The Spirit is the Giver of Life! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the first fruits of a restored creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 Pentecost is theRead More →

Pr. Mary Ann Harrison is a TEEM Pastor in the ELCA. She has over 33 years of ministry experience across multiple denominations. Her focus is social justice and advocacy. She enjoys working with all ages but has a passion for working with the youth and the often overlooked elderly and individuals with disabilities. Pr. HarrisonRead 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 →

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 →

Living in Promises and Hope – Tom Mundahl reflects on land and the struggle to “till (serve) and keep” it to this day. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 12:1-4aPsalm 121Romans 4:1-1, 13-17John 3:1-17 As we move from theRead More →

The Way of Ecojustice in a Dangerous Time – Tom Mundahl reflects on our place in the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7Psalm 32Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11 During times of crisis God’s people have not only returnedRead More →

All Creation Looks Forward to God’s Glory – Dennis Ormseth reflects on mountain experiences. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 Mountains matter. Beginning with the readings for the Fourth Sunday afterRead More →

Meeting  the “Creational Need” of Nature – Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20 As the reading of the Sermon onRead More →