Now is the acceptable time—to speak out boldly! – Leah Schade reflects on prophetic voice in the midst of the storm. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41   Job 38 8 “OrRead More →

Here Am I! – Leah Schade reflects on answering the call to love and serve creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the The Holy Trinity, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 The Isaiah text and Psalm 29 for Trinity SundayRead More →

Fire and Wind – Leah Schade reflects on letting the Pentecostal fires and the winds of the Spirit transform your congregation into a force that takes action on behalf of God’s ailing creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 37:1-14 (alternate reading)Read More →

From Dust, To Dust  – Kris Litman-Koon explores how Ash Wednesday is an invitation to reassess what we value with God, with neighbor, and with creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Ash Wednesday, Years A, B, and C (2023, 2026) Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Isaiah 58:1-12 (alternate) Psalm 51:1-17 2Read More →

Earth’s Child – Tom Mundahl reflects on the arrival of the Prince of Peace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Christmas Eve worship offers nothing less than powerful simplicity.  Whether itRead More →

Thinking about the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our desert struggle in the time of climate crisis. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more forcefully duringRead More →

Let’s Just Start Over! – Tom Mundahl reflects on the start of Advent in the midst of pandemic, climate crisis, and racial violence. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 Advent marksRead More →

In Praise of Generosity – Paul Santmire reflects on a kairos moment for Americans. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 In the liberal state of Massachusetts, a woman phoned intoRead More →

A Prayer in the Anthropocene – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on food scarcity and food sovereignty. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year A (2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 “Food security exists when all people, at all times, 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 Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 Lutheran ethicist CynthiaRead More →