Root from Dry Ground – Kiara Jorgenson reflects on the theme of water during Holy Week. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised 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 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25Read More →

From Dust, To Dust  – Kris Litman-Koon explores how Ash Wednesday is an invitation to reassess what we value with God, with neighbor, and with creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Ash Wednesday, Years A, B, and C (2023, 2026) Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Isaiah 58:1-12 (alternate) Psalm 51:1-17 2Read More →

Earth’s Child – Tom Mundahl reflects on the arrival of the Prince of Peace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Christmas Eve worship offers nothing less than powerful simplicity.  Whether itRead More →

All of Earth Rejoices at the Birth of Jesus – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Readings for Nativity ofRead More →

Bigger than That – Nick Utphall reflects on our politics and the eternal results of the Cosmic Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christ the King Sunday, Year C (2022, 2025) Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 46 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43 The lectionary readings today start with a notion that ourRead More →

Worshiping the True King, the Cosmic Christ – Leah Schade reflects on honoring the cosmic vulnerability. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christ the King Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 46 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43 Christ the King Sunday has always been a difficultRead More →

A New Song – Nick Utphall reflects on the voice of the forest in concert with us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year C (2022, 2025) Malachi 4:1-2 Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19 Well, the department stores have been at it for months now.Read More →

Preaching the End of the World in the Face of the End of the World – Leah Schade reflects on eschatological themes in a time of climate crisis. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for November 13-19, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Read More →

Saints Below and Here – Nick Utphall reflects on God’s presence beyond and within the lives of the saints. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for All Saints Sunday in Year C (2022, 2025) Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 6:20-31 This week, a typical search through the lectionaryRead More →

Communion of All Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on our refusal to be the responsible consciousness of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for All Saints Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 6:20-31 On a recent Halloween evening, my wifeRead More →