Desist from Ecological Destruction, NOW! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the ecological integrity of all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 44:6-8 or Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 88:12-25 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Notice the ecology of theseRead More →

The Parable of the Sower as Sign of God’s Provision in Nature – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the Servant of Creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10-16, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Welcome righteous persons,Read More →

Growing into Divine Fellowship – Dennis Ormseth reflects on how we might participate in the relief of nature’s groaning. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 The reading of Jesus’Read More →

Offering Life for the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on Christ’s suffering and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sunday of Passion, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27: 66 or Matthew 27:11-54 The Sunday of the Passion beginsRead More →

Faithful Servant of God’s Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Matthew 21:1-11Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 31:9-16Phillipians 2:5-11Matthew 26:14-27:66 The processional Gospel presents Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. WarrenRead More →

All of the Baptized Are Sent – Tom Mundahl reflects on our call to serve. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 In a TED Talk, Terri Trespico, former editor and radio host for theRead More →

Do we see God’s work in all creation? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on John 9. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 The theme of God’s presence in the “water and Spirit,” or alternatelyRead More →

Come and See – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s gift of water. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11John 4:5-42 On the day of my ordination at First Lutheran Church, Little Falls, MN, in late September ofRead 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 Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7Psalm 32Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11 Our Lenten journeyRead More →