WHAT'S  NEW ON THIS WEBSITE
(2-14-17)  The Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year A (Dennis Ormseth)

(2-14-17) Stewarding God's Creation: Our Choices Matter by Ruth Ivory-Moore

(2-14-17) Watershed Memorial Worship Resources from the ELCA on the Water and Watersheds page

(2-14-17) Creation Care and Climate Change: It’s About the Kids! February 25, Briarwood Retreat Center, Argyle, TX on EVENTS page


(2-14-17)  ACTION ALERT: Stop Congress from Repealing the BLM Methane Rule - Contact Congress now at the ELCA Action Center

(2-14-17) ELCA Advocacy Update - February 2017: Green Climate Fund, reports from California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.


(2-4-17)  The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Dennis Ormseth)


(1-25-17) Blessing the Waters of Life - Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference and ecumenical pre-event, September 26-29 on EVENTS page


(1-24-17) Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation -- web meetings hosted by Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston TX, January-May 2017

(1-24-17) New book: The Nature of Things: Discovering the Spiritual in God's Creation, edited by Graham Buxton and Norman Habel, with a foreword by David Rhoads

(1-24-17) Updated directory of ELCA State Public Policy Offices

(1-24-17)  17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher in 2017 by Rev. Leah Schade

(1-24-17) Religious Community Sends Letter to Trump Transition Team

(1-24-17)  ELCA Advocacy Priorities for 2017 on ELCA ADVOCACY page

(1-18-17)  The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Dennis Ormseth)

(1-16-17) Stewarding the Gift of Water - ELCA Advocacy fact sheet on clean water on WATER AND WATERSHEDS page

(1-16-17) Trinity Institute Water Justice Conference - March 22-24, 2017, on EVENTS page

(1-16-17) ELCA Advocacy Update - January: State reports from California, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin


(1-3-17) ELCA Advocacy Update - December 2016: Water Justice in Flint; UN Conference on Climate Change; reports from California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin


(1-3-17) Clergy New Year's Resolutions: Healthy Pastor, Healthy Congregation, Healthy Planets
 
(1-2-17) The Baptism of Our Lord in Year A (Leah Schade)

(12-27-16) Two sermons: "Holy Interruption," Christmas 2016 and "Refusing to be Consoled - Climate Change and the Modern-day Slaughter of the Innocents" First Sunday of Christmas 2016, by Rev. Dr. Leah Schade


(11-17-16) Environmental Education Intensive & Group Challenge Initiatives Intensive: February 6-9, 2017 on the OUTDOOR MINISTRIES page

(11-16-16) The First Sunday in Advent in Year A (by Paul Santmire)


(11-14-16) COP22 Blog November 14, 2016 on Climate Advocacy

(11-11-16) ELCA Advocacy Update November 2016: Paris Agreement Update

(11-11-16) Just Published! Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril, edited by Lisa Dahll and James Martin-Schramm



(10-21-16)  "Working their Beliefs into the Public Square" on ADVOCACY page.



(10-17-16) ELCA Advocacy Update October 2016: Flint Water Aid; Shishmaref, AK


(9-29-16) BLOGS page with feeds from the Lutherans Restoring Creation Blog by Michael Ochs,and Eco-Preacher by Leah Schade, and a link to See-Remember-Connect by Karen L. Bloomquist


(9-9-16) ELCA Advocacy Updates September 2016: 100th Anniversary of National Parks; Lutheran Office for Public Policy - California

(9-9-16)  Water and Ecotheology articles by Benjamin Stewart and Stormwater Management for Congregations video on Water and Watersheds page


(8-22-16) Watershed Discipleship website


(8-21-16) Eco-Reformation & Environmental Justice: In Word & Deed -- workshops at 2016 Grace Gathering in New Orleans


(8-17-16) Revised Water and Watersheds page of resources for congregations, including Our Watershed Moment, a tool kit for congregations from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod


(8-13-16) ELCA Churchwide Pledges to Move Towards a Sustainable Energy Future - on HOME page -- Memorial text 



(8-4-16) Living Earth Reflection: July 2016: Seeking God's Wisdom


(7-27-16) Season of Creation -- It's Coming Up! on the HOME page, under "News and Announcements."


(7-18-16) Ruth Ivory-Moore, new ELCA Energy and Environment Program Director under News and Announcements on HOME and ELCA Advocacy.

(7-18-16) ELCA Advocacy Updates June 2016: Pressure Increases on Flint, Mich.; July 2016: Welcoming Ruth Ivory-Moore to ELCA Advocacy Team and Green Climate Fund

(7-8-16) Articles by Panu Pihkala, University of Helsinki:  “Rediscovery of Early Twentieth-Century Ecotheology,” “The Pastoral Challenge of the Environmental Crisis: Environmental Anxiety and Lutheran ‘Eco-Reformation,’” “Psychological and Spiritual Impacts of Climate Change,” and “Ecotheology and Liturgy” on the ECO-THEOLOGY page


(5-31-16) "Stirring the Waters: Faith, Science and Action," sponsored by LAMPa, ELCA Global Mission and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.

(5-31-16) Evangelical Lutheran leaders argue for Ohio energy efficiency and renewable energy


(5-22-16) Memorial on Eco-Reformation in the Context of Climate Change Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Approved May 2016


(5-2-16)  The Seventh Sunday in Easter in Year C (by Robert Saler)

(4-26-16) The Sixth Sunday in Easter in Year C (by Robert Saler)

(4-25-16) Interfaith Sermon for MORALtorium Service for Blessing, Advocacy and Activism by The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade,

(4-21-16)  Climate Justice, Hope, and a Lutheran Ethic of Love Incarnate, a lecture by Cynthia Moe-Lobeda

(4-17-16) The Fifth Sunday in Easter in Year C (by Robert Saler)

(4-10-16) North American Convergence: Coming Together for Climate Justice - June 20-24, 2016 on CLIMATE CHANGE ADVOCACY page

(4-10-16) ELCA Advocacy Updates April 2016: Methane Standards

(4-9-16) I Thirst -- Youth Eco-Reflection for Good Friday

(4-9-16) The Fourth Sunday in Easter in Year C (by Robert Saler) 


(4-9-16) "A Shared Concern" (Poem) by Gerhard Fuerst

(4-9-16) Discipleship as Divestment in Fossil Fuels by Cynthia Moe-Lobeda

(4-8-16)  The Third Sunday of Easter in Year C (by Robert Saler)

(4-7-16) See-Remember-Connect: a new book and website by Karen L. Bloomquist on the ECO-THEOLOGY page


(4-6-16) Creation-Care articles in April 2016 issue of Living Lutheran

(4-5-16) Read "A Bishops' Letter about the Climate" from the Church of Sweden 




(3-30-16)  Eco-Reformation is the theme of the April 2016 issue of Currents in Theology and Mission



(3-18-16) Care for God's Creatures - Creation Justice Ministries' 2016 Earth Sunday Resource on the HOME and Planning Ahead: March to May pages







(3-5-16)  Passion Sunday in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

(3-5-16)  The Fifth Sunday of Lent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

(2-28-16)  The Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

( 2-19-16) The Third Sunday in Lent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

(2-9-16)  The Second Sunday of Lent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)

(2-7-16)  The First Sunday of Lent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)



(2-2-16) LRC Profile: Mary Minette, ELCA Advocacy Director for Environmental Policy and Education, moving on to new position - HOME page


(1-30-16)  Transfiguration Sunday in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

(1-28-16) Living Earth Reflections: The Paris Agreement: What's Next?



(1-11-16)  The Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

(12-19-15) The Second Sunday of Christmas in Year C (A Sermon by Paul Santmire)



(12-7-15)  ELCA Advocacy Updates December 2015: COP21 Paris and Sustainable Development Goals

(12-2-15) Lutherans Restoring Creation Steering Committee page and member bios updated

(11-30-15) "We Speak from a Sacred Core"- Reflections on an advocacy training -- on the Climate Change Advocacy page


(11-28-15) Confirmation Students Write Haiku Reflections on the Holy Spirit: Creator of Life -- on YOUTH page

(11-28-15) "To Bless the World Around Us" by Kim Winchell in Gather (Women of the ELCA magazine), October 2015 (requires subscription to view)

(11-28-15) Lutheran Convictions for Creation Care: 4th Annual Gustavus Faith Conference. Saturday, April 23, 2016 -- on EVENTS page


(11-28-15) Lutheran World Federation statement on advocacy and action on climate justice, adopted at the June 2015 meeting of the LWF Council. 

(11-28-15) LAMPa Director Testifies on Methane Reductions










(11-16-15) "Into Local Waters: Re-Wilding the Study of Christian Spirituality" Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality Presidential Address by Lisa E. Dahill, on EVENTS page.

(11-16-15) The Season of Prophetic Climate Witness through Preaching, Prayer, and Practice: October 4, 2015 - February 7, 2016.


(11-16-15) New England Synod's Bishop Hazelwood Connects with Catholics over Climate (and other) Changes - on the SYNODS page


(10-18-15) Earth to Earth: Natural Burial as Spiritual Practice, November 4-5, 2016 on the EVENTS page


(10-18-15) Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis' Letter on Climate Change on Educational Ministry page


(10-18-15) You and Your Congregation Can Sign the Paris Pledge 


(10-18-15) First Lutheran in Decorah Signs Paris Pledge


(10-18-15) Generating an Eco-Justice Reformation: A Speakers Bureau


(10-17-15) Christ the King Sunday in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

(10-17-15) Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

(10-17-15) Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

(10-17-15) Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

(10-17-15) Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)

 

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

 

(10-17-15) The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)


(9-22-15)  The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Dennis Ormseth)

 

(9-22-15) The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B ((From 2012, by Dennis Ormseth)

 

(9-22-15) The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Tom Mundahl)


(9-22-15) 2015  Special Series on St. Francis for Pentecost 18, 19, 20 (Scroll down for all Sundays) by Paul Santmire.


(9-15-15) Serious Sustainability - an educational website that views sustainability through a comprehensive lens

(9-15-15) "And God Pitched a Tent" - Sermon for a Church Camping Retreat (Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 21:1-7; John 1:1-4, 14-18) by Leah Schade




(9-4-15) "Consensus on Fate of Earth at the corner of Church and State Streets:" Creation Corner Column on the Lutherans Restoring Creation Blog

(9-3-15) ELCA Advocacy UpdateSeptember 2015: Write in support of the Green Climate Fund

(9-3-15) ELCA Advocacy UpdateAugust 2015: EPA Clean Power Plan Announced

(8-25-15)  The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Tom Mundahl)

(8-25-15) The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Tom Mundahl) 

(8-24-15) ELCA Advocacy Update July 2015: Vatican Encyclical Laudato Si', Endangered Species Act

(8-24-15) 'Laudato Si' - Catholic and Multi-Faith Perspectives A 2-part Webinar Series from GreenFaith, September 2 and 10, 2015

(8-18-15) Green Faith Climate Action Calls - August 21 and 28



(8-5-15) Resolutions from South-Central Synod of WI on Energy Stewardship (2011) and Climate Change (2015) on Resolutions page



(8-4-15)  Lutheran World Federation - Reformation 2017 webpage and resources on Creation -- Not for Sale - links on LRC 500th Anniversary, Eco-Theology and International pages



(7-23-15)  Week of Moral Action for Climate Justice - September 21-25, Washington DC


(7-22-15)  Encyclical Faith Climate Action Kit prepared by Catholic Climate Covenant and Interfaith Power and Light

(7-22-15)  Living Earth Reflections: We Have No Right (by Mary Minette)


(7-12-15)   The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl)

(7-3-15)  The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Tom Mundahl)









(6-3-15) Luther as Environmentalist: The Liberating Gospel and Care for Creation by Johan Bergh, Trinity Seminary Review, Winter/Spring 2014

(6-3-15) COMPASS: Engaging young adults in conversations on faith and finance: April 2015 Blog Theme: Environmental Stewardship

(6-3-15) Journal of Lutheran Ethics February 2015 Theme: Environmental Ethics



(6-3-15) Memorial on Eco-Reformation in the Context of Climate Change and Resolution on Eco-Reformation in the Context of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod, on RESOLUTIONS page

(6-3-15) Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution Metro New York Synod, Approved March 29, 2015 on RESOLUTIONS page

(6-2-15)  Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Green Climate Fund.

(6-2-15) Living Earth Reflections: May 2015: Protecting the Waters of the United States

(6-2-15) “Environment and Religion in Northern Appalachia” Immersion Course Offered June 7-12, 2015 and again June 12-17, 2016 on SEMINARIES page


(5-28-15) Endorse the People's Climate CovenantResponding to Our Moral Imperative to Heal the Earth. 

(5-24-15)  Trinity Sunday in Year B (2015) (by Leah Schade)

(5-17-15)  The Day of Pentecost in Year B (2015) (by Leah Schade)


(5-15-15) Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution Saint Paul, MN Area Synod, Approved April 24-25, 2015, and Sample Fossil Fuels Divestment Resolution


(5-7-15)  Why We Need an Eco-Reformation, video with Barbara Rossing, on the 500th Anniversary page

(5-6-15)  The Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year B (2015) (by Dennis Ormseth)

(5-4-15)  The Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (2015) (by Dennis Ormseth)



(4-24-15) The Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year B (2015) (by Dennis Ormseth)

(4-22-15) UPDATED: Seizing an Alternative: Towards an Ecological Civilization, Claremont CA June 4-7, 2015 - on the EVENTS page


(4-14-15) The Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

(4-14-15) The Lutheran April Issue Theme: Helping Save the Earth and Study Guide featured on STORIES page.
  
(4-14-15) Template Resolution for a Transition to Clean, Renewable Energy

(4-11-15) "Earth Day - All Year Long" by Mary McCoy

(4-9-15)  The Third Sunday of Easter in Year B (2015) (by Dennis Ormseth)

(4-5-15)  The Second Sunday of Easter in Year B (2015) (by Dennis Ormseth)

(4-1-15) Living Earth Reflections: March 2015: Water for the City


(3-22-15)  Palm/ Passion Sunday in Year B (by Robert Saler)

(3-18-15) "Being Lutheran and Ecological Today," the Rev. Dr. Gilson Waldkoenig, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, MacLean, VA 


(3-18-15) Earth Stewardship Leads to Solar Project (Faith Lutheran Church, Leavenworth, WA)

(3-17-15)  The Resurrection of Our Lord in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

(3-15-15)  The Fifth Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler).

(3/11/15) A New Heaven, A New Earth:Food Justice, Ecology, and Revelation Interdisciplinary Intensive Course, June 15 – 19, 2015, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Asheville, North Carolina

(3/11/15) Greening Your Cafeteria or Dining Hall -- a checklist of actions you can take at your outdoor ministry center or congregation.

(3-9-15)  The Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler)

(3-2-15)   The Third Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler)


(2-25-15)   Earth Justice Ministries Resource for Earth Day Sunday: "Have you anything here to eat?" Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate

(2-25-15)   Lenten Reflection: Thinking About Food in a Time of Fasting

(2-21-15)   The Second Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler)



(2-19-15)   An Invitation to Lenten Reflection from the ELCA Advocacy Staff

(2-16-15)  The First Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler)

(2-7-15)  The Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)

(1-30-15)  The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)

(1-28-15) Global Divestment Day - February 13-14, 2015

(1-26-15)  The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)



(1-21-15) Resources for Congregations from Energy Star on the Property and ESI Participant Resources pages

(1-19-15) Book review of H. Paul Santmire's Before Nature: A Christian Spirituality, by Panu Pihkala on the Green Christian website.


(1-19-15) Seizing an Alternative: Towards an Ecological Civilization, Claremont CA June 4-7, 2015 - under "Events" on Home Page


(1-15-15) The Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)



(1-12-15)  The Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)

(1-1-15)  The Baptism of Our Lord in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth).

(12-26-14)  The Second Sunday of Christmas in Year B (by Tom Mundahl).

(12-18-14)  The First Sunday of Christmas in Year B (by Tom Mundahl)


(12-13-14) "Lighting Your Worship Space Primer: Bringing in the Light, Sustainably," available for download on the "Property" page for Churches/Green Teams.

(12-13-14) UN Climate Change Conference, Lima, Peru : Prayer and links to Lutheran World Federation youth blog and ELCA advocacy alert on HOME and ADVOCACY

(12-10-14)  The Fourth Sunday of Advent in Year B (by Tom Mundahl)


(12-3-14)  The Third Sunday in Advent in Year B (Tom Mundahl)

(12-1-14)  The Second Sunday in Advent in Year B (by Tom Mundahl)


(11-25-14) Living Earth Reflections: November 2014: "Happy Are Those Who Consider the Poor..."


(11-18-14)  The First Sunday in Advent in Year B (By Tom Mundahl)


(11-3-14)  Jewish and Christian Eco-Teachings - GreenFaith Webinar Series, Nov 13, 20

(11-3-14)  Why We Don't Act and How We Can (video) - David Rhoads at Krost Symposium, Seguin TX - on Reflections and Inspiration page




(10-25-14)  Christ the King Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


(10-25-14)  All Saints Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(10-17-14) "Why Lutherans Should Care about and for Creation"Interview with David Rhoads, (audio)

(10-17-14) GreenFaith webinar series on Energy Stewardship

(10-16-14) Recent stories in The Lutheran on Church Camps, Rain Gardens, and Season of Creation under Lutheran Creation Care in the News

(10-16-14)  ELCA Advocacy Alert: Protect Our Wetlands and Streams!

(10-12-14)  Reformation Sunday (by Dennis Ormseth)

(10-11-14)  The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Kathryn Schifferdecker)

(10-8-14)  Rediscovering the Spiritual in God's Creation, March 10-13, 2015 South Australia - link and brochure on Home Page under "Events"

(10-8-14)  Living Earth - September 2015: Marching for Climate Justice



(10-8-14)  Climate Change Advocacy: Letter Campaign to the EPA

(10-7-14)  The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


(9-18-14)   The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(9-18-14)  The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Paul Santmire)

(9-12-14)  The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Paul Santmire)

(8-27-14)   The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(8-27-14)  The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(8-25-14)  The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(8-18-14)  The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


(8-7-14)  Season of Creation worship resource for fall 2014: www.letallcreationpraise.org.

(7-30-14)   The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Richard Perry)


(7-18-14)  The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(7-17-14) The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


(7-16-14)  The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(7-15-14)  The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)




(6-19-14)  The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(6-19-14)  The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(6-19-14)  The Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(6-14-14) The Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(6-9-14) "Feeding Hope," a sermon by Kristi Holmberg on the Preaching page 

(6-9-14) Luther College Ministries and Dakota Road Music Offer Liturgy for Earthkeeping on Worship page

(6-9-14) Websites added to Resources on Global Climate Change page

(5-18-14) "Becoming a Care for Creation Congregation: A Self-Organizing Kit with Resources and Guidelines"

(5-26-14)  Trinity Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(5-26-14)  Pentecost Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(5-26-14)  The Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


(5-23-14) Living Earth Reflections: May 2014: Fear and Hope


(5-17-14) The Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(5-9-14)  The Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Leah Schade)



(4-28-14)  The Fourth Sunday in Easter in Year A (by Leah Schade)

(4-25-14)  The Third Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Leah Schade)

(4-23-14) LSTC Professor Links Christian Worship and Care of Creation - Benjamin Stewart, A Watered Garden, now available for Kindle

(4-19-14)  The Second Sunday of Easter in Year A (by Leah Schade)

(4-16-14) Lutheran Church of Hope, IA, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Germany make Clean Energy List on Churches/Green Teams Page

(4-16-14) Saint Olaf and Luther Colleges Make Clean Energy List on Colleges and Universities Page

(4-16-14) Living Earth Reflections April 2014: Protecting the Waters of the United States

(4-13-14) Overview of all lessons in the Easter Season of Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


(4-13-14) Easter Sunday in Year A (by Leah Schade)






(4-6-14)  Passion Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(4-3-14) Gods Earth Is Sacred e-book from the National Council of Churches, on Books page.

(4-1-14) A helpful debate on fossil fuel divestment, with commentary and related articles on Yale Environment 360

(4-1-14) Check out the Lutheran World Federation Youth Blog

(4-1-14) Youth Volunteers Improve Energy Efficiency at Koinonia (Metropolitan New York Synod)

(4-1-14) Buried and Returned to the Forest (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio)

(3-31-14) Earth Justice Ministries Congregational Resource for Earth Day Sunday: Water, Holy Water (2014)

(3-27-14) Chicago Table Talks by Delaney Schlake (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago)

(3-27-14) Congregations Turn to Compost for Lessons on Life, Death and the Environment by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service

(3-27-14) Introduction to the Energy Stewards Initiative - slides and recording of March 25, 2014 webinar on the ESI page.

(3-21-14)  The Fifth Sunday of Lent in year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(3-20-14) "Creation Salvation" Climate Preach-In sermon by Vicar Josh Buzbee, All Peoples' Church, Milwaukee WI

(3-20-14) What's Your Bootprint? Creation Care, Sustainability, and Church Building and Grounds (YouTube video).

(3-19-14)  The Fourth Sunday of Lent in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


(3-18-14) Climate Change as a Perfect Moral Storm by Larry Rasmussen, Journal of Lutheran Ethics, February 12, 2014

(3-18-14) Lutheran Sacramental Imagination by Larry Rasmussen, Journal of Lutheran Ethics, February 12, 2014


(3-15-14) The Third Sunday of Lent in year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(3-6-14) The Second Sunday of Lent in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(3-5-14) Inhabiting Eden: Spiritual Formation Retreat with Prof. Patricia K. Tull, April 24-27 at Montreat Conference Center, Montreat NC.


(3-5-14) "Green Energy/Carbon Footprint" PowerPoint slideshow introducing the Energy Stewards Initiative


(2-27-14) Living Earth Reflection: February 2014: Choosing Your Fast

(2-27-14) Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons, Conference, August 7-9, 2014.  Seattle University

(2-25-14) The First Sunday of Lent in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


(2-25-14) Dirt People: An Eco-Sermon for Ash Wednesday by the Rev. Leah D. Schade



(2-20-14)  Sermon for Interfaith Power & Light Climate Preach-In - Peter Bakken, WI IPL

(2-18-14)  Be a presence at your synod convention: Resources for synodical green teams for 2014.

(2-18-14)   The Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth).
 



(2-11-14)  The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

(2-7-14) GreenFaith U  two-part, week-long webinar series on the Bible and the Environment beginning February 17. Learn More

(2-7-14) GreenFaith Certification for Congregations - Introductory webinar Thursday, Feb 27, 1-2 p.m. ET



(2-1-14)  The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)

(2-1-14) The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)

(1-26-14)  The Fourth Sunday in Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)


(1-20-14) Student Research Projects -- new listing on the Colleges & Universities Page


(1-20-14) Rehabilitation of Schmucker Hall Certified as LEED Project (Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg) - link added to Seminaries page and "Geothermal Comes to the Battlefield"


(1-19-14) Recycling in Philadelphia: Extending the Philos of the City to the Earth (Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia)


(1-18-14)  Overview of all lessons in the Lenten Season in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth


(1-18-14)  Overview of all lessons in the Easter Season of Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)


(1-18-14)  The Third Sunday of Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)

(1-10-14) The Second Sunday in Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)


(1-6-14) Geothermal Comes to the Battlefield (Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg)


(1-3-14)  The Baptism of our Lord in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)

(12-27-13)  The Second Sunday after Christmas in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)

(12-22-13)  The First Sunday after Christmas in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)

(12-13-13)  The Fourth Sunday in Advent in Year A (by Rob Saler)

(12-8-13)  The Third Sunday in Advent in Year A (by Rob Saler) 
 
(12-1-13)  The Second Sunday in Advent in Year A (by Rob Saler)
 
(11-29-13) Revision of About Us Section.
 
(11-29-13 Revision of Contact Us section
 
 
(11-25-13) The First Sunday in Advent in Year A (By Rob Saler)
 
(11-14-13) New Publication: Eco-Lutheranism: Lutheran Perspectives on Ecology from Lutheran University Press
 
(11-5-13)  Christ the King Sunday in Year C (by Leah Schade)
 
 
(10-26-13)  All Saints Sunday in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)
 
(10-20-13) Reformation Sunday in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)
 
 
 
 

(10-1-13)  Divest & Reinvest Now – Conference Call with Bill McKibben October 3, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
 
 
 
(9-20-13) Green Faith Certification Program Webinar - Learn More, See Successes - Monday, September 30th, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET
 
 
 
 
 
 
(9-5-13) Webinar on Divestment and Reinvestment

(9-5-13) Lectures by Larry Rasmussen in Minneapolis on November 8-9, 2013

(9-4-13) LRC Profile: Pastor Nick Utphall

(9-4-13) Tales from a Green Sheep (LRC Retreat, Gettysburg PA)

 
 
(9-2-13)  The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler) 
 
 
 
(8-24-13) LRC Profile: The Rev. Johan Bergh

(8-24-13) Call for Papers: The Greening of the Gods: Ecology and Theology in the Ancient World, St. Emund's College, Cambridge, March 18-19, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
(8-4-13) Link to "Step Up to Protecting the Earth" by Steven L. Beumer, Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Orlando FL on the News page


(7-31-13) Gardens Bring Community Together - St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Vancouver WA

(7-31-13) Keeping Our Community Clean and Green -- Emerson NE Youth

(7-31-13) From Small Steps to International Reach -- St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa WI

 
(7-29-13)  The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)

(7-28-13) "Lord, We Believe. Help Our Unbelief," sermon by Gil Waldkoenig
 
(7-21-13)  The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)
 
 
(7-15-13)  The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)

 

(7-10-13) New England Synod resolution on fracking and fossil fuel divestment on Synods page.

 
(7-10-13) Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference 2013 under "Events" on the Home page.
 
(7-10-13) "The Bible, Divestment and Reinvestment" GreenFaith Webinar with Rev. Cizik and Rabbi Troster
 
(7-4-13)  The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(6-30-13)  The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(6-23-13)  The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) 

 

(6-17-13) Advocacy Alert: Write or call your representative to say we need a better farm bill on the Advocacy Page
 
(6-13-13)  The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
(6-13-13) LRC Profile: Ron Rude, ELCA Campus Pastor
 
(6-11-13) The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(6-4-13)    The Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(5-23-13)   The Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
(5-12-13) The Day of Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
(5-10-13) Advocacy Alert: Food and Farm Policy Moving on Capitol Hill: Act Now on the Home page
 
 
(5-8-13) Advocacy Alert: Help End Global Food Insecurity on the Home page
 
(5-7-13) Advocacy Alert: Protect Creation: Speak Out for Energy Efficiency on the Home page
 
 
(5-4-13) The Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)
 
(5-1-13) Picture and info about Phoebe Morad as host of the Synod Pages 
 
(4-27-13) The Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)
 
(4-22-13) The Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)
 
(4-18-13) Link to webinar recording of Dr. Larry Rasmussen, Earth Honoring Faith on Theology page
 
(4-17-13)  Link to "Gaithersburg Church Gets Educational Wildlife Habitat" on the Churches/Green Teams page.
 
(4-17-13) Link to "Lutherans Restoring Creation" article in the April 2012 Gather magazine on the Stories page.
 
 
(4-15-13) The Fourth Sunday in Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)
 
(4-4-13) The Third Sunday of Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)
 
(4-4-13) Going Solar - Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pleasantville, NY

(4-3-13) Nurturing a Network - Northwest MN Synod retreat on creation care and worship
 
(4-3-13) LRC Featured in the Lutheran, and news stories (under "Highlights") on "Welcoming Winged Guests" (Gloria Dei Lutheran, Duluth MN) and "Environmentalists Tout Church's Energy Efficiency" (First English Lutheran, Columbus OH) on Home Page.
 
(4-3-13) Webinar with Dr. Larry Rasmussen on Earth-Honoring Faith - Home Page, under "What's New"
 
 
 
(4-1-13) Updated GreenFaith Fellowship for 2014 information
 
(3-29-13)  The First Sunday after Easter in Year C (by Tom Mundahl) 
 
 
(3-24-13) Many Voices Join Together to Make Big Reverberations - Gettysburg, PA LRC Training
 
(2-14-13)  Energy Savings for Your Home: Room by Room by David Rhoads for LRC 
 
(2-13-13)  Christian Simplicity: A Seven-Session Course for Lent <learn more>  
 
(2-13-13)   Retreat on the Season of Creation Worship: Northeast Minnesota Synod on February 22-23. <learn more>
 
(2-13-13)  Between Economy and Ecology: A stewardship workshop Saturday April 6 2013 at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. <learn more>
 
(2-7-13)  The First Sunday in Lent in Year C (br Robert Saler)
 
(2-2-13)  The Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(1-28-13)  Carbon Fasting for Lent. Sign-up for 2013 is at: http://www.macucc.org/pages/detail/2410.
 

 

(1-28-13)  Vegetarian Mondays in Lent.

 
(1-26-13)  Seminary Ridge Review Autumn 2012 [Papers from Gettysburg Seminary Conference on “Getting Green Faithfully” August, 2012.

[View the papers]

 

(1-26-13) Intersections. Fall, 2012 #36. The Vocation of a Lutheran College. A Calling to Embrace Creation: Lutheran Higher Education, Sustainability, and Stewardship. Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. July 30- August 1, 2012.

[View the conference schedule] [View the papers]

 
(1-26-13)  The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) 
 
(1-21-13)  The Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) 
 
 
 
 
 
(1-16-13) Announcement of Webinar to introduce Energy Stewards Initiative: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:00 to 8:00 CST
 
(1-15-13)  The Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(1-6-13)  The Baptism of Our Lord in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(1-1-13)  The Epiphany of Our Lord in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(12-23-12) The First Sunday of Christmas in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(12-18-12) Peter Bakken and Warren Gaskill, Energy Steward Initiative Co-Directors
 
(12-17-12) The Fourth Sunday in Advent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
 

(12-12-12) Lutheran Center Scores High with Energy Star


(12-8-12) Third Sunday in Advent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 

 

 
(12-2-12)  Second Sunday in Advent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
(11-25-12) First Sunday in Advent in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) 
 
(11-20-12)  Christ the King Sunday in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(11-12-12) Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth) 
 
(11-5-12)  Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(10-26-12) Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(10-20-12) Reformation Sunday in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(10-20-12) Or Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
 
(10-10-12) The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
 
 
(9-18-12) New links to stories about Lutheran Colleges are on the Colleges and Universities page
 
 
(9-12-12) Eco-bibliography: Bible, theology, ethics, worship and spirituality, environment, and ecological primers.
 
 
 
(9-3-12)  Invitation to join Energy Stewards Initiative. See resources at the ESI sidebar.
 
 
 
(8-28-12) The Blessing of all the Animals: A Sermon (by David Rhoads)
 
 
 
 
 
(8-23-12) "A Seed Planted and A Garden Grown" congregation story 
 
 
 
 
(7-25-12) The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(7-25-12) The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B. (by Dennis Ormseth).
 
(7-22-12) Make a Donation

(7-22-12) GreenFaith Fellowship Program

(7-22-12) Advocating for Animals web page of resources and reflections

(7-22-12) The Story of Stuff (video) under "Resources" on Highlights page

(7-22-12) Wittenberg Library Recycling Project on the Colleges & Universities page

(7-21-12) Greening the New England Synod on the Synods page

(7-20-12) The Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference: A Calling to Embrace Creation on Colleges & Universities page

(7-17-12) Link for Commemoration of St. Francis/Blessing of the Animals on "Plan Ahead" page
 
(7-17-12) Link for 2012 Convocation of Teaching Theologians: "Eco-Lutheranism?" August 13–15 in Events
 
 
(7-17-12) The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
(7-13-12) Link to "Living Earth" reflections on Advocacy and Links pages
 
(7-13-12) Link to "Season of Creation" on Plan Ahead page
 
(7-13-12) International Page with links to reports from UN conferences and other information
 
(7-6-12) The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth) 
 
(7-2-12) The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
(6-24-12) Rebuilding the Vineyard. A sermon by Leah Schade (United in Christ Lutheran Church, West Milton, PA)
 
(6-24-12) The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(6-16-12) For a message before Rio + 20 from the General Secretary of the WCC, click here.
 
 
(6-12-12) Greetings from the Road to Rio+10 (Neddy Astudillo)
 
(6-11-12) The Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (Dennis Ormseth).
 
 
(6-3-12) Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (Dennis Ormseth).
 
(5-30-12) Testimony on EPA New Source Carbon Pollution Rule by Alycia Ashburn and Mikka McCracken 
 
 
 
 
(5-20-12) The Day of Pentecost in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
(5-10-12) The Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)
 
(5-5-12) The Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)
 
(4-30-12) The Fifth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
(4-26-12) Garbology at Holden Village - Outdoor Ministries story
 
(4-26-12) Lutherans discuss ecology online (on Highlights page)
 
(4-14-12) The Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth) 
 
(4-14-12) The Third Sunday of Easter in Year B (Dennis Ormseth)  
 
(4-7-12) The Second Sunday in Easter in year B (Dennis Ormseth)
 
(4-4-12) New resources for Earth Day with links on the home page
 
(4-3-12) Opportunity for visitors to sign in to the site and to receive newsletters.
 
 
(3-23-12) Passion Sunday and Holy Week in Year B by Dennis Ormseth. 
 
(3-18-12) Research Project by Cameron Harder, Lutheran Theological Seminary of Saskatoon: “Identifying Core Values of Under-represented Stakeholders in Resource-based Industries and Communities” 
 
(3-18-12) A Sermon by James Martin-Schramm of Luther College. "Within Limits: Remember the Sabbath"
 
(3-14-12) Care for Creation Commentary on the Fifth Sunday in Lent in Year B (Tom Mundahl)
 
(3-11-12) Care for Creation Commentary on the Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year B by Tom Mundahl
 
(2-29-12) Care for creation commentary on the Third Sunday in Lent of Year B by Tom Mundahl.  
 
 
(2-24-12) New reflection from the Director: Do You have a Theology for the Care of Your Buildings and Grounds?
 
(2-22-12)

The First Sunday in Lent in Year B : By Tom Mundahl. The Wilderness becomes a place of hope.

 

The Second Sunday in Lent in Year B: By Tom Mundahl. Expend your life for Jesus and the gospel of new creation--and you will save it.

 
(2-6-12) Posted care for creation commentary: The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B by Robert Saler. Salvation brings all creatures to fulfillment.
 
(1-30-12) All the resources needed for your congregation to observe Transportation Month.
 
(1-30-12) Resources to celebrate Lent, Earth Day, Mother's day, Arbor Day, and Father's Day. Check them out on the HOME page under What's Ahead.
 
(1-21-12) Care for creation commentary: The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B: God calls us to do what is right, not what we have a right to do.
 
(1-15-12) Care for CreationCommentary: The Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year B: "It is time to break with business as usual and to tend God's creation."
 
(1-10-12) Two new stories about the greening of ELCA Social Ministry Organizations: See the home page.
                        Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin Upper Michigan: Green projects in recycling and food management.
                       SeaTac Lutheran Community Services Northwest in Washington State: Silver LEED certification of new building.
 
(1-8-12) Links to ELCA hunger and poverty resources have been posted on the subsection for congregations.
 
(1-5-12) Care for Creation commentary: The Second Sunday after Epiphany in Year B: "God is a God of Embodiment--throughout Earth and Sea."
 
(1-3-12) New Message from Dave Rhoads, LRC Director: The Greening of Lutheran Social Ministry Organizations
 
(1-3-12) Transportation Month: All the resources needed for your congregation to observe a month with transportation as the theme
 
1-3-12) Water Month: All the resources needed for your congregation to observe a month with water as the theme
 
(1-1-12) Reports of greening have been posted on the Social Ministry Organization subsection.
 
(12-30-11) The Baptism of Jesus in Year B: Care for Creation commentary by Dennis Ormseth 
 
(12-30-11) "Why We Don't and How We Can" archive has been set up to be accessed from the home page
 
(12-30-11) "Why We Don't and How We Can" Reason # 6: How We (Mistakenly) Read the Bible--posted on the Home page. 
 
(12-28-11) Article by Young Adult in Global Mission after the UN Durban Conference on Climate Change (see under Director's Reflection on the Home page)
 
(12-27) STORIES: Check out the accounts of green actions at Social Ministry Organizations
 
(12-27) ADVOCACY: Many new links to ELCA Advocacy and Hunger resources.
 
(12-26-11) THEOLOGY: New biblical, theological, and ethical resources posted, including a Theological Companion to the LRC Congregational Traing Manual and a set of articles on Earthkeeping in a recent issue of Currents in Theology and Mission.
 
(12-16-11) New Care for Creation Commentary by Dennis Ormseth for Christmas Eve and Christimas day and The First Sunday of Christmas and the Naming of Jesus.
 
(12-15-11) Seminaries: Manuals, reports, and other resources were just posted
 
12-12-11 Energy Stewards Initiative: Lots of resources posted to explain the program, identify current participants, and show how to sign up for the next round.
 
(11-12-11) Social Ministry Organizations: There are now many resources for greening social ministry organizations