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 →

Offering Life for the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on Christ’s suffering and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2017) Readings for the Sunday of Passion, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27: 66Read More →

A Sermon by Gil Waldkoenig, Professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Church of the Abiding Presence, April 10, 2013 The Second Sunday in Easter in Year C John 20: 19-31 Rev 1: 4-8 Acts 5:27-32 Lord, we believe. Help our unbelief. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot aboutRead More →

The true vine is the sign of right relationship—Creator, people, and land interrelated. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter May 2, 2021 Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 “IRead More →

A Costly Calling – Tom Mundahl reflects on the courage and action required to be prophetic for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 In 2015 the Twin CitiesRead More →

Now is the acceptable time—to speak out boldly! – Leah Schade reflects on prophetic voice in the midst of the storm. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 8 “OrRead More →

In Pentecost, the whole creation is in process of being reconciled and incorporated into Christ. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Acts 2:1-21 JohnRead More →

Fire and Wind – Leah Schade reflects on letting the Pentecostal fires and the winds of the Spirit transform your congregation into a force that takes action on behalf of God’s ailing creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021,Read More →

Here Am I! – Leah Schade reflects on answering the call to love and serve creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the The Holy Trinity, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 The Isaiah text and Psalm 29Read More →

Act, and Do Not Lose Hope! – Leah Schade reflects on living in a house divided against itself. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 5-11, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 Mark 3:20-35 “If aRead More →