Meeting  the “Creational Need” of Nature – Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light in this Sunday’s readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2017) Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12] Psalm 112:1-9 [10]Read More →

We are Epiphany communities, being salt for the Earth and bearing light for the world. – Tom Mundahl reflects on Isaiah 58 and Matthew 5:13-20. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017,Read More →

“Needing New Nets: Fishing for People in a Creation-Crisis Age” – Leah Schade reflects on Matthew 4:12-23. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Leah Schade in 2017) Readings for the Third Sunday of Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 1Read More →

Christian care for creation will address chemical spills. – Tom Mundahl reflects on mending torn nets, community, and creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 9:1-4 PsalmRead More →

We Are Home. – Tom Mundahl reflects on the community of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014)  Readings for the Second Sunday in Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 AsRead More →

Gentle justice for people and creation:  Tom Mundahl reflects on Jesus’ baptism and the first Servant Song of Isaiah. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13), First Sunday after Epiphany in Year ARead More →

Inauguration by Water – The Baptism of Jesus:  Leah Schade reflects on Matthew 3:13-17 and Isaiah 42:1-9. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Leah Schade in 2017) Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13), First Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (2017, 2020,Read More →