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Revelation’s Easter Message Readings for Series C (2016, 2019, 2022) Revelation 7:9-17 **Acts 9:36-43 **John 10:22-30 Sermon from Pastor Susan Henry at House of Prayer Lutheran Church,  Hingham MA More than Just Weird Grace to you and peace from our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After Sunday worship lastRead More →

Eco-Justice Commentary on the Common Lectionary The Season of Lent in Year C (2016, 2019, 2022) By Dennis Ormseth The Fifth Sunday of Lent in Year C Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 The significance of the encounter at the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus in BethanyRead More →

The Psalms of Christmas: Let All Creation Praise By Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series B: 2011-2012 Nativity of our Lord 1. Introduction 2. Christmas Eve 3. Christmas Day 1. Introduction. The birth of Jesus is an occasion for great joy in the church. What we have hoped for and waitedRead More →

“And on Earth – Peace: A Christmas Eve Eco-Reflection” Leah D. Schade Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship Lexington Theological Seminary Author, Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, 2015) Christmas Eve in Year C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 In the scripture readings onRead More →

The beatitudes address the oppressive conditions of empire—ancient and contemporary! Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year A  By Dennis Ormseth (Reprinted from 2011) Readings for: All Saints Sunday Psalm 34:1-10, 22 Revelation 7:9-17 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 Blessed are the Children of God The meaning of theRead More →

Discipleship at home and work: “Love your neighbor” Personal Covenant with Creation: Plan a worship service in which members can identify the Earth-friendly practices they are willing to commit to at home and work. Use a brief ritual that makes these commitments a stewardship offering. Our online form helps youRead More →

Churches of the ELCA are organized nationally into nine Regions. Depending on how many ELCA churches are in a vicinity, a synod office is organized per geographic Area which gathers clergy and lay leaders at least annually and is served by a Synodical Bishop. We would like to ensure thereRead More →