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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 ...
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Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

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 ...
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Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth15)

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 ...
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Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Christmas Sermon - Holy Interruption

Christmas Sermon – Holy Interruption

“Holy Interruption” --- Christmas 2016 The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship, Lexington Theological Seminary, ...
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Second Sunday of Lent in Year B (Saler15)

Second Sunday of Lent in Year B (Saler15)

Formed to “See” in the Way of the Cross - Robert Saler reflects on the scandalous particularity of our particular ...
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Creation-Focused Service for Earth Day 2021

Creation-Focused Service for Earth Day 2021

Prepare for an exceptional online Worship Service your congregation can use for Earth Day 2022 (the weekend after Easter). We ...
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H. Paul Santmire videos

On Paul Santmire's website hpaulsantmire.net you will find videos about this octogenarian ecotheologian, including "My Life's Work," "Toward a Cosmic ...
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Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire Publishes New Book Dedicated to Lutherans Restoring Creation and it's Founder, David Rhoads

Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire Publishes New Book Dedicated to Lutherans Restoring Creation and it’s Founder, David Rhoads

The Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire, Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) Advisory Board member, has published a new book dedicated to ...
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Finding Ways to Work Alongside Grief and Anguish

Finding Ways to Work Alongside Grief and Anguish

Thanks to all who joined the August 2020 Connections Call to share experiences with and resources on how to keep ...
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Creation-Focused Worship Service from Sept. 20, 2020

Creation-Focused Worship Service from Sept. 20, 2020

Thank you to all who made our first-ever Creation Focused Online Worship Service a huge success!  In addition to the ...
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Worship/Sermon Samples (video playlist)

Worship/Sermon Samples (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKn85gRL2IS-O2ag7oRE8Kv7&layout=gallery ...
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Finding Community in our Holy Waters During a Time of Isolation

Finding Community in our Holy Waters During a Time of Isolation

While many are anxious and isolated during this time of response to a pandemic, we offer these reflections on this ...
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What's Next for the Reformation?

What’s Next for the Reformation?

The following are excerpts from an article calling for ongoing reformation that embraces case for creation. What's next for the ...
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American Lutherans Engage Ecological Theology

American Lutherans Engage Ecological Theology

American Lutherans Engage Ecological Theology: The First Chapter, 1962-2012, And Its Legacy1 by Paul Santmire Ecological theology is a relatively ...
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Lutheran Theology of Creation: Foundations for a New Reformation

Lutheran Theology of Creation: Foundations for a New Reformation

Reflections on a Lutheran Theology of Creation: Foundations for a New Reformation By David Rhoads Published in the Seminary Ridge ...
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Bibliography of Ecology and Faith

Bibliography of Ecology and Faith

Biblical Bauckham, Richard. The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010). Bauckham, Richard. Living with Other Creatures: ...
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Why do Lutherans Believe in the Resurrection of the Body?

Why do Lutherans Believe in the Resurrection of the Body?

by Cameron Harder at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Saskatoon Well, let’s back up and ask “Should they?”  Each Sunday we ...
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Take the LRC Reformation Day Preaching Challenge

Take the LRC Reformation Day Preaching Challenge

Preach the Good News for all Creation on Reformation Sunday "When anyone is in Christ, creation is new. The old ...
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Season of Creation 2019:  Sunday September 15 in Year C (Animal Sunday)

Season of Creation 2019: Sunday September 15 in Year C (Animal Sunday)

Wisdom leads us to change our relationships with our animal brothers and sisters in God’s creation.  Leah Schade reflects on the ...
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Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year C (Susan Henry)

Revelation's Easter Message Readings for Series C (2016, 2019, 2022) Revelation 7:9-17 **Acts 9:36-43 **John 10:22-30 Sermon from Pastor Susan ...
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Let All Creation Praise! - companion site

Let All Creation Praise! – companion site

Our ecumenical companion site, www.LetAllCreationPraise.org , is maintained by long-time supporter and fellow Lutheran restoring creation, Nick Utphall. This site ...
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Johan Bergh: Luther as Environmentalist

Johan Bergh: Luther as Environmentalist

Download, read, and share widely this brief reflection from active disciple, Dr. Johan Bergh.  In his piece, published in the ...
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Lenten Devotions with a Creation Care Lens

Lenten Devotions with a Creation Care Lens

There are a various times throughout the year these materials can be used, in part or in whole.  However,  Lent ...
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God in Forests: Who is Jesus for Chipmunks?

God in Forests: Who is Jesus for Chipmunks?

A Service In and For the Forests - Feel free to share this worship service or get ideas - we ...
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