Planting Trees as Symbol and Expression of the Restoration of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God’s presence in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  1 Samuel 3:1-10 {11-20} Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20Read More →

If You Would Experience God, You Must Fall in Love with Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on baptism as a cosmic event. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 MarkRead More →

Coming Home – Tom Mundahl reflects on a return from exile. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 “Coming home” is at the heart of the ChristmasRead More →

Bearing God into the World – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Christ’s birth opening space and time for the renewal of Earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 or PsalmRead More →

Living the Anticipation, with Joy and New Light – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to be whole. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 6:16-24 John 1:6-8,Read More →

Rejoice? – Tom Mundahl reflects on joy in the midst of grief. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 The Third Sunday in Advent has traditionally beenRead More →

We need a “conversion to Earth!” – Leah Schade reflects on lives being changed. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Third Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Hearts burning, eyes opened, livesRead More →

All of the Baptized Are Sent – Tom Mundahl reflects on our call to serve. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundhal in 2017) Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) 1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 In a TEDRead More →

Real Water, Holy Water – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Samaritan woman finishing a story that began with Nicodemus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11JohnRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver and Sustainer of Life, All of Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the story of Nicodemus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Genesis 12:1-4aPsalmRead More →