A Community to Serve the Whole Earth – Tom Mundahl reflects on support, endurance, and hope for the challenges we face. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year A (2020, 2023) Exodus 19:2-8a Psalm 100 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8 The arrival of theRead More →

Survival Is Insufficient – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Trinitarian model of “making room.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year A (2020, 2023) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 This week the church begins the season knownRead More →

Needing New Life:  Nick Utphall reflects on following the Good Shepherd.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2020, 2023) Acts 2:42-47Psalm 231 Peter 1:19-25John 10:1-10 Editor’s Note: In his commentary for the Sundays before and after Earth Day, Nick UtphallRead More →

Needing New Life:  Nick Utphall reflects on Easter, Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, and coronavirus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Second Sunday of Easter, Year A (2020, 2023) Acts 2:14a, 22-32Psalm 161 Peter 1:3-9John 20:19-31 Readings for Third Sunday of Easter, Year A (2020, 2023) ActsRead More →

Some Lutherans Restoring Creation have decided to take on a challenge of inviting at least 50 Congregations in their synod to make a Covenant with Creation in honor of Earth Day turning 50! Want to take take the challenge? Follow these steps below and let us know how it goes!Read More →

On a recent Connections Call we asked folks to share some readings and resources that give them strength. Here are some links and downloads per their suggestions. (To listen to the call, just click here.) Thanks to all the Green Shepherds on the call and bless your work! We WereRead More →

The training and networking opportunities developed between the ELCA and ecoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow have become even more accessible! There is an online learning platform and community blossoming and we hope you decide to become a part of this garden! Since 2020 over 300 participants from ELCA communities across the nation haveRead More →

Incline Your Ear and Listen Carefully – Amy Carr reflects on our response to grief, anguish, and the temptation to despair. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year A (2020, 2023) Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21Read 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 →