As wildfires sweep across the west destroying thousands of homes and tropical storms drop record amounts of rain in the south, we cannot help but be concerned about creation. As scientist point to global warming, we must ask the question, what can we do? How do we help restore creation?
For Sunday, Lutherans Restoring Creation, a ministry of the ELCA, put together a creation-focused worship service for congregations to use. Peace will be sharing in this worship experience as churches across the ELCA gather for worship to lift up this important cause of caring for God’s creation. This service will include participants from all over the country including Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, The Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing, Rev. Lenny Duncan, Rebekah Bruesehoff, as well as numerous parish pastors and members of the Lutherans Restoring Creation Board of Directors. Music will be provided by Marty Haugen, the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade, and Pastor John Tirro.
I hope you will join us for worship this Sunday on Facebook at 9:30 am. I also hope we consider how we might restore creation so that generation after generation might be blessed by all God has created.