The Creation Care Committee of the Northern Illinois Synod happily provides valuable resources to make celebrating Season of Creation within your congregation very easy. The main resource is a booklet for each year that includes liturgies including propers for each Sunday, preaching resources, hymn suggestions, and many other ideas to utilize during the annual four-weekRead More →

The Creation Care Team of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles, WA produces a monthly creation-themed video devotion. This month’s theme is trees. Trees talk and make air. Humans discover and celebrate the biggest secrets of our wooden friends. Please watch the devotion here:Read More →

What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges–including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic pollution–the groundbreaking Eco Bible dives into this question. Drawing on 3,500 years of religious ethics, it shows how the Bible itself and its great scholars embrace care for God’s creation as a fundamental and living message. EcoRead More →

Rabbis Yonatan Neril and Leo Dee are co-editors and lead contributors. “Their unique contribution is to draw on the 3,500-year-old Jewish tradition to help us understand what the Hebrew Bible reveals about Creation care and ecological sustainability.  The result is Eco Bible, Volume 1: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus. This is a must-haveRead More →

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AFFIRM: Personally, with your church council, or entire synod, review our ELCA’s 1993 call to action and commit to engaging in steps to live into that calling. Ask your Church Council to consider how Creation Care can fit into the context of your church community. This Convenant  is an easy way to do that, with backgroundRead More →

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton offered the sermon for our Good Shepherd Sunday service in celebration of Earth Day 2021.  As the Board of Directors for Lutherans Restoring Creation, we were honored that she also accepted our request to take some follow-up questions collected by our network.  Here are portions of our time with her that weRead More →

Being church together doesn’t have to mean we have one mind.  Listening to the Holy Spirit within each of our stories can help us move beyond disagreement and confusion.   There is no one way to help us along this journey, but there are many resources to help us find common ground.  Below are some suggestionsRead More →

While many are anxious and isolated during this time of response to a pandemic, we offer these reflections on this week’s readings. (If there are other recordings you wish to share as a balm to soothe and inspiration to act for the common good please submit them here.) March 15, 2020 – 3rd Sunday inRead More →

by Cameron Harder at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Saskatoon Well, let’s back up and ask “Should they?”  Each Sunday we confess belief in “Jesus Christ who…rose again from the dead” and “in the resurrection of the dead and the life everlasting.”   But we live in a pragmatic, science-focused world where resurrection can seem like a superstitiousRead More →