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

May 20, 2024

By Lisa Brenskelle

For more information on any of the below, or for creation care assistance/information, contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com 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:

Worship

Get inspired by this creation-focused prayer service. Check out this creation-focused eucharistic prayer. World Environment Day is June 5.  Here is a World Environment Day liturgy. A new seasonal creation-focused prayer is posted each week. Creation-focused commentaries on the lectionary are available from a Lutheran source.

Education

Attend Creek, Community, and Self Restoration online on June 30 to get inspired by what a community can do to restore nature.  Join the Interfaith Justice Advocacy Workshop online on June 2.  Use materials at the Climate Displacement Hub to educate on this topic. Dig into climate justice using the Introduction to Climate Justice. Organize a scripture study on creation.

Discipleship

Share these “Bulletin blurb” eco-tips (+ verses & quotes) with your congregation. Plan now to participate in the online Plastic Free Ecochallenge, beginning July 1. Check out these Spiritual Nature Practice Videos. Consider how to How to turn your job into a force for climate action. Check out these daily prayers with a creation focus for ordinary time.

Building & Grounds

Make sure your congregation is ready using this Disaster Preparedness Checklist. Use bulletin inserts from Equal Exchange to promote justice & care for all creation. Learn more about Direct Pay for NonProfits. Consider how to Green Your Current Practices.  Use these resources to Care for Our Water.

Public Ministry/Advocacy

The weekly-updated Opportunities to Care for, Learn About, and Enjoy Nature features volunteer events in the greater Houston area.  Join the Texas Impact Climate Action Team meeting online each Friday at 10 a.m. Attend the online Interfaith Justice Advocacy Workshop on June 2. To observe World Environment Day, participate in the Change the World Run in Houston on June 8. A tree will be donated for each runner. A new eco-justice advocacy opportunity is posted on the synod team’s website each week.


June and Early July Creation Care Events