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Buried and Returned to the Forest



Should an individual choose to be buried in Camp Luther's EcoEternity Forest, their body is cremated and buried at the base of a tree so that their body may be returned to the earth and assist in the growth of that tree. [Read More]



Chicago Table Talks

 

Last January, Trinity Seminary student Delaney Schlake sat down with members of the LSTC faculty and staff to talk about their passions and hopes for the present and future of creation care at the seminary. [Read More]



Youth Volunteers Improve Energy Efficiency at Koinonia


How many young people does it take to screw in a light bulb? What sounds like the start to an overused joke was in fact a serious question when high school youth volunteered to help improve energy efficiency at Koinonia Camp. [Read More]








   





NEW


Interview with David Rhoads, LRC Director (audio) 

on  "The Seminary Explores"

Gettysburg Seminary,




UPCOMING EVENTS

2014 Krost Symposium

Environmental Justice: 

Texas Responses to Global Crises

Texas Lutheran University

September 3 to October 28, 2014

See Schedule of Events and Information on Fifteen Speakers


NEW  Energy Stewardship

GreenFaith Webinar Series 10/31, 11/7, 11/14


NEW Rediscovering the Spiritual in God's Creation

March 10-13, 2015

Serafino McLaren Vale, South Australia

download brochure at the bottom of this page


 2017 Observance of the 
500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
For plans and proposals for an Eco-Reformation, Click here.

RESOURCES

Books, Videos, Greening Congregation Guides, Climate Change and more 


 PLAN AHEAD
2014 Season of Creation worship

For lections, liturgies, and other ideas to plan this fall, four-Sunday alternative season in the church year, plus a sample sermon and a handout of Actions and Resources for each Sunday, go to www.letallcreationpraise.org. We are also posting all of our worship resources for the year at this site sponsored by LRC. Check it out!!

September-November

For worship planning year round, visit letallcreationpraise.org



SPECIAL OFFER

Order EarthBound video series at half price using LRC discount coupon!


This cutting-edge series, filmed in high definition, takes Martin Luther´s breakthrough understanding of Justification and Vocation and explodes it across God´s magnificent creation.

 

BIBLE AND ECOLOGY RESOURCES Click here


Companion sites:

www.webofcreation.org

www.bibleandecology.org

www.letallcreationpraise.org

ELCA care for creation

ELCA advocacy actions


NEW CLEAN WATER ADVOCACY

ELCA ACTION ALERT

Protect Our Wetlands and Streams!

You can help shape EPA protections for water in your community! 

 
CLIMATE CHANGE ADVOCACY

ELCA ACTION ALERT

The time is now! 
Join the ELCA letter campaign to the EPA in support of reducing carbon emissions

. Read More and Take Action


For more actions you can take, news about how Lutherans are advocating for solutions, and educational resources on climate change, click here.


NEW LRC PROFILE: 
Kaila Hochhalter, 
Youth Ministry Coordinator


I feel so blessed not only to be called by the Holy Spirit to serve as Pastor at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and in the community of Fort Morgan, Brush, and Wiggins in Northern Colorado but also to have another calling to care for God’s creation . . . . [Read More]

[See additional LRC profiles]


LRC RESOURCES FOR PREACHING

NEW EACH WEEK  The Common Lectionary

Christ the King Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth). We are the sheep of God's pasture. We are the people of God's world.

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth). Claiming the Future as God's precious gifts of people and land.

All Saints Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth). The beatitudes address the oppressive conditions of empire, ancient and modern.

Reformation Sunday (by Dennis Ormseth). Reformation themes for caring for creation.

Take the Reformation preaching challenge here : Find many resources to proclaim a new reformation that encompasses creation.


Archive of Care for Creation Commentary


THE SEASON OF CREATION


The Second Sunday in the Season of Creation: Two sermons on the theme of Land
"The Right to Love the land" by Neddy Astudillo
"The Glad Soil Rejoices" by John Paarlberg
No handout of resources available for this Sunday.




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Peter Bakken,
Oct 8, 2014, 11:00 AM