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We offer a library of care-for-creation commentaries on scripture readings, thanks to a dedicated group of commentators (see their bios here). The commentaries follow the Revised Common Lectionary and cover every Sunday in the church year. They explore ways an eco-theological interpretation may be an integral part of a theologically sound, exegetically based, understanding of scripture and well-known Bible verses.

Hopefully, you will find this resource helpful in preaching, planning worship, leading bible studies, and personal devotion. The commentator’s email address is at the end of each commentary. Since all commentators are volunteers, please send them a note of thanks when a commentary is meaningful for you.

We are continuously inviting new commentaries that speak to today’s events and concerns. If you would like to contribute a commentary, or know someone whose voice needs to be heard, contact the Commentary Curator, Katrina Martich.

Current year lectionary commentaries, Year B, 2023-2024
(see here for Year A, here for Year C, and here for all years)

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth15)

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth15)

For Those Who Are in Christ, Creation Is New! - Dennis Ormseth reflects on driving out the demon of climate change ...
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth15)

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth15)

New Creation Is Proactive: Regenerative and Restoring - Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming full participants in maximizing life's creativity. Care ...
Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth15)

Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth15)

This Changes Everything:  No Longer Business as Usual - Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus inviting the common folk to join him ...
Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year B (Ormseth15)

Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year B (Ormseth15)

Let Light Shine Out of Darkness - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmic Christ revealed in the Transfiguration. Care for ...
First Sunday in Lent in Year B (Mundahl12)

First Sunday in Lent in Year B (Mundahl12)

Wilderness As a Place of Possibilities - Tom Mundahl reflects on finding hope in barrenness. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
Preaching on Creation: Second Sunday in Lent (Feb. 25) in Year B (Saler15)

Preaching on Creation: Second Sunday in Lent (Feb. 25) in Year B (Saler15)

Formed to “See” in the Way of the Cross - Robert Saler reflects on the scandalous particularity of our particular ...
Preaching on Creation: Second Sunday in Lent (Feb. 25) in Year B (Mundahl12)

Preaching on Creation: Second Sunday in Lent (Feb. 25) in Year B (Mundahl12)

The Way It Is – Tom Mundahl reflects on the gospel paradox. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary ...
First Sunday in Lent in Year B (Saler15)

First Sunday in Lent in Year B (Saler15)

Jesus and the Journey of Overcoming - Robert Saler reflects on God's healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised ...
Preaching on Creation: Third Sunday in Lent (March 3) in Year B (Saler15)

Preaching on Creation: Third Sunday in Lent (March 3) in Year B (Saler15)

Projection, Humility, and the Call for Justice - Robert Saler reflects on preaching care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Preaching on Creation: Third Sunday in Lent (March 3) in Year B (Mundahl12)

Preaching on Creation: Third Sunday in Lent (March 3) in Year B (Mundahl12)

Let's Have a Lenten Fast from Our Consumer Economy! – Tom Mundahl reflects on the continuation and completion of the Sabbath ...
Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C (Litman-Koon23)

Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C (Litman-Koon23)

From Dust, To Dust  – Kris Litman-Koon explores how Ash Wednesday is an invitation to reassess what we value with ...
Let All Creation Praise! - companion site

Let All Creation Praise! – companion site

Our ecumenical companion site, Let All Creation Praise has been maintained by long-time supporter and fellow Lutheran restoring creation, Nick Utphall ...
Preaching on Creation: Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 10) in Year B (Saler15)

Preaching on Creation: Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 10) in Year B (Saler15)

Preaching the Adventure of Passion – Robert Saler reflects on being a listening church. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common ...
Preaching on Creation: Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 10) in Year B (Mundahl12)

Preaching on Creation: Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 10) in Year B (Mundahl12)

How can we allow the religion of consumption to threaten God’s future? – Tom Mundahl reflects on turning from darkness to ...
Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth15)

Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth15)

Planting Trees as Symbol and Expression of the Restoration of Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on God's presence in creation. Care ...
Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth12)

Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth12)

It's Time to Break with Business as Usual and Tend God's Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on what we can learn ...
Baptism of Our Lord in Year B (Ormseth15)

Baptism of Our Lord in Year B (Ormseth15)

Jesus Ushers in a New Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the new creation we experience in baptism. Care for Creation ...
First Sunday of Christmas in Year B (Utphall20)

First Sunday of Christmas in Year B (Utphall20)

Divorced, Together -  Nick Utphall reflects on connections in the family of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised ...
First Sunday of Christmas in Year B (Mundahl14)

First Sunday of Christmas in Year B (Mundahl14)

Join the Hymn of All Creation - Tom Mundahl reflects on ministering to creation as priests of God. Care for ...
Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve in Years A, B, and C (Mundahl21)

Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve in Years A, B, and C (Mundahl21)

Earth's Child – Tom Mundahl reflects on the arrival of the Prince of Peace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised ...
Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve and Day) in Year B (Ormseth11)

Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve and Day) in Year B (Ormseth11)

Let All Creation Praise - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the psalms of Christmas. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised ...
Fourth Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl20)

Fourth Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl20)

Courage - Tom Mundahl reflects on beholding versus seeing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for ...
Fourth Sunday of Advent in Year B (Ormseth11)

Fourth Sunday of Advent in Year B (Ormseth11)

Bearing God into the World - Dennis Ormseth reflects on Christ's birth opening space and time for the renewal of Earth ...
Baptism of Our Lord in Year B (Ormseth12)

Baptism of Our Lord in Year B (Ormseth12)

If You Would Experience God, You Must Fall in Love with Earth - Dennis Ormseth reflects on baptism as a cosmic ...
First Sunday of Christmas in Year B (Ormseth11)

First Sunday of Christmas in Year B (Ormseth11)

All Nature Sings! - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the incarnate God, given for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Third Sunday of Advent in Year B (Ormseth11)

Third Sunday of Advent in Year B (Ormseth11)

Joyful Anticipation of the Transformation of Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmological significance of Christ. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Third Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl20)

Third Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl20)

Rejoice? - Tom Mundahl reflects on joy in the midst of grief. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common ...
Second Sunday of Advent in Year B (Ormseth11)

Second Sunday of Advent in Year B (Ormseth11)

Advent Is about Gathering for the New Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on wilderness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised ...
Second Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl20)

Second Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl20)

Thinking the Unthinkable - Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
Third Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl14)

Third Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl14)

Living the Anticipation, with Joy and New Light - Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to be whole. Care ...
First Sunday of Advent in Year B (Ormseth11)

First Sunday of Advent in Year B (Ormseth11)

We Await the Transformation of the Cosmos - Dennis Ormseth reflects on an orientation to God's Creation in the season of ...
First Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl20)

First Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl20)

Let's Just Start Over! - Tom Mundahl reflects on the start of Advent in the midst of pandemic, climate crisis, ...
Second Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl14)

Second Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl14)

Thinking about the Unthinkable - Tom Mundahl reflects on our desert struggle in the time of climate crisis. Care for ...
First Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl14)

First Sunday of Advent in Year B (Mundahl14)

Stay Alert with Hope; and Beware the Consumers of Christmas. - Tom Mundahl reflects on hope, watching, and serving. Care ...
Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 25) in Year B (Ormseth18)

Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 25) in Year B (Ormseth18)

All Creation Is Raised Up - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary ...

Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth15)

A flourishing planet in which all of life together is filled with the glory of God. - Dennis Ormseth Care ...

Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. - Dennis Ormseth  Care for Creation Commentary on the Common ...

Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth15)

The true vine is the sign of right relationship—Creator, people, and land interrelated. - Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary ...

Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

Our human harmony with all of life is grounded in the great, all-encompassing, self-giving of God. - Dennis Ormseth Care ...

Day of Pentecost in Year B (Ormseth12)

In Pentecost, the whole creation is in process of being reconciled and incorporated into Christ. - Dennis Ormseth Care for ...

Second Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

Our economy should reflect the self-giving of God’s gift of creation, the life of Jesus, and the sharing in the ...
Sunday September 11-17 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Sunday September 11-17 in Year B (Mundahl12)

“This is what love looks like!” - Tom Mundahl reflects on resisting global climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Sunday August 28 - September 3 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday August 28 – September 3 in Year B (Carr21)

Good Laws or Pure Persons? - Amy Carr reflects on the nature of pollution. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Sunday June 19-25 in Year B (Schade15)

Sunday June 19-25 in Year B (Schade15)

Now is the acceptable time—to speak out boldly! - Leah Schade reflects on prophetic voice in the midst of the storm. Care ...
Day of Pentecost (May 23) in Year B (Schade15)

Day of Pentecost (May 23) in Year B (Schade15)

Fire and Wind - Leah Schade reflects on letting the Pentecostal fires and the winds of the Spirit transform your congregation into ...
Holy Trinity Sunday in Year B (Schade15)

Holy Trinity Sunday in Year B (Schade15)

Here Am I! - Leah Schade reflects on answering the call to love and serve creation. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in Years A, B, and C (Jorgenson18)

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in Years A, B, and C (Jorgenson18)

Root from Dry Ground - Kiara Jorgenson reflects on the theme of water during Holy Week. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Wright18)

Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Wright18)

In Celebration of St. Francis - Nancy Wright reflects on four themes of creation care in this Sunday's readings. Care for ...
Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C (Ormseth11)

Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C (Ormseth11)

Returning to Our Origins  - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C (Sorensen22)

Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C (Sorensen22)

An Environmentalist-Turned-Pastor Reflects on Ash Wednesday - Lois Sorensen. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash ...
Fifth Sunday in Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Fifth Sunday in Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Ending Our Exile from Creation - Tom Mundahl reflects on owning the responsibilities of our priesthood. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Second Sunday of Christmas in Years A, B, and C (Ormseth13)

Second Sunday of Christmas in Years A, B, and C (Ormseth13)

Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised ...
Second Sunday of Christmas in Years A, B and C (Mundahl22)

Second Sunday of Christmas in Years A, B and C (Mundahl22)

A Time for Gathering – Tom Mundahl reflects on freeing all creatures to dwell in peace and mutual respect. Care for ...

Second Sunday of Christmas in Years A, B, and C (Mundahl15)

Coming Home - Tom Mundahl reflects on a return from exile. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings ...
Second Sunday of Christmas in Years A, B, and C (Utphall21)

Second Sunday of Christmas in Years A, B, and C (Utphall21)

God's Plan -  Nick Utphall reflects on the order(s) of the universe and a baby. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve) in Year C (Schade18)

Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve) in Year C (Schade18)

And on Earth – Peace: A Christmas Eve Eco-Reflection by Leah D. Schade Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised ...
Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve) in Years A, B, and C (Utphall20)

Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve) in Years A, B, and C (Utphall20)

Displaced and Found by God -  Nick Utphall reflects on the place of baby Jesus in a pandemic. Care for ...
Christ the King Sunday in Year B (Ormseth12)

Christ the King Sunday in Year B (Ormseth12)

An Ecological Concern Far More Powerful Than Stewardship - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the priesthood of all believers meaning that we ...
Reign of Christ Sunday in Year B (Tucker21)

Reign of Christ Sunday in Year B (Tucker21)

Responding to the Reign of Christ - Drew Tucker reflects on our language around God’s influence in our lives and ...
Sunday November 13-19 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday November 13-19 in Year B (Ormseth12)

The Transformation of All Life - Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus' life and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  ...
Sunday November 13-19 in Year B (Tucker21)

Sunday November 13-19 in Year B (Tucker21)

A Realistic, Optimistic Hope - Drew Tucker reflects on end times, resilience, and our place in the birth pangs of ...
Sunday November 6-12 in Year B (Sassaman18)

Sunday November 6-12 in Year B (Sassaman18)

Diversity and Unity, Uniqueness and Sameness - Jeremiah Sassaman reflects on loving all and being "with" all humanity and creation ...
Sunday November 6-12 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday November 6-12 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Restored to the Eternal Motion of God's Love - Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling us from self-promotion and self-interest ...
Sunday November 6-12 in Year B (Tucker21)

Sunday November 6-12 in Year B (Tucker21)

The Beginning of Abundance Is at the End of Scarcity - Drew Tucker reflects on how this week’s readings relate ...
Sunday October 30 - November 5 in Year B (Sassaman18)

Sunday October 30 – November 5 in Year B (Sassaman18)

Creation Is Our Neighborhood - Jeremiah Sassaman reflects on loving our neighbors. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  ...
Day of Pentecost (May 23) in Year B (Mundahl21)

Day of Pentecost (May 23) in Year B (Mundahl21)

Practice Resurrection - Tom Mundahl reflects on the story told by how we live. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Holy Trinity Sunday in Year B (Mundahl21)

Holy Trinity Sunday in Year B (Mundahl21)

Called to the Dance - Tom Mundahl reflects on making room. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings ...
Sunday October 23-29 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday October 23-29 in Year B (Ormseth12)

The Story of Bartimaeus - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the social, economic, political, and cosmological features of the Gospel. Care for ...
Sunday October 23-29 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday October 23-29 in Year B (Carr21)

Do You See What I See? - Amy Carr reflects on walking without stumbling along waterways, roadsides, and temple byways ...

The Third Sunday in the Season of Creation Year B: Sky Sunday

The Season of Creation is an optional season of the church year that celebrates God the creator and various domains ...
Sunday June 5-11 in Year B (Schade15)

Sunday June 5-11 in Year B (Schade15)

Act, and Do Not Lose Hope! - Leah Schade reflects on living in a house divided against itself. Care for ...
Sunday June 12-18 in Year B (Schade15)

Sunday June 12-18 in Year B (Schade15)

Mighty Cedars and Impertinent Mustard Plants: Signs of the Kin-dom of God - Leah Schade reflects on every green shoot ...
Sunday June 5-11 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday June 5-11 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Life Outside the Garden of Goodness - Dennis Ormseth reflects on overcoming the hostilities that divide us. Care for Creation ...
Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Mundahl15)

A Costly Calling - Tom Mundahl reflects on the courage and action required to be prophetic for creation. Care for Creation ...
Epiphany of Our Lord in Years A, B, and C (Ormseth11)

Epiphany of Our Lord in Years A, B, and C (Ormseth11)

We need wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the ...
Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth12)

Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (Ormseth12)

God Is the God of Embodiment throughout Earth and Sky! - Dennis Ormseth reflects on God's presence calling us to care ...
First Sunday of Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

First Sunday of Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Coming Down to Earth - Tom Mundahl reflects on our vocation to make earth a hospitable household for all. Care ...
Second Sunday of Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Second Sunday of Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Turning Around and Rethinking the "Royal Theology" of Our Time - Tom Mundahl reflects on the appeal of kingdom, power, ...
Third Sunday of Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Third Sunday of Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Breathe in the Fragrance of Creation's Renewal – Tom Mundahl reflects on faith and courage for the renewal of creation. Care ...
Fourth Sunday of Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Fourth Sunday of Lent in Year B (Mundahl18)

Loving the Cosmos as God Does - Tom Mundahl reflects on repenting of the "windigo" way. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Sunday of the Passion in Year B (Schade18)

Sunday of the Passion in Year B (Schade18)

More than Eco-Palms - Leah Schade reflects on ecojustice and Passion Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary ...
Second Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

Second Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” - Dennis Ormseth reflects on community, trinity, and ...
Second Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth15)

Second Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth15)

The Self-Giving of the Community is Rooted in the Self-Giving of the Creator. - Dennis Ormseth reflects on what it means ...
Third Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

Third Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

Earth Itself Arose - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Spirit of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings ...
Easter Sunday in Year B (Ormseth18)

Easter Sunday in Year B (Ormseth18)

A Meal for All Sorts of Hunger - Dennis Ormseth reflects on a broad resurrection vision. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
Easter Sunday in Year B (Ormseth12)

Easter Sunday in Year B (Ormseth12)

Jesus is the Gardener - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the garden as the place of restoration. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth15)

Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth15)

Creation is our Home, the Abiding Place of Nurture and Sustenance - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the manner with which we ...
Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

We do indeed have this “good shepherd” in whose presence we may dwell all our days. - Dennis Ormseth reflects on ...
Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

In Christ's Resurrection the Earth Itself Arose - Dennis Ormseth reflects on creation acting on behalf of its Creator. Care for ...
Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

Vine and Branches Rooted in God’s Good Earth - Dennis Ormseth reflects on hope for all who live in exile from ...
Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

Living the Ecological Vocation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the source of new life for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary ...

The First Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year B: Planet Earth Sunday

The Season of Creation is an optional season of the church year that celebrates God the creator and various domains ...
Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth18)

Everything Is Changed - Dennis Ormseth reflects on reorientation of the community to God's creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Holy Trinity Sunday in Year B (Ormseth12)

Holy Trinity Sunday in Year B (Ormseth12)

Liberation and Restoration of the Whole Creation. - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the relations of the Holy Trinity encompassing all ...
Sunday June 12-18 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday June 12-18 in Year B (Ormseth12)

A New and Restorative Ordering of Life - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the kingdom of God and the great ecology ...
Sunday June 19-25 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday June 19-25 in Year B (Ormseth12)

How is the God of creation related to the storms of global climate change? - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the interconnected ...
Sunday June 26 - July 2 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday June 26 – July 2 in Year B (Ormseth12)

The Full Sacredness of All the Earth - Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus crossing and removing boundaries. Care for Creation ...
Sunday June 26 - July 2 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday June 26 – July 2 in Year B (Carr21)

God Does Not Desire That Creatures Suffer  - Amy Carr reflects on waiting and suffering, fairness and balance. Care for ...
Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Congregations who embrace care for creation will find joy in the initiatives they undertake. - Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming faithful ...
Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday July 3-9 in Year B (Carr21)

Prophets and Apostles in Our Midst  - Amy Carr reflects on a God-driven vision of right relations in our shared ...

The Second Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year B: Humanity Sunday

The Season of Creation is an optional season of the church year that celebrates God the creator and various domains ...

The Season of Creation in Year B: Saint Francis Sunday

The Season of Creation is an optional season of the church year that celebrates God the creator and various domains ...

The Fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year B: Mountain Sunday

The Season of Creation is an optional season of the church year that celebrates God the creator and various domains ...
Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Marriage, Family, and the Community of Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the profound mutuality between male and female in creation. Care ...
Sunday August 28 - September 3 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Sunday August 28 – September 3 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Earth, Sky, and Water - Tom Mundahl reflects on "the commons" we all share. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common ...
Sunday October 16-22 in Year B (Utphall18)

Sunday October 16-22 in Year B (Utphall18)

Restoring Right Relationship - Nick Utphall reflects on breaking the perpetual cycle of scapegoats and violence. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Sunday July 10-16 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday July 10-16 in Year B (Ormseth12)

The Whole of Inter-Related Creation - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the meals of Jesus overcoming our "reconciliation deficit disorder." Care ...
Sunday October 9-15 in Year B (Utphall18)

Sunday October 9-15 in Year B (Utphall18)

Where Most of Us Stand - Nick Utphall reflects on finding our place in the struggle to care for the world's family ...
Sunday July 10-16 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Sunday July 10-16 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Faithfulness Will Spring Up from the Ground - Tom Mundahl reflects on God's shalom trumping "royal theologies." Care for Creation Commentary ...
Sunday July 17-23 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday July 17-23 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Who Will Shepherd the Shepherdless? - Dennis Ormseth reflects on a way of life where vices have been transformed into economic ...

Sunday July 24-30 in Year B (Ormseth12)

“Gather the pieces that are left over and let nothing be wasted”—reverential economy of our use of God’s grace. - ...
Sunday July 24-30 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Sunday July 24-30 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Bread That Gives Life to the World - Tom Mundahl reflects on the reverential economy of God's grace. Care for ...
Sunday July 31 - August 6 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Sunday July 31 – August 6 in Year B (Mundahl15)

The Bread of Christ Is Life, and All of Life Is Communion. - Tom Mundahl reflects on the divine energy ...

Sunday July 31 – August 6 in Year B (Ormseth12)

“The Choice Before Us is Stark.” -  Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday ...
Sunday July 31 - August 6 in Year B (Carr18)

Sunday July 31 – August 6 in Year B (Carr18)

Heaven-Sent Bread -  Amy Carr reflects on how the bread of life moves us more fully into an appreciation of ...
Sunday July 17-23 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Sunday July 17-23 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Shepherds and Children - Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a healing relationship with the natural world. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Sunday July 24-30 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday July 24-30 in Year B (Carr21)

On Star Trek and Saving the Planet: Messianic Miracles in a New Key - Amy Carr reflects on living toward ...
Sunday October 16-22 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday October 16-22 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Jesus as Suffering Servant - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the exemplar for our relationship with all of Earth community. Care for ...
Preaching Series on St. Francis: Sunday October 9-15 in Year B (Santmire15)

Preaching Series on St. Francis: Sunday October 9-15 in Year B (Santmire15)

Part 3: "Francis: Man of Wealth" - Paul Santmire honors St. Francis of Assisi with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for ...
Preaching Series on St. Francis: Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Santmire15)

Preaching Series on St. Francis: Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Santmire15)

Part 2: "Francis: Child of God" - Paul Santmire honors St. Francis with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Sunday October 9-15 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday October 9-15 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Impossible for Humans but Possible by God's Grace - Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling people to relinquish wealth for others ...
Sunday September 25 - October 1 in Year B (Santmire15)

Sunday September 25 – October 1 in Year B (Santmire15)

Part 1: "Francis: Prophet of God." - Paul Santmire honors St. Francis of Assisi with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care ...
Sunday September 25 - October 1 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Sunday September 25 – October 1 in Year B (Mundahl12)

To Stand Beholding - Tom Mundahl reflects on an alternative to our cravings and their resulting garbage. Care for Creation ...
Sunday September 18-24 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Sunday September 18-24 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Did God not make creation for the common good?  - Tom Mundahl reflects on threats to community well-being.    Care for Creation ...
Sunday September 4-10 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Sunday September 4-10 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Reaching to the Heart of Faith - Tom Mundahl reflects on the church's response to climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
Sunday August 7-13 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Sunday August 7-13 in Year B (Mundahl15)

The Hospitality of the World - Tom Mundahl reflects on membership in contrast to individualism. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...

 

Lectionary commentaries for Years A, B, and C can also be found here:

Sunday July 17-23 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Sunday July 17-23 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Shepherds and Children - Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a healing relationship with the natural world. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Sunday July 31 - August 6 in Year B (Carr18)

Sunday July 31 – August 6 in Year B (Carr18)

Heaven-Sent Bread -  Amy Carr reflects on how the bread of life moves us more fully into an appreciation of ...
Sunday July 24-30 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday July 24-30 in Year B (Carr21)

On Star Trek and Saving the Planet: Messianic Miracles in a New Key - Amy Carr reflects on living toward ...
Sunday October 16-22 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday October 16-22 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Jesus as Suffering Servant - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the exemplar for our relationship with all of Earth community. Care for ...
Preaching Series on St. Francis: Sunday October 9-15 in Year B (Santmire15)

Preaching Series on St. Francis: Sunday October 9-15 in Year B (Santmire15)

Part 3: "Francis: Man of Wealth" - Paul Santmire honors St. Francis of Assisi with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for ...
Preaching Series on St. Francis: Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Santmire15)

Preaching Series on St. Francis: Sunday October 2-8 in Year B (Santmire15)

Part 2: "Francis: Child of God" - Paul Santmire honors St. Francis with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Sunday October 9-15 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Sunday October 9-15 in Year B (Ormseth12)

Impossible for Humans but Possible by God's Grace - Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling people to relinquish wealth for others ...
Sunday September 25 - October 1 in Year B (Santmire15)

Sunday September 25 – October 1 in Year B (Santmire15)

Part 1: "Francis: Prophet of God." - Paul Santmire honors St. Francis of Assisi with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care ...
Sunday September 25 - October 1 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Sunday September 25 – October 1 in Year B (Mundahl12)

To Stand Beholding - Tom Mundahl reflects on an alternative to our cravings and their resulting garbage. Care for Creation ...
Sunday September 18-24 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Sunday September 18-24 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Did God not make creation for the common good?  - Tom Mundahl reflects on threats to community well-being.    Care for Creation ...
Sunday September 4-10 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Sunday September 4-10 in Year B (Mundahl12)

Reaching to the Heart of Faith - Tom Mundahl reflects on the church's response to climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on ...
Sunday August 7-13 in Year B (Mundahl15)

Sunday August 7-13 in Year B (Mundahl15)

The Hospitality of the World - Tom Mundahl reflects on membership in contrast to individualism. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...