The Shepherd, the Flock, and the Lamb – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on our identity of sheep in apocalyptic times. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2022, 2025) Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30 The Fourth SundayRead More →

The Rhythm of Creation Includes Breakfast on the Beach – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on the story of Jesus meeting his friends in Galilee, and our place in nature. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year C (2022, 2025) Acts 9:1-6,Read More →

Atmospheric and Earthly Christ – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on imagery of sky and solidity in the Easter 2 texts. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 5:27-32 Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150 RevelationRead More →

Overcoming Domination – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the “new thing” God is doing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 The significance of the encounter at the homeRead More →

An Environmentalist-Turned-Pastor Reflects on Ash Wednesday – Lois Sorensen. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Our Old Testament text for Ash Wednesday (Joel 2:1-2, 12-17) certainly has eco-theological aspects.Read More →

Contemplating the Arc of Peace – Mark Ditmanson reflects on what it means to pray that we might be “instruments of your peace.” Care for Creation Reflection on the Revised Common Lectionary  Thank you to the EcoFaith Network of the ELCA’s Northeastern Minnesota Synod for providing a reflection on this week’sRead More →

The Holy Seed Is Its Stump – Mark Ditmanson reflects on God’s way of bringing life out of devastation. Care for Creation Reflection on the Revised Common Lectionary  Thank you to the EcoFaith Network of the ELCA’s Northeastern Minnesota Synod for providing a reflection on this week’s lectionary readings. YouRead More →

A Delight to the Mind and Soul – Mark Ditmanson reflects on what the lives of trees can teach us about living within creation. Care for Creation Reflection on the Revised Common Lectionary  Thank you to the EcoFaith Network of the ELCA’s Northeastern Minnesota Synod for providing a reflection onRead More →

EmPOWER your community to communicate with who manages your energy! Hear from Emilie Bouvier, Director of Organizing in the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, share on experiences working with rural electric cooperatives as an exciting place to gain some traction and move the needle onRead More →

A “Greta Thunberg” Sermon – Tom Martin reflects on loving pesky teenagers and grizzly bears. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30 Luke’s story of Jesus in his hometown synagogue at Nazareth, artificiallyRead More →