We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend a whole season focused on God the Creator? The Season of Creation started in the 1990’s and has multiple expressions. The Season of Creation is typically celebrated from the beginning of September until St. FrancisRead More →

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 →

An Act of Solidarity -All Synods – All Congregations– Earth Sunday April 24th The NY Metro synod asks all synods and all synod congregations to join us nationally on Earth Sunday, April 24th in a joint action of solidarity to raise up the importance of Creation Care and promote the Earth Charter (earthcharter.org). The askRead More →

Thank you for sharing our 2023 creation-focused worship service! Thank you to Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin who shared a timely (yet perennial) sermon regarding our own journey on the road to Emmaus as we recognized Earth Day 2023.  These resources are free to share and use these videos and resources as inspiration for futureRead More →

Prayer Petitions by Pastor Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen Our distorted understanding of dominion has caused us to forget that everything—even the planet’s last speck of dust—is imbued with your radiant presence. Quiet us, that we may hear the valleys and the mountains and the hills announcing your prophetic vision—a vision that always chooses mutuality over forceRead More →

Prayer Petition by Pastor Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen Even now, our common home is unfolding. The sun is climbing, the seas are churning, clouds are flying. These are signs that, in your love, you are always summoning creation into dynamic life. Stir in us anew; draw us into your perfect movement.Read More →

A Prayer for the Season—From “On Care for Our Common Home” (Please note: Language has been changed for the sake of inclusivity.) O God, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future, for the coming of your commonwealth of justice, peace, love, and beauty.Read More →

Prepare for an exceptional online Worship Service your congregation can use for Earth Day 2022 (the weekend after Easter). We will have it available for download no later than April 9, 2022.  Complete this form if you would like to receive special notification when it is available for download.  Otherwise, subscribe to our YouTube channel andRead More →

Thank you to all who made our first-ever Creation Focused Online Worship Service a huge success!  In addition to the thousands who watched the premiere via our social media outlets, we had over 600 churches register to share the service with over 40,000 of their members tuning in!  We pray that many will continue theRead More →