Reason for All of God’s Creation to Rejoice! – By Dennis Ormseth reflects on removal of the fear of disaster and the coming near of the Lord. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Zephaniah 3:14-20 Isaiah 12:2-6 Philippians 4:4-7Read More →

The New Beginning of a New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God who both levels mountains and raises valleys and also transforms desolate land into a garden paradise. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79Read More →

Stay Together, Encourage One Another, and Actually Act – Tom Mundahl reflects on the connection between preparing the way and changing our ways. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6clima Last night I heard aRead More →

God Will Dwell with Them – Tom Mundahl reflects on committing to a place, its people, and its very humus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 The season of Advent quietly opensRead More →

Words Appropriate for the Season of Advent? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the hope the Christian gospel offers an unjust world facing ecological crises. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 TheRead More →

Prayer Petitions by Pastor Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen Our distorted understanding of dominion has caused us to forget that everything—even the planet’s last speck of dust—is imbued with your radiant presence. Quiet us, that we may hear the valleys and the mountains and the hills announcing your prophetic vision—a vision that always chooses mutuality over forceRead More →

Prayer Petition by Pastor Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen Even now, our common home is unfolding. The sun is climbing, the seas are churning, clouds are flying. These are signs that, in your love, you are always summoning creation into dynamic life. Stir in us anew; draw us into your perfect movement.Read More →

Title ELW GTG Other All Earth is Hopeful 266 Blessed Be the God of Israel 250, 552 109 Comfort, Comfort Now My People 256 87 Earth’s Scattered Isles and Contoured Hills SWMN 196 For Beauty of Meadows CH 696 God, Whose Farm is All Creation 734 God,You Spin the Whirling Planets 23 Light Dawns OnRead More →

A Prayer for the Season—From “On Care for Our Common Home” (Please note: Language has been changed for the sake of inclusivity.) O God, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future, for the coming of your commonwealth of justice, peace, love, and beauty.Read More →