Explore Our Role as God’s Stewards in the Care of our Amazing World, His Creation!

Pastors, congregational leaders, committee and team leaders, and anyone interested in environmental and justice issues are invited to attend “Lutherans Restoring Creation – May 7” to learn about incorporating care of God’s creation into all aspects of congregational life.  There is no cost for this one day event at Covenant Lutheran Church, 3785 Barker Cypress Rd., Houston, TX.  The 9am to 4pm meeting, brought to you by the Synod Green Team, will include worship (led by Bishop Mike Rinehart), as well as sessions on Education, Building & Grounds, Advocacy and Discipleship. Lunch will be provided at no costMore information (link) http://www.gulfcoastsynod.org/JusticeEnvironment.html

To register go to http://www.gulfcoastsynod.org/Events.html

The Green Team of the TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod invites you to….

Lutherans Restoring Creation – May 7, 2011

9 am to 4:00 pm

at Covenant Lutheran Church

3785 Barker Cypress – Houston, Tx 77084

What is this? Lutherans Restoring Creation is an exciting new initiative designed to encourage the ELCA to incorporate care for creation holistically into its full life and mission at all levels.

Who should come? Pastors & worship leaders; Committee & Team leaders; Committee & Team members; anyone and everyone else with an interest in environmental and/or justice issues.

What does it cost? There is No Cost.  This event is free thanks to grants from Lutherans Restoring Creation and Lutherhill Ministries.  Lunch is also free for those who register by May 1.

What can we expect? What can we expect?  Creation-Care focused worship service led by Bishop Mike Rinehart; four sessions led by professional speakers with plenty of time for Q&A and “how to’s” in all areas.

Opening Worship – Bishop Mike Rinehart

Introduction of LRC – Russ Senti: LRC Steering Committee and Director for Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center, Oregon, IL

Education – Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE: Chair, Enviro Sci & Studies, Univ. of St. Thomas


Buildings and Grounds – Presenter from Mission Investment Fund

Discipleship at Home and at Work – Laverne Williams: LEED qualified architect and founder of the Houston Chapter of the US Green Building Council

Public Ministry (Advocacy) – Sharon Magnuson: Associate Director, ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal

Short Texas Impact Presentation


If you have questions, contact Laura at lrc.5.7.11@gmail.com

To register go to http://www.gulfcoastsynod.org/Events.html

A downloadable flyer and bulletin insert can be found at http://www.gulfcoastsynod.org/JusticeEnvironment.html

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