Pastors

Get involved! As a pastor you can be a leader in creation care. On this page, you will find resources and examples for what you can do in your role in parish life. Our worship section also holds items that may be useful, including lectionary commentaries.

Let All Creation Praise! - companion site

Let All Creation Praise! – companion site

Our ecumenical companion site, Let All Creation Praise has been maintained by long-time supporter and fellow Lutheran restoring creation, Nick Utphall ...
Our 2023 Earth Day Virtual Worship!

Our 2023 Earth Day Virtual Worship!

Thank you for sharing our 2023 creation-focused worship service! Thank you to Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin who shared a ...
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EcoActivist Testament: Faith Explorations for Fellow Travelers

Written for younger generations of ecoactivists, Paul Santmire's latest book, EcoActivist Testament: Faith Explorations for Fellow Travelers provides solace in ...
Season of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

Season of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend ...
Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Back in the summer of 2018 hundreds of youth and group leaders visited our Lutherans Restoring Creation space in the ...
Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

Take yourself, your class, or your congregation on a journey that explores the intersections between climate change and hunger with ...
A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008). A New Climate ...
Reflections on Swedish Bishops' Letter on Climate Change

Reflections on Swedish Bishops’ Letter on Climate Change

On May 19, 2015, LSTC Professors Kadi Billman, Barbara Rossing, and Vítor Westhelle, reflected on A Bishops' Letter about Climate ...
Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living by Nick Spencer, Robert White, and Virginia Vroblesky (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2009). Amounts and patterns of ...
Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth by Larry Schweiger of the national Wildlife Federation (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2009). "This is ...
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore Emmaus, PA: ...
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert (New York: Bloomsbury, 2006) Long known for her insightful and ...
Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley by Stephen Faris (New York: Henry Holt, 2009) ...

If there’s global warming, why is it so cold? (video)

If there's global warming, why is it so cold? (video) ...
National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 5A

National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 5A

Sermon for Epiphany 5A, the Rev. Lisa E. Dahill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality, Trinity Lutheran Seminary IPL Climate ...
National Preach-In on Climate Change: Creation Salvation

National Preach-In on Climate Change: Creation Salvation

Creation Salvation (link to the recording), Vicar Josh Buzbee, All Peoples' Church, Milwaukee WI, February 16, 2014 (or click here to download the ...
National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 6A

National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 6A

Sermon for Sixth Sunday in Epiphany, Year A Deuteronomy 30:5-20 Saint Andrew and Emmaus Lutheran Churches, Racine WI February 16, ...
Resources for preaching on climate change

Resources for preaching on climate change

Resources for preaching on climate change from A New Awakening, an ecumenical movement for climate solutions ...
Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God by Brian E. Konkol Brian Konkol served in South Africa as ELCA ...
Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming by David Reay (New York: MacMillan, 2005). Packed ...
A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming by Michael Northcott (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2005). In this groundbreaking book Northcott examines theological ...
Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth (New York: Penguin, 2005) Knowledge of environmental issues and ...
10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round

10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round

10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round, by Jerri Farris (Gloucester: Fair Winds, 2005) ...
Rev. Dr. Carmelo Santos Preaches - 2022 Earth Day Virtual Worship

Rev. Dr. Carmelo Santos Preaches – 2022 Earth Day Virtual Worship

 Earth Day Online Worship - 2022 We were honored to have the Rev. Dr. Carmelo Santos share the message of ...
Northern IL Synod's Season of Creation Resources

Northern IL Synod’s Season of Creation Resources

The Creation Care Committee of the Northern Illinois Synod happily provides valuable resources to make celebrating Season of Creation within ...
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

As institutions and individuals we have a hard time understanding and being in control of how our money is used ...
17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher

17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher

by Rev. Dr. Leah Schade Here are 17 ideas excerpted from my book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, ...
Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (2020)

Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (2020)

What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges--including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic ...
Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

After several years of research and writing and teaching, with worldview-altering insights into Nature's natural sciences and life's experience, "Amending ...
Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

There are voices across the ELCA calling for a reformation of the church to encompass care for all of God’s ...