Needing New Life:  Nick Utphall reflects on Easter, Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, and coronavirus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Second Sunday of Easter, Year A (2020, 2023) Acts 2:14a, 22-32Psalm 161 Peter 1:3-9John 20:19-31 Readings for Third Sunday of Easter, Year A (2020, 2023) ActsRead More →

Do we see God’s work in all creation? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on John 9. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) 1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 The themeRead More →

Real Water, Holy Water – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Samaritan woman finishing a story that began with Nicodemus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11JohnRead More →

Come and See – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s gift of water. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundhal in 2017) Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11John 4:5-42 On the day of my ordination atRead More →

This past fall,  Lutherans Restoring Creation helped facilitate an Ocean Leadership Training event at the New England Aquarium along with the aquarium’s educators and Creation Justice Ministries.  We started as a group of strangers coming together with a common concern for the ocean.  We spent the day together exploring theRead 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 →

Guidelines for Ecologically Responsible Events Prepared by Pilgrims Caring for Creation Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN in response to a request from Mary Beth Nowak, ELCA Churchwide Assembly Coordinator, January 22, 2009.* Adapted for events in observance of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation by David Rhoads, Founder LutheransRead More →

Watch this message from our churchwide leaders and fellow members across the country who recognize the tough, uncomfortable work of being “called out” into the world.  It is an empowering 7 minutes – worth the watch for all of us, not just the voting members who will be sitting inRead More →

Watch God’s Work. Our Hands. created in partnership with ecoAmerica’s BlessedTomorrow  ELCA churches across the country are working to serve our neighbors and to ensure that how we live does not harm others, including those yet to be born, vulnerable populations, and even life other than human.  We have anRead More →

Overall Home Energy Saving Measures Efficiency Heat/ AC: Install high efficiency ENERGY STAR-rated furnace and air conditioner, at least at level of 94% efficiency. Place furnace where it can provide the greatest distribution of forced air flow throughout the house. Heat/AC: Have duct settings adjusted for maximum spread/flow of heatRead More →