Preaching Resources » Sermons

While a critical and concerted effort is under way to ensure people hear specifically about climate change from the pulpit, there is a wide spectrum of approaches to integrate love for God’s good creation from our church leaders.  Below is a collection (which we we hope to grow) of sample sermons which lift up our connection to nature and shared resources as a part of our vocation as Christians. Enjoy and please submit other suggestions to us (here).

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God by Brian E. Konkol Brian Konkol served in South Africa as ELCA ...
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Refusing to be Consoled: Climate Change and the Modern-day Slaughter of the Innocents

First Sunday of Christmas 2016 The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship Lexington Theological Seminary, ...
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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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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.     ...
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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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Creation of the Cosmos: "Of All that is Seen and Unseen"

Creation of the Cosmos: “Of All that is Seen and Unseen”

Creation of Cosmos Service - Feel free to download and share this bulletin.  Please don't forget acknowledgements. Creation: The Universe  ...
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Where are We? From the Microscopic to the Cosmos: Services and Sermons

Where are We? From the Microscopic to the Cosmos: Services and Sermons

Over the summer of 2018 Pastor Susan Henry at House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Hingham Massachusetts decided to try ...
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A Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping With Creation

A Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping With Creation

Thanks to David Rhoads,  Paul Santmire, and Norman Habel who share here their Chapter 2 of "The Season of Creation: ...
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Sermon on Public Witness

On the Way Pentecost 17 B / Proper 19                             September 16, 2018 Isaiah 50:4-9a    James 3:1-12   Mark 8:27-38 Pastor Susan ...
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The Stewardship of Creation: A Theological Reflection

by David Rhoads Steward is a biblical term that refers to a manager who is responsible for the goods and property ...
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Within Limits: Remember the Sabbath

Jim Martin-Schramm Luther College Chapel October 7, 2011 Exodus 23:10-12 (or 31:12-17) Within Limits: Remember the Sabbath Our reading this ...
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The Fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation Year A: River Sunday

A sermon and handouts for the fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation, Year A, River Sunday: The Fourth Sunday ...
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The Third Sunday in the Season of Creation Year A: Wilderness Sunday

A sermon and handouts for the third Sunday in the Season of Creation, Year A, Wilderness Sunday: The Third Sunday ...
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The Second Sunday in the Season of Creation, Year A: Land Sunday

Two sermons for the second Sunday in the Season of Creation, Year A, Land Sunday: "The Right to Love the ...
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Blessing of All the Animals: A Sermon

By David Rhoads And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above ...
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National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 5A

National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 5A

Sermon for Epiphany 5A, the Rev. Lisa E. Dahill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality, Trinity Lutheran Seminary IPL Climate ...
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National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 6A

Sermon for Sixth Sunday in Epiphany, Year A Deuteronomy 30:5-20 Saint Andrew and Emmaus Lutheran Churches, Racine WI February 16, ...
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National Preach-In on Climate Change: Creation Salvation

Creation Salvation (link to the recording), Vicar Josh Buzbee, All Peoples' Church, Milwaukee WI, February 16, 2014 (or click here to download the ...
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Worship as Reflection of our Care for Creation

Worship as Reflection of our Care for Creation

Green the Congregation through Worship  Reflections and Ideas by David Rhoads Worship is the central recurring event in the life ...
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Season of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

Season of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend ...
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