All Nature Sings! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the incarnate God, given for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 “All Nature Sings” TheRead More →

A Light Shining in the Darkness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C  Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Readings for Christmas Day, Years A,Read More →

Claiming the Future as Precious Gifts of People and Land. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on acting boldly for restoration and healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Zephaniah  1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 I Thessalonians 5:1-11Read More →

Righteousness and Justice for All Creation! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on true prophets. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 We disciples make present the Lord,Read More →

The Parable of the Sower as Sign of God’s Provision in Nature – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the Servant of Creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10-16, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23Read More →

The Story of Jesus the Servant of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the triune God of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 AsRead More →

Jesus is the Faithful Servant of God’s Creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Matthew 21:1-11Psalm 31:9-16IsaiahRead More →

Lent Calls Us to Serve the Flourishing of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the temptation of Jesus and what it says for us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020,Read More →

Choosing Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Moses’ Farewell Speech and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37 As we continue to mineRead More →