Select Page

Creation Care 

Creation Care Task Force

As Lutherans, we confess that God is the source, redeemer, and sustainer of all things. Created in God’s image, humans are to be to the rest of creation as God is to us. That is, we bear the image of God when we delight in creation, act graciously toward it, show it care, and refuse to abandon it, just as God does with us.

The South Carolina Synod’s Creation Care Task Force seeks to foster the concept and application of creation stewardship within our synod. Working with the Lutherans Restoring Creation network of the ELCA, our team aims to offer resources from a Lutheran perspective to the SC Synod, its congregations, and individuals.

The resources we anticipate sharing include ideas for worship, educational opportunities, guidance on public ministry and advocacy, and networking with the creation care teams of other South Carolina denominations.

Given the rich blend of disciples in South Carolina, this synod team will be a place for farmers, hunters & anglers, environmentalists, conservationists, gardeners, and other outdoor enthusiasts to support one another in our common call as creation stewards. We hope to learn from one another and respectfully discuss our various stewardship practices and viewpoints. Our aim is to always be willing to include others in this ongoing conversation, even if we don’t always see eye-to-eye. We prayerfully hope that this process of inclusive collaboration will be an avenue for all to learn and grow from one another in our primary goal of care for creation.

Please contact The Rev. Kris Litman-Koon, Convener of the Creation Care Task Force, at 843-884-5470 or pastor.klk at gmail.com for additional information regarding this ministry of the synod.

Creation Care Stories

WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF Merrilyn Rickart Sease

WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF Merrilyn Rickart Sease

Merrilyn Rickert Sease was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, and friend. Most importantly, she was a child of God. She died on December 27, 2021 at age 70. She was born to Willene Evans Rickert and Harold Russel Rickert on October 21, 1951 in Macon,...

read more
WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF THE REVEREND EVERETT RAY PRICE

WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF THE REVEREND EVERETT RAY PRICE

Reverend Everett Ray Price, 86, of West Columbia, passed away Monday, December 20, 2021. He was born May 16, 1935 in Hickory, NC to the late Floyd and Ila Price. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. December 27, 2021 at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church officiated by Rev. Gina...

read more
THIS YEAR’S ASSEMBLY LOGO + DOMINOES?

THIS YEAR’S ASSEMBLY LOGO + DOMINOES?

Last week we unveiled our theme for the 2022 South Carolina Synod Assembly - I Love to Tell the Story. This week, we take a deeper dive into the meaning and the imagery we are using to celebrate this year. Have you ever played a game of domino? As we began to explore...

read more

A Christmas message from Bishop Aebischer

Romans 8:22-26 “we know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains…In hope we are saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen?... the Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for...

read more
WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF THE REVEREND Frank lyerly

WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF THE REVEREND Frank lyerly

Prosperity, South Carolina - Reverend Frank Edward Lyerly, 91, died Monday, December 6, 2021, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born on February 26, 1930, in Salisbury, NC, he was the son of the late Burley Franklin Lyerly and Mary Elizabeth Trexler Lyerly....

read more
TOGETHER WE CELEBRATE THE ORDINATION OF AMANDA MARIE BURKE

TOGETHER WE CELEBRATE THE ORDINATION OF AMANDA MARIE BURKE

By the grace of God and the movement of the Spirit, your prayers and presence—either virtual or in-person—are requested at a celebration of Holy Communion with the Rite of Ordination and Installation for Amanda Marie Burke into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. The...

read more

Mission Partners

Get In Touch

This is Christ’s Church. There is a place for you here.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

Contact Information

ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This