The Earth Examen practice does not require any special place or expertise.  This is just a method for truly taking in where you are and being grateful for it! Use either of these templates to personally contemplate the space around you or use it next time you gather for youth group, Bible study, church councilRead 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 →

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Written for younger generations of ecoactivists, Paul Santmire’s latest book, EcoActivist Testament: Faith Explorations for Fellow Travelers provides solace in a world in crisis. This is a “why bother” book, rather than a “how-to” or scholarly academic tome. Some notes from Paul… Why did you write this book? “Younger generations of American church members areRead More →

The Rhythm of Creation Includes Breakfast on the Beach – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on the story of Jesus meeting his friends in Galilee, and our place in nature. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year C (2022, 2025) Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14Read More →

Our ecumenical companion site, Let All Creation Praise has been maintained by long-time supporter and fellow Lutheran restoring creation, Nick Utphall. This site is an online library of commentaries, hymns, worship samples and devotions which speak to a wide variety of Christian faiths. Rev. Utphall is pastor at Madison Christian Community in Wisconsin. Check out theirRead More →

Creation of Cosmos Service – Feel free to download and share this bulletin.  Please don’t forget acknowledgements. Creation: The Universe  – – June 17, 2018 Homily by Pastor Susan Henry, House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Hingham MA Of All That Is, Seen and Unseen In the summer, it would be hard not to notice theRead More →

Bible and Nature The following is a listing of bible verses on creation, our relationship with the earth, and our Creator. There are fifty-two verses listed here from the New Revised Standard Version. You may want to use them as personal devotion. They may be used weekly within your congregation’s bulletin. They are listed in order. Genesis 1:1-2 InRead More →