Inauguration by Water – The Baptism of Jesus:  Leah Schade reflects on Matthew 3:13-17 and Isaiah 42:1-9. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Leah Schade in 2017) Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13), First Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (2017, 2020,Read More →

It is the cosmic vulnerability that we have to honor if we want to worship the true king, the Cosmic Christ. – Leah Schade reflects on the readings for Christ the King Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Christ the King Sunday (Last Sunday afterRead More →

Preaching the End of the World in the Face of the End of the World – Leah Schade reflects on Malachi 4:1-2a and Luke 21:5-19 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for November 13-19, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Read More →

Wisdom leads us to change our relationships with our animal brothers and sisters in God’s creation.  Leah Schade reflects on the second Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for the Second Sunday (Animal), Season of Creation, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Read More →

And on Earth – Peace: A Christmas Eve Eco-Reflection by Leah D. Schade Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, and C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 In the scripture readings on this holyRead More →

There is one Wisdom, one Beauty, one Mind that flows through the universe. – Leah Schade reflects on the Fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for Fourth Sunday (Universe), Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Proverbs 8:22-31 Psalm 148 Colossians 1:15-20Read More →

Finding the peace of God amidst storms, we are called to wake up and face up to the storms we have created.  Leah Schade reflects on the third Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for the Third Sunday (Storm), Year C (2013,Read 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 →

Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade first started helping Lutherans Restoring Creation as she joined us in a training at Mar-Lu Ridge camp in Maryland in 2011 and shared her personal experiences being a pastor on the frontline of the fracking issues in Pennsylvania. Then, in 2013, she graciously gave aRead More →