Archive of Care for Creation Commentary on the Lectionary Lessons (see below)

 

Lutherans Restoring Creation (www.lutheransrestoringcreation.org) is pleased to offer substantive care-for-creation reflections by on the lessons for each Sunday in the Revised Common Lectionary. These commentaries are exegetically-based, theologically sound, creative in their ecological exploration of the text’s potential, and effective in articulation. The care for creation commentary is not an add-on, but an integral part of the exposition of the text itself. The purpose of this commentary is to provide a foundational resource for preachers and congregations seeking to incorporate care for creation into their worship and congregational life.


Our Commentators


 YEAR A (2016-2017)

LENTSEASON IN YEAR A

The Fifth Sunday in Lent in Year A (Tom Mundahl)

The Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year A (Tom Mundahl)

The Third Sunday in Lent in Year A (Tom Mundahl)

The Second Sunday in Lent in Year A (Tom Mundahl)

The First Sunday of Lent in Year A (Tom Mundahl)


THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

The Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year A (Dennis Ormseth)


EPIPHANY SEASON IN YEAR A

The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Dennis Ormseth)

The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Dennis Ormseth)

The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Dennis Ormseth)

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Dennis Ormseth)

The Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Leah Schade)

The Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Leah Schade) 

The Baptism of Our Lord in Year A (Leah Schade)


CHRISTMAS SEASON IN YEAR A

The Baptism of Our Lord in Year A (Leah Schade)

The Second Sunday of Christmas in Year A  (Leah Schade)


ADVENT IN SERIES A (2016)

The First Sunday in Advent in Year A (by Paul Santmire)


YEAR C (2015-2016)

The Season of Pentecost


Reformation Sunday in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)  

The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl) 

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

**The Fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Universe Sunday (by Leah Schade)

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

**The Third Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Storm Sunday (by Leah Schade)

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)

**The Second Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Animal Sunday (by Leah Schade)

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C by Robert Saler

**The First Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Ocean Sunday (by Leah Schade)

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler).

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler) (2013)

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler) (2013)

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler) (2013)

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler) (2013)

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler) (2013)

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) (2013)

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) (2013)

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) (2013)

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) (2013)

The Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) (2013)

The Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) (2013)

Holy Trinity Sunday and the Second Sunday in Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) (2013)

The Day of Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) (2013)

Easter Season

Season of Lent
Passion Sunday in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

Epiphany Season

Transfiguration Sunday in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

The Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

The Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

Introduction to Epiphany in Year C. The Baptism of Our Lord (by Tom Mundahl)


Christmas Season

The Nativity of Our Lord in Year C: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (by Dennis Ormseth)

The First Sunday after Christmas in Year C (A Sermon by Paul Santmire)


Season of Advent

Preface to the Eco-Justice Commentary for Year C (2015-2016 by Dennis Ormseth)

The First Sunday of Advent in Year C (2015 by Dennis Ormseth)

The Second Sunday of Advent in Year C (2015 by Dennis Ormseth)

The Third Sunday of Advent in Year C (2015 by Dennis Ormseth)

The Fourth Sunday of Advent in Year C (2015 by Dennis Ormseth)


YEAR B (2014-2015)

  • Advent: (Four Sundays from November 30 to December 21) [Tom Mundahl]

  • Christmas: (Two Sundays after Christmas, December 28 and January 4) [Tom Mundahl]

  • Epiphany: (Six Sundays from January 11 to February 15) [Dennis Ormseth]

  • Lent: (Six Sundays from February 22 to March 29) [Rob Saler]

  • Easter: (Seven Sundays from Easter Day April 5 to May 17) [Dennis Ormseth]

  • Pentecost: (Sundays from Pentecost on May 24 to June 28) [Leah Schade]

  • Pentecost: (Sundays from Pentecost 6 on July 5 through Pentecost 11 on August 9) [Tom Mundahl]



The Season of Pentecost in Year B (2015)


Christ the King Sunday in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

OR Reformation Sunday in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)


The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B ((From 2012, by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Tom Mundahl)


2015  Special Series on St. Francis for Pentecost 18, 19, 20 (Scroll down for all Sundays) by Paul Santmire.


The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Tom Mundahl)


The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Tom Mundahl) 


The Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Sundays after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Dennis Ormseth)


The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl)


The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl)


The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl)


The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl)


The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl)


The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl)


The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Leah Schade)


The Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Leah Schade)


The Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Leah Schade)


Trinity Sunday in Year B (2015) (by Leah Schade)


The Day of Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Leah Schade)


The Season of Easter in Year B (2015)


The Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year B (2015) (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (2015) (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year B (2015) (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Third Sunday of Easter in Year B (2015) (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Second Sunday of Easter in Year B (2015) (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Resurrection of Our Lord in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Season of Lent in Year B (2015)


Palm/ Passion Sunday in Year B (by Robert Saler)


The Fifth Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler)


The Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler)


The Third Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler)


The Second Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler)


The First Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler)



The Season of Epiphany in Year B


The Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)


The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)


The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)


The Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)


The Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)


The Baptism of Our Lord in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015).



Advent and Christmas Seasons in Year B


The Second Sunday of Christmas in Year B (by Tom Mundahl, 2015)).


The First Sunday of Christmas in Year B (by Tom Mundahl, 2014))


The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Fourth Sunday of Advent in Year B (by Tom Mundahl, 2014))


The Third Sunday in Advent in Year B (Tom Mundahl, 2014))


The Second Sunday in Advent in Year B (by Tom Mundahl, 2014))


The First Sunday in Advent in Year B (by Tom Mundahl, 2014))



Pentecost Season in Year A


Christ the King Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


All Saints Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


Reformation Sunday (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Kathryn Schifferdecker)


The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Paul Santmire)


The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Paul Santmire)


The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Richard Perry)


The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


Trinity Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


Pentecost Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)




Easter Season in Year A


Overview of all lessons in the Easter Season of Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Leah Schade)


The Fourth Sunday in Easter in Year A (by Leah Schade)


The Third Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Leah Schade)


The Second Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Leah Schade)


Easter Sunday in Year A (by Leah Schade)


Lent in Year A


Passion Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Fifth Sunday of Lent in year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Fourth Sunday of Lent in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Third Sunday of Lent in year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Second Sunday of Lent in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The First Sunday of Lent in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


Epiphany in Year A


The Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth).


The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)

The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)

The Fourth Sunday in Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)


The Third Sunday of Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)


The Second Sunday in Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)



Advent and Christmas in Year A


The Second Sunday after Christmas in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)


The First Sunday after Christmas in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)


The Fourth Sunday in Advent in Year A (by Rob Saler)


The Third Sunday in Advent in Year A (by Rob Saler)

 

The Second Sunday in Advent in Year A (by Rob Saler)


The First Sunday in Advent in Year A (By Rob Saler)

 

 

 

YEAR C

 

 
 
2013 Season of Creation Plan on celebrating this season of the church year in September, 2013.
 
On Reformation Sunday, October 27, 2013, call for the church to embrace a reformation that proclaims good news for all creation.

 

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS ON THE LESSON FOR YEAR

 

Christ the King Sunday in Year C (by Leah Schade)

 

The Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Leah Schade)

 

No commentary for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C.

 

All Saints Sunday in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

Reformation Sunday in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl) 

 

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

**The Fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Universe Sunday (by Leah Schade)

 

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

**The Third Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Storm Sunday (by Leah Schade)

 

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)

 

**The Second Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Animal Sunday (by Leah Schade)

 

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C by Robert Saler

 

**The First Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Ocean Sunday (by Leah Schade)

 

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler).

 

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)

 

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)

 

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)

 

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)

 

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)

 

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) 

 

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Holy Trinity Sunday and the Second Sunday in Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Day of Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl) 

 

The Fourth Sunday in Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Third Sunday of Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Second Sunday of Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Resurrection of Our Lord/ Easter Sunday (by Tom Mundahl)

 

Palm/ Passion Sunday in Year C (by Rob Saler)

 

The Fifth Sunday in Lent in Year C (by Rob Saler)

 

The Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year C (by Rob Saler)

 

The Third Sunday in Lent in Year C (by Rob Saler)

 

The Second Sunday in Lent in Year C (by Robert Saler)

 

The First Sunday in Lent in Year C (br Robert Saler)

 

The Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Baptism of Our Lord in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Epiphany of Our Lord in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The First Sunday of Christmas in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Nativity of Our Lord in Year C: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Fourth Sunday in Advent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Third Sunday in Advent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Second Sunday in Advent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

First Sunday in Advent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

 

Year B

 

Christ the King Sunday in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

OR Reformation Sunday in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Tom Mundahl)

 

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Tom Mundahl) 

 

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B. (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (Dennis Ormseth) 

 

Trinity Sunday/ The First Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Day of Pentecost in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth) 

 

The Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Third Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Second Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth) 

 

Easter: The Resurrection of Our Lord in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)

 

Passion Sunday and Holy Week in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)

 

The Fifth Sunday in Lent in Year B (Tom Mundahl)

 

The Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year B (Tom Mundahl)

 

The Third Sunday after Lent in Year B (Tom Mundahl)

 

The Second Sunday in Lent in Year B (Tom Mundahl)

 

The First Sunday in Lent in Year B. (Tom Mundahl)

 

Transfiguration Sunday in Year B (Robert Saler)

 
 
 
 
 
All commentaries below this point were written by Dennis Ormseth.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Holy Trinity Sunday in Year A

Pentecost in Year A

Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year A