Preaching Care for Creation All Year Print

Preaching Care for Creation All Year Long


There are three internet sites that provide care for creation reflections for preaching on the lessons of the three-year lectionary cycle. All three provide excellent resources for preachers.

1. The Christian Ecology Link, is a multi-denominational organization from the United Kingdom for people concerned about the environment. They have provided Ecological Notes on the Common Worship Lectionary by Keith Innes.

Go to: www.christian-ecology.org.uk/econotes-index.htm

2. The Environmental Stewardship Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota (MEESC) has collected environmental and earth-centered reflections, sermons, and commentaries on the lectionary readings. Go to: www.env-steward.com/lectnry.htm

3. Lutherans Restoring Creation, a grass roots movement of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offers commentary on the common lectionary lessons. The biblical-theological reflections are provided by Dennis Ormseth. Go to the clergy sub-section at www.lutheransrestoringcreation.org.

There are also collections of sermons:

 

Earth and Word: Classic Sermons on saving the Planet, 36 sermons by outstanding preachers, activists, and scholars edited by David Rhoads (Continuum, 2007).


A collection of creation care sermons can be found here in the Worship section of the Web of Creation's Green Congregation Program.