LRC is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the ELCA   

NEW Lutherans Restoring Creation applauds the appearance of the papal encyclical Laudato sii (“Praise to You”). 

We encourage pastors to preach on it, teachers to teach on it, scholars to write on it, and everyone to read it, either the full version or the excerpts. 

More Information and Resources


Care for the Earth in A Global Society: Resources and Strategies in Lutheran Higher Education The 80th Annual Association of Lutheran College Faculties Conference, September 25-26, 2015  

The Lutheran April Issue Theme: Helping Save the Earth

Includes "Restoring Creation with Faith," which profiles Lutherans Restoring Creation as well as six persons and two congregations who are "working daily to care for creation."  Also included in the issue are "Things Congregations and Organizations Can Do to Save the Planet," "Things Individuals and Families Can Do to Help Save the Planet," a Study Guide, and more

Lutheran Pastors, Scholars and Teachers Send Open letter to Bishop Elizabeth Eaton supporting eco-justice for the ELCA


 Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit
Leah D. Schade
Available Summer 2015

Informed by years of experience as an environmental activist and minister, Leah Schade equips preachers to interpret the Bible through a “green” lens, become rooted in environmental theology, and learn how to understand their preaching context in terms of the particular political, cultural, and biotic setting of their congregation. 

NEW EACH WEEK  Creation Care Commentary on the Lectionary
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl). Faithfulness shall spring up from the ground.
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl). Being prophetic for creation involves courage and action.

LRC encourages you to preach on the Roman Catholic papal encyclical.

Note how Tom Mundahl's sermons in this LRC cycle refer to the encyclical.

See also this sermon by Leah Schade: Sermon on the encyclical

Here is a link to the encyclical Laudato si’, mi’ signore: “All praise to you, my Lord” 

For more resources on our site, click here.



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