new, non-degree eco-justice learning program with Lutheran theological foundations and on-going nourishment from a cohort-based model to ensure ...
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Transfiguration of Our Lord (February 20, 2020) in Year A

Transfiguration of Our Lord (February 20, 2020) in Year A

All Creation Looks Forward to God's Glory  - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the mountain experiences of Moses, Elijah, and Jesus ...
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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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Second Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl20)

Second Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl20)

Thinking the Unthinkable - Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
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Third Sunday of Lent in Year B (Saler15)

Third Sunday of Lent in Year B (Saler15)

Projection, Humility, and the Call for Justice - Robert Saler reflects on preaching care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary ...
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Fourth Sunday of Lent in Year B (Saler15)

Fourth Sunday of Lent in Year B (Saler15)

Preaching the Adventure of Passion – Robert Saler reflects on being a listening church. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common ...
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Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Congregations who embrace care for creation will find joy in the initiatives they undertake. - Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming faithful ...
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July 2021 Connections Call Recording & Related Resources: Hear as Sarah & Brandon Bowers describe their methods of raising animals as food and reflect on their experiences as family on a farm. Listen for their perspectives as this is a ministry of stewardship education: Telling someone to give up thatRead More →

Thanks to our friends from New Hope Lutheran Church in Columbia, MD via Charlie Bailey. If you have updates or want to add suggestions contact us! My brother is a rabid anti-junk mail freak. He sent me the info below, much of which I have already done and it works.Read More →

Thanks to our friends from New Hope Lutheran Church in Columbia, MD via Charlie Bailey. If you have updates or want to add suggestions contact us! We have found a source for biodegradable/compostable communion cups (link below). We have not purchased any yet given we have a fairly large supplyRead More →

Thanks to our friends from New Hope Lutheran Church in Columbia, MD via Charlie Bailey. If you have updates or want to add suggestions contact us! With some grant funding from the Synod’s Creation Care Ministry we are purchasing reusable mesh produce bags and are planning to give one toRead More →

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton offered the sermon for our Good Shepherd Sunday service in celebration of Earth Day 2021.  As the Board of Directors for Lutherans Restoring Creation, we were honored that she also accepted our request to take some follow-up questions collected by our network.  Here are portions of ourRead More →