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

Since there are so many members of our ELCA community who live in agricultural areas and we all depend on food to sustain us; let’s explore how we can deliberately share the spectrum of ways our churches can inform members of opportunities, practice mindful eating, and love the wide arrayRead More →

by David Rhoads I recently participated in the spring convocation at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (April, 2012). The convocation centered on the theme of “Getting Green Faithfully,” and it included such notable speakers as Gil Waldkoenig (Professor of Church in Society at Gettysburg), Cynthia Moe-Lobeda (Professor of EnvironmentalRead More →

A Service In and For the Forests – Feel free to share this worship service or get ideas – we appreciate acknowledgement! Click here to download bulletin. Pentecost Creation/Forest — July 15, 2018 Homily by Pastor Susan Henry, House of Prayer Lutheran Church Who Is Jesus for Chipmunks? For maybeRead More →

Micro-Creation Service Bulletin – Click here – free to share! (wonderful readings, music, etc.) Homily by Pastor Susan Henry, House of Prayer Lutheran Church – Hingham MA Pentecost 13 B Creation  – –  August 19, 2018 Grace to you and peace from God our Creator and from our Lord JesusRead More →

We turned an empty lot in L.A. into an edible sanctuary. by Anna Woofenden (shared from Christian Century magazine) When I moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to start a church that connected people with food, the earth, each other, and God, I envisioned a sanctuary created around the table. It wouldRead More →

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Building and Grounds: “The church as an alternative community” Energy Stewards Initiative. LRC program for congregations to reduce your energy use/costs and carbon footprint, with online tracking of energy data via the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio, an action plan, and consultation and accountability through regular webinars. Or get an energyRead More →

Theological background and information on water stewardship globally, nationally, and locally. Under the “Find Your Watershed” section of the Factsheet you can click on the link to the USEPA site and input your zip code and you will be able to locate your watershed. Download: Environment_Factsheet_Clean_Water or go to theRead More →