Sign Up Your Congregation Now for the Lutheran Energy Stewards Initiative!

ELCA congregations and camps can apply now (deadline is May 1, 2014) for the Energy Stewards Initiative (ESI), a one- to two-year national program beginning in June. 

The program helps congregations track and reduce energy use, lower their carbon footprint, and free up funds for other ministries. 

The first ten camps or congregations to sign up will receive a FREE copy of the EarthBound video series!

NEW Waypost's Vision 
for Sustainable Living

Waypost Camp in Hatley, Wisconsin, provides environmental education experiences to all ages focused on developing caring stewards of nature, demonstrating environmentally sustainable practices, and being a place to connect with God’s creation and each other. [Read More]

St. Luke Environmental Sustainability Survey

The Environmental Stewardship Committee at St. Luke Lutheran Church (Portland, Oregon)  committee created an assessment device, hoping it would help St. Luke understand the width and depth of sustainability in its congregational life. [Read More]

Recycling in Philadelphia: Extending the Philos of the City to the Earth

M.Div. student Dustin Wright and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia Green Team discerned that recycling would be a faithful way to respond to what the Holy Spirit was calling them to do in caring for creation. [Read More]


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


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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.


     Inhabiting Eden: Spiritual Formation Retreat with Prof. Patricia K. Tull, April 24-27 at Montreat Conference Center, Montreat NC.  Learn More.

    Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons, Conference, August 7-9, 2014.  Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. Register before April 1, 2014 to receive the Earlybird rate. [Read more] 

    Watch here for notices of conferences, webinars, lectures and other events


    Videos, Greening Congregation Guides and more


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    LRC PROFILE: Todd Garcia-Bish
    Outdoor Ministries Page Editor

    Todd is the Director of Environmental Education at Camp Lutherlyn in Prospect, Pennsylvania. Todd began his career at Camp Lutherlyn in 1993 when he was hired as Director of Applied Environmental Science. His tasks in this position included development of a maple sugaring program and a program that would educate students about sustainability. [Read More]

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    NEW EACH WEEK  The Common Lectionary

    Overview of all lessons in the Easter Season of Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

    The Second Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Leah Schade). Celebrating the subversive life of the resurrection.

    Easter Sunday in Year A (by Leah Schade). How does creation participate in this new life?

    Archive of Care for Creation Commentary

    Archive of commentary for the Season of Creation

    BE A PRESENCE AT YOUR SYNOD CONVENTION: Click here for ideas/resources.


    Sermons from the Interfaith Power & Light National Preach-In on Climate Change

    NEW Sermon Added - Click here

    Harnessing “The Butterfly Effect”

    A Joint Book Review of

    Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda 


    Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

    By The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade, Ph.D.

    [Read More]

    Companion sites:

    ELCA care for creation

    ELCA advocacy actions