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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.



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


Videos, Greening Congregation Guides and more


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 We are also posting all of our worship resources for the year at this site sponsored by LRC. Check it out!!


For worship planning year round, visit


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.



Companion sites:

ELCA care for creation

ELCA advocacy actions



Help Us Support Clean Air for All of God's Creation!

On June 2nd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from existing power plants, a step towards modernizing our nation’s power plants while limiting our contribution to global climate change. [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.

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]


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 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.