Care for Creation Commentary on the Common lectionary in Year A Reformation Sunday, by Dennis Ormseth Psalm 46 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-37 How can Reformation Sunday be a Care for Creation Sunday? Historical assessments of the impact of the Protestant Reformation on the orientation to and care of creation in Western culture give usRead 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 the festival of All Saints SundayRead More →

Opening Blessing. Rejoice O soil, in the God who made you, Fear not animals of the field, for God provides for you. Give thanks O people, for the God whose abiding love will never let you go. (Prayer by John Paarlberg) Gospel Lesson Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Jesus, “Teacher, weRead More →

Celebrating Forest Sunday in the Season of Creation “Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy.” This week is the first Sunday of the Season of Creation, an optional season of the church year that celebrates God the creator and various domains of creation. There are four Sundays for each of the threeRead More →