Care of Creation

The Care of Creation work group believes that we are called to care for God's creation as a central part of our Christian faith and identity. The group was established in 2018 to:

  • explore life-giving ideas
  • share best practices within our synod, the larger church and the community
  • become part of the public and teaching voice of the church


The Care of Creation work group is part of The Bishop's Committee for Public Witness. For more information contact Don Schuld at or 651-491-2078.





Partnership with the EcoFaith Network NE-MN Synod

The Saint Paul Area Synod's Care of Creation work group works closely with the EcoFaith Network of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod to encourage creation care awareness and action among ELCA congregations. This collaboration includes:


EcoFaith Network Website - This website contains a variety of resources such as starting a green team, theological and worship resources, a preaching roundtable, green tips and more. Visit


Green Blades Rising is a monthly EcoTheology publication produced by the EcoFaith Network NE-MN Synod with the Saint Paul Area Synod's Care of Creation work group. It contains an EcoFaith preaching roundtable, highlights of congregational creation care initiatives, creation advocacy opportunities, and more. Click the links below to read past editions:


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Care of Creation Resources for Congregations


Environmentally Friendly Christmas Gifts

This Advent and Christmas season, the Care of Creation work group invites you to join us in adding green practices that will allow us to live more gently, gratefully and sustainably on the earth. Click the link below for a list of suggestions for you to consider for environmentally friendly gifts and donations. You can even download cards to go along with your gifts!


Resources From the ELCA:


Becoming a Care of Creation Congregation:


Fact Sheets:


Gardening & Composting Resources:


General Resources:


Local & Governmental Resources


Lutheran Advocacy:




Renewable Energy:


Resources from Congregations:


Theological Biblical Resources


Worship Resources: