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 →

As a youngster growing up in Rosebud, Texas, Pastor Harold Vanicek could often be found with dirty hands working in his grandparents’ large garden. As farmers, grandma and grandpa invited their grandson to join in the work of growing food and caring for the land, which gave Pastor Harold an early introduction to creation care.Read More →

In March of 2023, ELCA churches across Northeastern Minnesota’s EcoFaith Network shared inspiration and resources regarding their teams’ exciting new initiatives as they utilize their grounds for sharing Good Green News.  Follow the work of this thriving network of churches on their site here: http://ecofaithnetwork.org/  Listen in their stories below and see more supporting resourcesRead More →

This interview led by ELCA’s Sustainability Associate, Adele Bodog, follows Donna Pellegrin Permaculture design certificate holder, who uses her certification to conduct work on her church’s property and Larry Herrold, a second-year seminarian at United Lutheran Seminary, as they discuss their experience in Permaculture and steps to designing and financing food forests.Read 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 array of neighbors who help feedRead 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 Environmental Studies, Theology, and Religious StudiesRead 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 maybe twenty-five years, I’ve mulled overRead 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 Jesus Christ. Lost in Wonder, Love,Read 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 would not be built out ofRead More →

Building and Grounds: “The church as an alternative community” Be an Energy Steward. Revere the resources God so graciously gives, by monitoring and adjusting your habits.  First: know what have to work with.  Contact your local utility for an energy audit or use an online tool like the Energy Star’s Treasure Hunt to understand easyRead More →