Lutherans Restoring Creation: Profiles in Action!

How have your plans to integrate creation care in your congregation’s life been working out? Did you complete an Action Plan? Are you celebrating the Season of Creation? Have you started a Green Team?

Stay connected & share updates to keep momentum! We want to help celebrate and share advice on challenges. Take a stroll through the stories shared by other members below, or add your own story by completing this form (click here)!

Harold Vanicek

Harold Vanicek

As a youngster growing up in Rosebud, Texas, Pastor Harold Vanicek could often be found with dirty hands working in ...
Creation Care Ministry at Christ the King

Creation Care Ministry at Christ the King

Creation Care Ministry at Christ the King ...
Special Caring for Creation Celebration (Bethel - WI)

Special Caring for Creation Celebration (Bethel – WI)

Special Caring for Creation Celebration November 13 and 20 ...
“Cool Congregation” Interfaith Award: Energy & Carbon Reductions

“Cool Congregation” Interfaith Award: Energy & Carbon Reductions

“Cool Congregation” Interfaith Award: Energy & Carbon Reductions ...

Our Vegetable Garden

Our Vegetable Garden ...
Earth Day at the Pier

Earth Day at the Pier

Earth Day at the Pier ...
Honoring Our Sacred Trust - Gardening (MO)

Honoring Our Sacred Trust – Gardening (MO)

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Columbia, MO - Forty eight people participated in an intergenerational planting of native Missouri shrubs in ...
Babcock Ranch, Florida - Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, Florida – Babcock Ranch

The Community Church, a mission of the ELCA in Babcock Ranch, the first solar city in the United States, host ...
Creation Care Video - Migration

Creation Care Video – Migration

Holy Trinity's Creation Care Team produces a monthly video featuring a creation care theme. This month's video is about migration: ...
Act of Solidarity in Support of the Earth Charter

Act of Solidarity in Support of the Earth Charter

An Act of Solidarity -All Synods – All Congregations– Earth Sunday April 24th The NY Metro synod asks all synods ...
Urban Farm on Seminary Campus

Urban Farm on Seminary Campus

Here is a link to an article about our newly dedicated urban farm, a collaboration between our seminary and Axiom ...
Creation-themed monthly video devotion: Trees

Creation-themed monthly video devotion: Trees

The Creation Care Team of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles, WA produces a monthly creation-themed video devotion. This month's ...
Creation Spirituality Video Devotion (Winter)

Creation Spirituality Video Devotion (Winter)

Holy Trinity's Creation Care Team (Port Angeles - WA) is producing a monthly creation themed video devotion. Here is the ...
Free Lighting Upgrade

Free Lighting Upgrade

Thanks to Ken Furuyama from Faith Lutheran Church in Cambridge, MA for sharing this Good Green News (2022) The process ...
Winter Sowing with the Community

Winter Sowing with the Community

Thanks to Donna Pellegerin for submitting this Good Green News! At Christ the King Lutheran Church (CtK) in West Chester, ...
Plastic Recycling Example for Church work in the Community

Plastic Recycling Example for Church work in the Community

Thanks to Wilbur Holz in Rapid City, SD for sharing this example and resource: Trex https://www.trex.com/ the decking company has ...
Lisa Brenskelle

Lisa Brenskelle

Lisa Brenskelle serves as the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team Lead for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the ELCA ...
Season of Creation Sunset Prayer Service

Season of Creation Sunset Prayer Service

Good Shepherd's Creation Care Team hosted a picnic and led an ecumenical Sunset Prayer service on Wednesday, September 8th to ...
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 ...
The Green Foundation of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

The Green Foundation of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

Geothermal Comes to the Battlefield By Delaney Schlake (M. Div Middler, Trinity Lutheran Seminary) 150 years ago, the Lutheran Theological Seminary ...
First Lutheran in Decorah Signs Paris Pledge

First Lutheran in Decorah Signs Paris Pledge

by Sarah Webb, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light First Lutheran in Decorah signed the Paris Pledge, joining other congregations across ...

2016 Churchwide Assembly Passes Memorial To Move Towards A Responsible Energy Future

2016 Churchwide Assembly Passes Memorial To Move Towards A Responsible Energy Future During the months leading up to the August ...
South Carolina Hosts Communion with Creation

South Carolina Hosts Communion with Creation

Thanks to Rev. Kris Litman-Koon, as the South Carolina's Synod Creation Care convener, a group of ELCA members from across ...
Growing a garden church from food scraps and compost

Growing a garden church from food scraps and compost

We turned an empty lot in L.A. into an edible sanctuary. by Anna Woofenden (shared from Christian Century magazine) When I moved ...
March 2, 2019: Central States' Workshop

March 2, 2019: Central States’ Workshop

Everyone is invited to attend the day-long Creation Care Workshop led by members of the Central States Synod Lutherans Restoring ...
Congregation celebrates "green graduation," invites wider community (2017)

Congregation celebrates “green graduation,” invites wider community (2017)

Members of LCI gather on the steps of the California Capitol to join California Interfaith Power and Light’s Lobby Day ...
Southeastern Synod's Green Task Force

Southeastern Synod’s Green Task Force

What a wonderful story of regional advocacy! The Southeastern Synod decided to enlist a caring for creation "task force" at ...
Young Leaders Emerging from Central States Group

Young Leaders Emerging from Central States Group

The Central States Synod Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) Mission Table is made up of volunteers from across the Synod who ...
Tales from a Green Shepherd, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg (2013)

Tales from a Green Shepherd, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg (2013)

The second week in August, 2013, about a dozen and a half Lutherans converged on Singmaster House at the Lutheran ...