Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiateRead More →

Meeting  the “Creational Need” of Nature – Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light in this Sunday’s readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2017) Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12] Psalm 112:1-9 [10]Read More →

We are Epiphany communities, being salt for the Earth and bearing light for the world. – Tom Mundahl reflects on Isaiah 58 and Matthew 5:13-20. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017,Read More →

Empowered in God’s love for the creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Micah 6 and the beatitudes of Matthew 5. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12 “Hear,Read More →