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 →

This call (video below) happened on May 18, 2021 Focus: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community Be sure you get our Good Green News emails to get the call-in details the week before our connections calls!  Stories from: Trinity Lutheran, Nampa ID Saint Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chicago ILRead More →

Acknowledging the Indigenous peoples on whose land our churches sit has the potential to profoundly shift our relationship to our history, our indigenous neighbors, and the land. How might you lead your church through a process that opens the door to awakening? Inspired by Vance Blackfox’s call for Lutherans toRead More →

I´m currently an administrator and professor for the study abroad program of Valparaiso University,  (Praxis Center) located in Costa Rica.  I teach classes about Central American history, politics, religion, ethnicity, environmental issues, sustainable development and also Comparative Healthcare Systems.   In addition, I occasionally lead short term service learning experiencesRead More →

Skip the Grid is an initiative focused on bringing solar power to health care systems and other critical infrastructure in West Africa. Most clinics and many hospitals around the world are off the grid, relying on generators where fuel is difficult and costly to deliver. Hospitals often must shut down their power system for periods of time to conserve fuel. Vaccines are jeopardized, and operations become riskier with intermittent or no power. Without consistent andRead More →

Since there are so many members of our ELCA community who live in agricultural areas and we all depend on food to sustain us; let’s explore how we can deliberately share the spectrum of ways our churches can inform members of opportunities, practice mindful eating, and love the wide arrayRead More →

Choosing Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Moses’ Farewell Speech and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2017) Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 Corinthians 3:1-9 MatthewRead More →

Vermont Lutheran Church partners with Interfaith Power & Light to Share the Various Ways to Revere Water: In 2018, Vermont Interfaith Power and Light (VTIPL) joined with local organizations to create a model for watershed stewardship, based on the experience of Ascension Lutheran Church in South Burlington, Vermont.  The ReverendRead More →

A Service In and For the Forests – Feel free to share this worship service or get ideas – we appreciate acknowledgement! Click here to download bulletin. Pentecost Creation/Forest — July 15, 2018 Homily by Pastor Susan Henry, House of Prayer Lutheran Church Who Is Jesus for Chipmunks? For maybeRead More →