Get involved! As a pastor you can be a leader in creation care. On this page, you will find resources and examples for what you can do in your role in parish life. Our worship section also holds items that may be useful, including lectionary commentaries.

Louis Tillman 

Louis Tillman 

We are honored that Louis Tillman was on Lutherans Restoring Creation inaugural Board of Directors from 2017-2020.   For an update ...
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Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis' Letter on Climate Change

Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis’ Letter on Climate Change

This is a four week study intended for church adult education, college, or seminary classrooms. The study takes up the theme ...
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Season of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

Season of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend ...
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Ecological Christianity through Luther’s Small Catechism

Ecological Christianity through Luther’s Small Catechism

We marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with the occasion of Martin Luther writing his 95 Theses. For those ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Ten Commandments

Ecological Christianity Through The Ten Commandments

The 1st Commandment: You shall have no other gods. What is this? We are to fear, love, and trust God ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Creed

Ecological Christianity Through The Creed

The 1st Article, on Creation I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. What is this? I ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Lord's Prayer

Ecological Christianity Through The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven. What is this? With these words God wants to attract us, so that we come to ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Sacrament of Baptism

Ecological Christianity Through The Sacrament of Baptism

I. What is Baptism? Baptism is not simply plain water. Instead, it is water used according to God's command and ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Sacrament of the Altar

Ecological Christianity Through The Sacrament of the Altar

What is the Sacrament of the Altar? It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under ...
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Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

Take yourself, your class, or your congregation on a journey that explores the intersections between climate change and hunger with ...
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Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Back in the summer of 2018 hundreds of youth and group leaders visited our Lutherans Restoring Creation space in the ...
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Let All Creation Praise! - companion site

Let All Creation Praise! – companion site

Our ecumenical companion site, www.LetAllCreationPraise.org , is maintained by long-time supporter and fellow Lutheran restoring creation, Nick Utphall. This site ...
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Resources for preaching on climate change

Resources for preaching on climate change

Resources for preaching on climate change from A New Awakening, an ecumenical movement for climate solutions ...
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Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit

Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit

author: Leah D. Schade Informed by years of experience as an environmental activist and minister, Leah Schade equips preachers to interpret ...
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17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher

17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher

by Rev. Dr. Leah Schade Here are 17 ideas excerpted from my book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, ...
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Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

There are voices across the ELCA calling for a reformation of the church to encompass care for all of God’s ...
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Retreat in S. Carolina - November 2019

Retreat in S. Carolina – November 2019

Communion with Creation at the beautiful Atlantic coastline with other stewards of God’s good creation. Be empowered for creation care ...
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Sing Out! Celebrating with Creation: Songs in Support of Ongoing Earth-Care 

Sing Out! Celebrating with Creation: Songs in Support of Ongoing Earth-Care 

Sing Out! Songs written to known melodies, for use in association with the Eco-Reformation, the Season of Creation, or occasions for ...
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Reflections on Swedish Bishops' Letter on Climate Change

Reflections on Swedish Bishops’ Letter on Climate Change

On May 19, 2015, LSTC Professors Kadi Billman, Barbara Rossing, and Vítor Westhelle, reflected on A Bishops' Letter about Climate ...
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Worship as Reflection of our Care for Creation

Worship as Reflection of our Care for Creation

Green the Congregation through Worship  Reflections and Ideas by David Rhoads Worship is the central recurring event in the life ...
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If there’s global warming, why is it so cold? (video)

If there's global warming, why is it so cold? (video) ...
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Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God by Brian E. Konkol Brian Konkol served in South Africa as ELCA ...
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Worship as Re-Orientation

Worship as Re-Orientation

One way to look at worship is to say that it is the place where we can express with the ...
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National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 6A

National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 6A

Sermon for Sixth Sunday in Epiphany, Year A Deuteronomy 30:5-20 Saint Andrew and Emmaus Lutheran Churches, Racine WI February 16, ...
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National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 5A

National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 5A

Sermon for Epiphany 5A, the Rev. Lisa E. Dahill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality, Trinity Lutheran Seminary IPL Climate ...
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National Preach-In on Climate Change: Creation Salvation

National Preach-In on Climate Change: Creation Salvation

Creation Salvation (link to the recording), Vicar Josh Buzbee, All Peoples' Church, Milwaukee WI, February 16, 2014 (or click here to download the ...
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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert (New York: Bloomsbury, 2006) Long known for her insightful and ...
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Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth by Larry Schweiger of the national Wildlife Federation (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2009). "This is ...
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Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley by Stephen Faris (New York: Henry Holt, 2009) ...
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An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore Emmaus, PA: ...
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