an easter sermon for earth day

Fourth Sunday of Easter | Texts: Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 | Today is Earth Day. This is an important day for the church to proclaim the promise of Easter. Today the scriptures give us the image of a shepherd God, a God whose vocation is to take care of the creatures, and to protect them from all harm...

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a sermon built on a river

Fourth Sunday in Season of Creation, River Sunday | Texts: Genesis 8:20-22; 9:12-17, Psalm 104:27-33, Revelation 22:1-5, Matthew 28:1-10 | Our home is a city built on a river. Like so many other cities, the Chicago we know today owes its existence to the community of waterways that surround it...

a sermon on ecosystems

Fauna Sunday | Second Sunday in the Season of Creation | Texts: Job 39:1-8, Luke 12:22-31 | A few months ago I was walking in a labyrinth, taking each mindful step, allowing my mind to wander and wonder... when my eye caught this little fly sitting on a rock. I stopped (because I wasn’t really headed anywhere) and watched the fly for a while. When I looked closer I saw that its body was green and purple and shiny, its wings were translucent, and it was standing perfectly still...