Lutherans Restoring Creation is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

This is accomplished by cultivating a community of dedicated stewards of earth and neighbor who proclaim God’s promise of hope and healing for all.

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A Message to the Shepherds of Creation Care
Lutherans Restoring Creation Founder, Rev. Dr. David M. Rhoads, was the guest preacher at all worship services at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN on May 21, 2017. His message to their congregation carries a spirit of hope and a calling to move past political differences to uphold the commitment we have in this sacred trust. [Listen here to the 15 minute sermon]

Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

Barbara Rossing, Professor of New Testament
Lutheran School of Theology

 Caring for Shishmaref and All of God's Creation

 St. Andrews Environmental Stewardship Team:
Nine Years Old and Still Going Strong!


Edmonds Lutheran Church is Going Solar

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NEW 2017 EcoChallenge – Starting Soon! 

Lutherans Restoring Creation invites all Lutherans to challenge themselves to better care for creation during the upcoming EcoChallenge. You can set up your own team for the event, or join the Lutherans Restoring Creation team. 

Each participant chooses one action to reduce their environmental impact and sticks with it for the two-week challenge period (Oct. 11 – 25). There are many possible challenges to choose from in the categories of: water, energy, food, transportation, waste, health, nature, simplicity, and community. Or, you can create your own challenge. 

To join the Lutherans Restoring Creation team or to get more information see . Sign up today and challenge yourself to become a better steward of God’s good creation!

  Join Online Conversations re: Faith & Science 

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an educational web-only meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature. 

NEW NEXT SESSION: "Connections between People & Nature:Scripture and Science"

October 29 (Sunday) at 6 p.m. (Central Time)


Journey of the Universe

Oct. 15, 2 p.m. Central - University of St. Thomas, Houston

Oct. 19 & Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. Central - online

NEW  Nov. 2 - Dec 7, 6 p.m. Conversations on Journey of the Universe - online

You are invited to go on the Journey of the Universe in October, with three opportunities to be awe-struck by this Emmy-award winning documentary which narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe's development in a single hour.  

Read description and order in either hardcover or ebook format


Churchwide Assembly Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water 
Noting "the many biblical themes of renewal and liberation that water affords," and the importance of watersheds for environmental justice and creation care, the Assembly resolved to promote awareness, appreciation and stewardship of watersheds and water.  Read the resolution. For watershed resources for congregations, download the toolkit, Our Watershed Moment, from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod.


WELCOMING RUTH IVORY-MOORE TO THE ELCA ADVOCACY TEAM: ELCA Advocacy is delighted to introduce our new Program Director for Environment and Energy, Ruth Ivory-Moore. Ruth has had careers in chemical engineering, as a corporate legal counsel, and brings legal specialties including environmental law and climate change. Ruth is married and has two children.  She enjoys spending time with family (especially her two grandchildren) and friends. Ruth is involved with Christian education in her church and is about to embark on training to become a Stephen Minister.  Her other volunteer work includes chairing a young adult and youth leadership summit in southern Virginia, as well as addressing various community needs such as criminal law reform and health care. Welcome Ruth! 


FROM 2014  Eco-Justice Commentary on the Lectionary Lessons
Phoebe Morad,
Aug 18, 2016, 4:12 AM