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


Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

Barbara Rossing, Professor of New Testament
Lutheran School of Theology

 "A Shared Concern" (Poem) by Gerhard Fuerst

NEW Caring for Shishmaref and All of God's Creation

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


Edmonds Lutheran Church is Going Solar

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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.

Eco-Reformation & Environmental Justice: In Word & Deed
Two workshops were offered at the 2016 Grace Gathering in New Orleans August 10-13th, along with a Grace in Action option to get out in the Lower Ninth Ward to learn first-hand about resurrection stories post-Katrina. [Read more]

Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril
This collection of essays, edited by Lisa Dahill and James Martin-Schramm and soon to be published by Cascade Books, argues that a gospel call for ecological justice belongs at the heart of the 500th anniversary observance of the Reformation in 2017.  [Read More]

NEW Advocacy Update: FLINT WATER AID MOVES IN CONGRESS: In late September, both the U.S. House and the Senate passed separate amendments to address the water needs of Flint. Both versions of the bill must be reconciled when legislators return to Washington, D.C., in November. ELCA Advocacy action alerts are planned for later this year.  [Read More]


NEW  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! 


Season of Creation 

Most congregations began celebrating the Season of Creation on September 4 this year. 

The appointed readings and focus themes for 2016 (year C) are:Ocean Sunday, Animal Sunday, Storm Sunday, and Universe Sunday. Action information handouts for each theme are also available.

You can read more about the Season of Creation on our companion site, Let All Creation Praise.

NEW EACH WEEK  Eco-Justice Commentary on the Lectionary Lessons

LRC encourages you to preach on the papal encyclical, Laudato si’, mi’ signore: “All praise to you, my Lord” 

Sermon on the encyclical by Leah Schade

For more resources about the encyclical on our site, click here.

Phoebe Morad,
Aug 18, 2016, 4:12 AM