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. 

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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  Eco-Justice Commentary on the Lectionary Lessons

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl). The Bread of Christ is Life, and All of Life is Communion.

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl). The bread that gives life for the world.

                                                Archive of Lectionary Reflections

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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