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).

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 ...

Season of Creation Year A: Forest Sunday

Celebrating Forest Sunday in the Season of Creation “Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy.” This week ...

Season of Creation Year A: Land Sunday

Opening Blessing. Rejoice O soil, in the God who made you, Fear not animals of the field, for God provides ...

The First Sunday in the Season of Creation, Year A: Forest Sunday

A sermon and handouts for the first Sunday in the Season of Creation, Year A: The First Sunday of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Microscopic - Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

Microscopic – Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

Micro-Creation Service Bulletin - Click here - free to share! (wonderful readings, music, etc.) Homily by Pastor Susan Henry, House ...

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...
Northern IL Synod's Season of Creation Resources

Northern IL Synod’s Season of Creation Resources

The Creation Care Committee of the Northern Illinois Synod happily provides valuable resources to make celebrating Season of Creation within ...
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: ...
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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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 ...
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 ...

Sample sermon: The First Sunday after Christmas in Year C

Sermon by Paul Santmire The First Sunday after Christmas in Year C (January 3, 2016) First Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm: ...

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, ...
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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  ...
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 ...
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, ...