Thank you for participating in and supporting our online Lutherans Restoring Creation worship service to honor creation for Earth Day! The worship service has premiered on our LRC YouTube channel and our LRC Facebook page on Friday, April 22, 2022. You can direct your congregations to those links for individualRead More →

The Creation Care Committee of the Northern Illinois Synod happily provides valuable resources to make celebrating Season of Creation within your congregation very easy. The main resource is a booklet for each year that includes liturgies including propers for each Sunday, preaching resources, hymn suggestions, and many other ideas toRead More →

By Rev. Carmelo Santos, Ph.D. Find out more directly at: GodandtheBrain.com “Where does God live?” Has your child ever asked a tough question about life or faith that requires you to explain how your beliefs fit with modern day science? This devotional book for children is unique because it isRead More →

All are welcome to join this year’s Earth Day Online Worship! We are honored to have the Rev. Dr. Carmelo Santos sharing the message of the day according to the Readings for April 24th. This service is also available in Spanish and with American Sign language interpretation.  If you wantRead More →

Prayer Petitions by Pastor Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen Our distorted understanding of dominion has caused us to forget that everything—even the planet’s last speck of dust—is imbued with your radiant presence. Quiet us, that we may hear the valleys and the mountains and the hills announcing your prophetic vision—a vision thatRead More →

Prayer Petition by Pastor Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen Even now, our common home is unfolding. The sun is climbing, the seas are churning, clouds are flying. These are signs that, in your love, you are always summoning creation into dynamic life. Stir in us anew; draw us into your perfect movement.Read More →

A Prayer for the Season—From “On Care for Our Common Home” (Please note: Language has been changed for the sake of inclusivity.) O God, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future, for the coming of your commonwealth ofRead More →

Good Shepherd’s Creation Care Team hosted a picnic and led an ecumenical Sunset Prayer service on Wednesday, September 8th to kickoff their Season Of Creation celebration. The service included a dedication of their meadowland, prayer walk and labyrinth. Severe weather was in the forecast and their was pressure to cancelRead More →

We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend a whole season focused on God the Creator? The Season of Creation started in the 1990’s and has multiple expressions. The Season of Creation is typically celebrated from the beginningRead More →

Prepare for an exceptional online Worship Service your congregation can use for Earth Day 2022 (the weekend after Easter). We will have it available for download no later than April 9, 2022.  Complete this form if you would like to receive special notification when it is available for download.  Otherwise, subscribeRead More →