NEW  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!!

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


NEW 
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]



Congregations Turn to Compost for Lessons on Life,Death and the Environment 


by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service

"[The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago] produces 400 cubic feet of compost each year for its vegetable and landscape gardens, diverting more than 800 cubic feet of waste from the landfill, said Jim Schaal, sustainability coordinator. [Read the full RNS story]

Click here for more information about and pictures of composting at LSTC.






   



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

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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



RESOURCES

Books, 
Videos, Greening Congregation Guides and more

 PLAN AHEAD

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.

 


NEW         Advocacy

"Disruption" View this film to understand the urgency of action on climate change as we prepare for the People's March in New York on September 21st. Online and free.

Go to http://watchdisruption.com/.

UN Climate Summit: The UN Secretary General has convened world leaders in September to address decisions on climate. [Read more].

The People’s March at the UN Climate Summit, September 21. The Peoples Climate March has been organized for Sunday, September 21 to demonstrate massive public support for the goals of the UN Climate Summit. Join the March with other Lutherans. [Learn More].

Clean air for all God’s children: ELCA invites you to support the EPA’s proposed rule to reduce carbon emissions. [Read More and Take Action]

ELCA: Take Action on Climate Change

Learn more and do your part to address climate change. Click Here.

Lutheran Testimony. Given at the US EPA Hearings on the EPA Clean Climate proposal to reduce carbon emissions. To read the testimony given by three Lutherans, click here.

Petition to address climate change. National Religious Partnership for the environment is gathering signatures on a petition to address climate change to be delivered to the Senate and Administration in September before the UN Climate Summit. Read and sign the petition: www.faithclimatepetition.org.

News release: ELCA and Episcopal Presiding Bishops support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on carbon emissions.[Read More]

News release: The Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly voted for repeal of all environmental and public health exemptions on shale gas and oil drilling. [Read More]


LRC PROFILE: Lisa Dahill
Seminaries Page Co-editor

Lisa Dahill is Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH.  

She is a poet and spiritual director, eager to connect with any and all who share passions for thinking the faith outdoors.[Read More]

[See additional LRC profiles]


LRC RESOURCES FOR PREACHING

NEW EACH WEEK  The Common Lectionary

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth). It is God's will that we join in unending care of God's creation.

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Paul Santmire). Things fall apart: One center holds!

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Paul Santmire) In Praise of Generosity


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.


Archive of commentary for the Season of Creation


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

BIBLE AND ECOLOGY RESOURCES Click here




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

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 

and

Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

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

[Read More]


Companion sites:

www.webofcreation.org

www.bibleandecology.org

www.letallcreationpraise.org

ELCA care for creation

ELCA advocacy actions