This vacation Bible school program, “River of Life,” focuses on the importance of water, highlighting how ELCA World Hunger is working with our neighbors around the world on clean-water projects. Download here: VBS_River_of_Life_2021 Visit (click here) ELCA’s World Hunger list of VBS resources with many integrations of Creation Care forRead More →

Root from Dry Ground – Kiara Jorgenson reflects on the themes of water in the Holy Week texts. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Years A, B, and C  Maundy Thursday Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10], 11-14 Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Good Friday IsaiahRead More →

The Transformation of All Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the reorientation of creation to its sacred center. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Sunday of the Passion Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16 (Procession) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11Read More →

Jesus and the Journey of Overcoming – Robert Saler reflects on God’s healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B ( 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Whenever I teach seminars about theRead More →

This Changes Everything: No Longer Business as Usual – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus inviting the common folk to join him in his struggle to overturn the existing order. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  JonahRead More →

We are the sheep of God’s pasture. We are the people of God’s Earth. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on  the inclusion of land and water in God’s reign. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Christ the King Sunday (Last Sunday of Pentcost), Year A (2011, 2014, 2017,Read More →

All-Encompassing, Hopeful, and Embodied Faith This week Lutheran’s Restoring Creation is excited to offer a guest commentary from Andrew Thompson, a young adult seminarian.  In his commentary, Andrew reflects on God reaching us through our surroundings and how God’s active presence, within and beyond us, forms us for sustained actionRead More →

Fake News – Tom Mundahl reflects on the alternative. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year A (2020, 2023) Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 While there have always been questions about the accuracy of journalism, onlyRead More →