All Creation Is Raised Up – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter April 25, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 A none-too-wiseRead More →

We hope you will join us on March 11, 2021, alongside peoples and communities of all faith backgrounds, to raise awareness about climate justice. With these prayers and opportunities for education, advocacy, and action, we hope to empower and embolden our communities to live out our faithful call to careRead More →

New Creation Is Proactive: Regenerative and Restoring – Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming full participants in maximizing life’s creativity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39Read More →

A Light Shining in the Darkness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C  Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Readings for Christmas Day, Years A,Read More →

We are the sheep of God’s pasture. We are the people of God’s Earth. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on  the inclusion of land and water in God’s reign. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Christ the King Sunday (Last Sunday of Pentcost), Year A (2011, 2014, 2017,Read More →

Love Your Neighbor! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on cultivating a sense of place, where love for one another includes all of life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Ezekiel 33:7-11 Psalm 119:33-40 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20 WithRead More →

God can be counted upon to “keep” the creatures of God’s creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus’ Farewell Prayer. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 1:6-14 Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11Read More →

Human beings grow into divine fellowship to participate in the relief of nature’s groaning. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on living in relationship. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22Read More →

Needing New Life:  Nick Utphall reflects on following the Good Shepherd.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2020, 2023) Acts 2:42-47Psalm 231 Peter 1:19-25John 10:1-10 Editor’s Note: In his commentary for the Sundays before and after Earth Day, Nick UtphallRead More →

Let us live into a vision of sustainability for the whole Earth community. – Leah Schade reflects on the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10Read More →