We need wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. By Dennis Ormseth Epiphany of Our Lord Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 The narrative of the church’s lectionary seems disordered. Last Sunday we considered Jesus in his childhood; with this Sunday’sRead More →

Ecojustice Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary By Tom Mundahl Second Sunday After Epiphany, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11 As we continue the Season of Epiphany our festivity does not abate. This week’s readings point us toward an even greater focusRead More →

Series C (2015-2016) By Tom Mundahl INTRODUCTION TO EPIPHANY If the purpose of the Church Year is to organize community storytelling and worship, what ‘tale’ do we share during the Season of Epiphany? Just as Advent anticipates the light of the Coming One, and Christmas celebrates the brightness of theRead More →

Droplets of Paradox: The Ripples of Our Baptismal Calling  –  Leah Schade reflects on the “foolishness” of creation care ministry. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Leah Schade in 2017) Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11Read More →

Sermon for Epiphany 5A, the Rev. Lisa E. Dahill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality, Trinity Lutheran Seminary IPL Climate Preach-In, Trinity Lutheran Seminary Epiphany 5A, February 12, 2014 Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 112:1-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20 This week is the annual Preach-In on Climate Change sponsored across theRead More →

Sermon for Sixth Sunday in Epiphany, Year A Deuteronomy 30:5-20 Saint Andrew and Emmaus Lutheran Churches, Racine WI February 16, 2014 – National Preach-In on Climate Change Dr. Peter W. Bakken Executive Director, Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts,Read More →