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 beginning of September until St. FrancisRead 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 to utilize during the annual four-weekRead 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 is authored by a mainline protestantRead More →

Thank you for sharing our 2023 creation-focused worship service! Thank you to Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin who shared a timely (yet perennial) sermon regarding our own journey on the road to Emmaus as we recognized Earth Day 2023.  These resources are free to share and use these videos and resources as inspiration for futureRead 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 of justice, peace, love, and beauty.Read 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 →

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 that always chooses mutuality over forceRead 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 cancel but the team had decidedRead 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, subscribe to our YouTube channel andRead More →