Lisa’s Pieces: Creation Care Tips from the Synod Lutherans Restoring Creation Team for March 2024

Feb 22, 2024

By Lisa Brenskelle

For more information on any of the below, or for creation care assistance/information, contact Lisa Brenskelle at or see our new website! The team is seeking additional members. If you would be willing to serve, please contact us.

The mission of Lutherans Restoring Creation is to promote incorporation of care for creation into the full life and mission of the church, working in five areas: worship, education, discipleship, building & grounds, and public ministry/advocacy. For some timely information in these areas, see below:


Use Matter of Faith to address voting during worship. Consider offering this Easter prayer for climate justice.  Check out this professor of theology’s thought-provoking blog that addresses creation. A new seasonal creation-focused prayer is posted each week. Creation-focused commentaries on the lectionary are available from a Lutheran source.


Faithful Resilience: A Study on Climate Resilience for Faith Communities, a weekly online course on Mondays beginning Mar. 25, addresses climate resilience from a different perspective each week.  Join From Dependence to Abundance: Reimagining Farmland Access online on Mar. 24 to learn about farmers’ struggles to obtain farmland.  Use recordings of What’s on Deck for Climate Policy in 2024 Briefing and The Faith Voice at COP28 to educate on climate policy at home & internationally. For a different angle on climate change, see the recording of Climate Change & Human Flourishing.


Share these “Bulletin blurb” eco-tips (+ verses & quotes) with your congregation. Celebrate a creation conscious Easter. Participate in Outdoor Ecological Stations of the Cross on Mar. 9 or Mar. 30 at Holy Name Retreat Center in Houston.  Join Lutherans Restoring Creation to run for environmental causes in Run for Your Wildlife (Mar. 16) in Baytown or Hatchling Hustle (Mar. 23) in Galveston. Incorporate Lectio Divina in nature into your spiritual practice.

Building & Grounds

Faithful Resilience: A Study on Climate Resilience for Faith Communities, online beginning Mar. 25, includes resilience for building/grounds. Join Pocket Prairies for Faith Communities online on Mar. 3 to learn about replacing unused high maintenance lawn with low maintenance beautiful prairie. Learn to reduce waste from your facility in Composting for Faith Communities online on Apr. 7.  Serve Equal Exchange coffee & tea at church to serve justice for all creation, people & planet. Learn how your church can benefit from Clean Energy Tax Credits & Direct Pay.

Public Ministry/Advocacy

The weekly-updated Opportunities to Care for, Learn About, and Enjoy Nature features volunteer events in the greater Houston area. Check out these recordings, Faithful Election Year Grounding & Texas Faith Votes, to understand how voting is a matter of faith.  Save the date – Sunday afternoon, Apr. 21 – for the Spring 2024 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event at the Willow Waterhole Greenspace in Houston. A new eco-justice advocacy opportunity is posted on the synod team’s website each week.

March and Early April Creation Care Events