Who Will Shepherd the Shepherdless? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a way of life where vices have been transformed into economic virtues. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17 – July 23, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22Read More →

Practice Resurrection – Tom Mundahl reflects on the story told by how we live. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2021, 2024) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 As he finishes one of his best-known poems, “Manifesto:Read More →

All Creation Is Raised Up – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter April 25, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 A none-too-wiseRead More →

The Self-Giving of the Community is Rooted in the Self-Giving of the Creator. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what it means to “own” property. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 JohnRead More →

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” – Dennis Ormseth reflects on community, trinity, and unity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2Read More →

Stay Alert with Hope; and Beware the Consumers of Christmas. – Tom Mundahl reflects on hope, watching, and serving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37Read More →

Acceptance in an Economy of Grace – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 The readingsRead More →

The kingdom calls for down-to-earth benefits for the entire community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Readings for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 66:10–14 Psalm 66:1–9 (4) Galatians 6:[1–6] 7–16 Luke 10:1–11, 16–20 This Sunday’s scriptures provide a basis for extending our reflections fromRead More →

Love the neighborhood as yourself! Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21 Psalm 16 (8) Galatians 5:1, 13–25 Luke 9:51–62 The learnings for care of creation to be drawn from this Sunday’s readings hingeRead More →

While caring for the environment can feel overwhelming, it’s when we stand together, each doing our part, that we find hope, gain strength, and make a difference. Find a tool below to help celebrate God’s gifts to us! Download (Click Here) the information shared from Portico and Lutherans Restoring CreationRead More →