Celebrating the Subversive Life of the Resurrection – Leah Schade reflects on the lessons of Holy Humor Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Second Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 For aRead More →

How does creation participate in this new life? – Leah Schade reflects on Christ’s passion and resurrection through an ecological hermeneutic. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Easter Day, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Jeremiah 31:1-6 Psalm 118:102, 14-24 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 38:1-10 What aRead More →

Jesus is the Faithful Servant of God’s Creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Matthew 21:1-11Psalm 31:9-16IsaiahRead More →

Do we see God’s work in all creation? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on John 9. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) 1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 The themeRead More →

Real Water, Holy Water – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Samaritan woman finishing a story that began with Nicodemus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11JohnRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver and Sustainer of Life, All of Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the story of Nicodemus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Genesis 12:1-4aPsalmRead More →

Lent Calls Us to Serve the Flourishing of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the temptation of Jesus and what it says for us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020,Read 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 PhariseesRead 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 SundaysRead More →