And on Earth – Peace: A Christmas Eve Eco-Reflection by Leah D. Schade Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, and C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 In the scripture readings on this holy night, the word peace isRead More →

Care for Creation Commentary on the Common lectionary in Year A Reformation Sunday, by Dennis Ormseth Psalm 46 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-37 How can Reformation Sunday be a Care for Creation Sunday? Historical assessments of the impact of the Protestant Reformation on the orientation to and care of creation in Western culture give usRead More →

The beatitudes address the oppressive conditions of empire—ancient and contemporary! Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year A  By Dennis Ormseth (Reprinted from 2011) Readings for: All Saints Sunday Psalm 34:1-10, 22 Revelation 7:9-17 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 Blessed are the Children of God The meaning of the festival of All Saints SundayRead More →

Sermon for Epiphany 5A, the Rev. Lisa E. Dahill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality, Trinity Lutheran Seminary IPL Climate Preach-In, Trinity Lutheran Seminary Epiphany 5A, February 12, 2014 Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 112:1-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20 This week is the annual Preach-In on Climate Change sponsored across the country by Interfaith Power andRead More →

Sermon for Sixth Sunday in Epiphany, Year A Deuteronomy 30:5-20 Saint Andrew and Emmaus Lutheran Churches, Racine WI February 16, 2014 – National Preach-In on Climate Change Dr. Peter W. Bakken Executive Director, Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight,Read More →

Opening Blessing. Rejoice O soil, in the God who made you, Fear not animals of the field, for God provides for you. Give thanks O people, for the God whose abiding love will never let you go. (Prayer by John Paarlberg) Gospel Lesson Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Jesus, “Teacher, weRead More →