Singing God’s Praises – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a flourishing planet in which all of life together is filled with the glory of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 “MakeRead 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 →

Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, All Years Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-2 Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 With the texts for the Second Sunday of Christmas,Read More →

Part 2: “Francis: Child of God” – Paul Santmire honors St. Francis with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Note: October 4th is the Festival of St. Francis. This series affords the preacher an opportunity to address the texts of the three successive Sundays with St. Francis in mind. Themes: SeptemberRead More →

In Celebration of St. Francis – Nancy Wright reflects on four themes of creation care in this Sunday’s readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16 We are given a wonderful series of texts for aRead More →