In 2000, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church identified a need in their neighborhood. Many community members struggled with trauma, grief and addiction. So they partnered with the local McElderry Park Community Association to create a green space for healing.  They formed the Charm City Land Trust to move forward with the belief that the land should beRead More →

Jesus, the Gardener – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the garden as the place of restoration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8 orRead More →

Wisdom from Gardening – Tom Mundahl reflects on the seed that dies to bear fruit. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-12 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 Wisdom and Witness from the Garden The time for studyingRead More →

Divorced, Together –  Nick Utphall reflects on connections in the family of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3Psalm 148Galatians 4:4-7Luke 2:22-40 For creation connections, it doesn’t get much clearer than the Psalm for the day, Psalm 148.Read More →

Our Help Is in the Name of the LORD  – Tom Mundahl reflects on trusting in the One who made heaven and earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37Read More →

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Columbia, MO – Forty eight people participated in an intergenerational planting of native Missouri shrubs in our church’s Rain Garden to culminate our 2022 Earth Week theme, “Honoring Our Sacred Trust: Caring for God’s Creation Now and For Future Generations” https://www.saintandrewslutheran.org/Read More →

Trinity Lutheran Church volunteers have maintained a vegetable garden at its location for 8 years. More recently, volunteers from the 301 Faith Partners work together seasonally, enjoying conversation while tilling the soil – planting and harvesting vegetables to be shared at 3 congregation services as well as distributed to the local food bank. Visit theirRead More →

Here is a link to an article about our newly dedicated urban farm, a collaboration between our seminary and Axiom Farms, a federation of Black farmers in South Carolina. https://www.lr.edu/news/food-and-faith-formation-ltss-combats-food-deserts-through-farm-table-initiative   –submitted by Jennifer ShimotaRead More →