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Public Witness: from hand-wringing to actively loving neighbor

Public Witness: from hand-wringing to actively loving neighbor

The 2019 ELCA Advocacy Convening (April 29 - May 1)  gathered over 100 lay and rostered  leaders to be trained ...
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Consider Caring for Creation Coaching

Consider Caring for Creation Coaching

What is ELCA Coaching? Click here for a Ministry Description Why would you need a Creation Care Coach for your Synod ...
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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 ...
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Let All Creation Praise! - companion site

Let All Creation Praise! – companion site

Our ecumenical companion site, www.LetAllCreationPraise.org , is maintained by long-time supporter and fellow Lutheran restoring creation, Nick Utphall. This site ...
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Lenten Devotions with a Creation Care Lens

Lenten Devotions with a Creation Care Lens

There are a various times throughout the year these materials can be used, in part or in whole.  However,  Lent ...
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A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology (Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology (Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology by Ben Stewart is excellent for worship committees and small group study. Check ...
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Companion Sites

Companion Sites

Lutherans Restoring Creation greatly appreciates the volunteers who keep the following resources updated. We are also blessed to have a ...
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Lenten Resource: Carbon Fast Calendar

Lenten Resource: Carbon Fast Calendar

Lutherans Restoring Creation encourages you to try one new practice every day that may prevent further desecration of God's good ...
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Connections Call: Gifts of restoration for YOU too!

Connections Call: Gifts of restoration for YOU too!

On a recent Connections Call we asked folks to share some readings and resources that give them strength. Here are ...
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Light for Madrid - A Devotional

Light for Madrid – A Devotional

Thanks to the work of Green Shepherd, Lisa Brenskelle,  there is a way for your congregation to hold a gathering ...
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Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire Publishes New Book Dedicated to Lutherans Restoring Creation and it's Founder, David Rhoads

Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire Publishes New Book Dedicated to Lutherans Restoring Creation and it’s Founder, David Rhoads

The Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire, Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) Advisory Board member, has published a new book dedicated to ...
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Creation reorientation: Liturgy to Reconcile People and Planet

Creation reorientation: Liturgy to Reconcile People and Planet

(Click here to download this document.) Created by Bridget Jones in 2018 as part of her Masters of Divinity program ...
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Prayers for Leadership on Climate Change

Prayers for Leadership on Climate Change

Representative, Ruth Ivory-Moore (Advocacy Energy & Environment) from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joined the COP24 (the 24th Conference of ...
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A Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping With Creation

A Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping With Creation

Thanks to David Rhoads,  Paul Santmire, and Norman Habel who share here their Chapter 2 of "The Season of Creation: ...
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Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

As we prepare for the season of Lent, share these resources with your Bible Study group, Worship committee, Church Council ...
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Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Behold the Lilies: Jesus and the Contemplation of Nature:  A Primer  (2017) Read a chapter: From Lake Wobegon to the ...
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Finding Ways to Work Alongside Grief and Anguish

Finding Ways to Work Alongside Grief and Anguish

Thanks to all who joined the August 2020 Connections Call to share experiences with and resources on how to keep ...
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Bibliography of Ecology and Faith

Bibliography of Ecology and Faith

Biblical Bauckham, Richard. The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010). Bauckham, Richard. Living with Other Creatures: ...
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Water: "Living Water" Bible Study

Water: “Living Water” Bible Study

•Opening Prayer:  Gracious God, we thank you for your many gifts, and especially for the gift of water that sustains all ...
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Transportation: “On the Way” Bible Study

Transportation: “On the Way” Bible Study

•Opening Prayer: Gracious God, we have gathered here from many places. Thank you for safe travels. Bless this time together. Amen. •Introductory discussion: ...
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Bible verses on nature and care for creation

Bible verses on nature and care for creation

Bible and Nature The following is a listing of bible verses on creation, our relationship with the earth, and our ...
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Devotional resources for use with the Bible and nature

Devotional resources for use with the Bible and nature

The Green Bible (Harper Bibles, 2008). New Revised Standard Version that highlights in green print all passages related to nature throughout ...
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Sacraments and Creation

Sacraments and Creation

The sacraments are occasions to reflect on human relationships with the rest of creation. Different Christian communities recognize different sacraments ...
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"A Shared Concern" (Poem) by Gerhard Fuerst

“A Shared Concern” (Poem) by Gerhard Fuerst

A Shared Concern This is a collective obligation, this is a collective effort by humanity as a whole, by all ...
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Living Earth Reflections from the ELCA Advocacy Office

Living Earth Reflections from the ELCA Advocacy Office

ELCA Advocacy Office Relections Living Earth Reflections from ELCA Advocacy offers writing from staff and guest writers on a variety ...
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Reflection for Good Friday

Reflection for Good Friday

After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, Jesus said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am ...
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