We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend a whole season focused on God the Creator? The Season of Creation started in the 1990’s and has multiple expressions. The Season of Creation is typically celebrated from the beginningRead More →

Desist from Ecological Destruction, NOW! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the ecological integrity of all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) 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 theRead More →

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

Let us live into a vision of sustainability for the whole Earth community. – Leah Schade reflects on the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10Read More →

Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C Joel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiateRead More →

Watch this message from our churchwide leaders and fellow members across the country who recognize the tough, uncomfortable work of being “called out” into the world.  It is an empowering 7 minutes – worth the watch for all of us, not just the voting members who will be sitting inRead More →

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Revelation’s Easter Message Readings for Series C (2016, 2019, 2022) Revelation 7:9-17 **Acts 9:36-43 **John 10:22-30 Sermon from Pastor Susan Henry at House of Prayer Lutheran Church,  Hingham MA More than Just Weird Grace to you and peace from our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After Sunday worship lastRead More →

Download, read, and share widely this brief reflection from active disciple, Dr. Johan Bergh.  In his piece, published in the Trinity Review (2013), Bergh relates the framework of grace and neighbor love with how we are to understand the role of public action in our church.  Read more recent reflectionsRead More →

“Rediscovery of Early Twentieth-Century Ecotheology”, Open Theology. An open access article about the early history of eco-theology, 1900-1954, leading up to Lutheran theologian Joseph Sittler’s early ecotheological writing. The Pastoral Challenge of the Environmental Crisis: Environmental Anxiety and Lutheran ‘Eco-Reformation’, Dialog, Summer 2016 (subscription or purchase required). Psychological and Spiritual Impacts of ClimateRead More →