Archive of Care for Creation Lectionary Reflections

Archive of Care for Creation Commentary on the Lectionary Lessons (see below)
Let All Creation Praise 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 B (2018) 
Our Commentators from Lent 1 to the Day of Pentecost:

We are once again providing fresh and timely creation-justice commentary on the Common Lectionary lessons from the First Sunday in Lent to the Day of Pentecost.

  • Tom Mundahl will offer the commentary for the five Sundays in Lent. Dr. Mundahl has served as pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in St. Louis Park, MN, has taught in higher education, and led numerous Care of the Earth workshops.
  • Dr. Leah Schade with provide reflections on Passion Sunday. She served a parish in Pennsylvania and initiated creation-justice efforts there around local issues. She authored Creation-Crisis Preaching and now teaches preaching and worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky.
  • Kiara Jorgenson gives reflections on the three days of prayer from Maundy Thursday to the resurrection. Dr. Jorgenson recently received her PhD from Luther Seminary and will soon begin a teaching position in Religion and Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College.
  • Dennis Ormseth presents exegetical reflections from Easter Sunday through the Day of Pentecost. Dr. Ormseth served as pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in St. Louis Park, MN, and as campus pastor at Purdue University; he taught Christian Thought at Holy Cross College and Luther Seminary.  In retirement, he helps to lead the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA.

We are grateful for their hard work and wisdom in making their passion commitments and their wisdom available to pastors and other church leaders.


PENTECOST INYEAR B  


EASTER B (2018)
Easter Sunday in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)

LENT B (2018)
 
 
YEAR A (2016-2017)
 
 

PENTECOST IN YEAR A (FROM 2014)

All Saints Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)
Reformation Sunday (by Dennis Ormseth)
Trinity Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)

 

EASTER SEASON IN YEAR A

Easter Sunday in Year A (by Leah Schade)
 

 
LENT IN YEAR A
THE TRANSFIGURATION
EPIPHANY IN YEAR A (2016-2017)
CHRISTMAS SEASON IN YEAR A (2016-2017)
 
 
YEAR C (2015-2016)
Easter in Year C (2016)
 
Lent in Year C (2016)
Passion Sunday in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
Epiphany in Year C (2016)
 
Christmas in Year C (2015-2016)
Advent Year C (2015)
 
 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: (Sunday  from Pentecost on May 24 to June 28) [Leah Schade]

 
Pentecost Sunday 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-Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)
OR Reformation Sunday in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)
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 honoring Saint Francis for Pentecost 18, 19, and 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) 

Easter Season 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 after Easter in Year B (2015) (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)
Easter Sunday in year B (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
The Season of Lent in Year B (2015)
 
The Season of Epiphany in Year B
The Baptism of Our Lord in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth, 2015)
 
Advent and Christmas Seasons in Year B
The First Sunday in Advent in Year B (by Tom Mundahl)
 
 
Year A (2013-2014)
 
 
 
Pentecost in Year A
All Saints Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
Reformation Sunday (by Dennis Ormseth)
Trinity Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)
Pentecost Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
 
Easter Sunday in Year A (by Leah Schade)
 
YEAR C (2012-2013)
 
 
Overall Care for Creation Reflections on the Gospel of Luke in Year C: by David Rhoads.
Plan your preaching and devotional life for Year C by noting key ecological themes and passages in the Gospel of Luke.
 
 
No commentary for the twenty-Firth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C
Holy Trinity Sunday in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
The Day of Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth) 
Epiphany Sunday in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth)
 
YEAR B 2011-2012
 
 
OR Reformation Sunday in Year B (by Dennis Ormseth)