Six New Things – Supplemental: Easter & Earth Day

We’re stepping away from the helm for two weeks. Here’s a supplemental Six New Things to share a few of our favorite Easter & Earth Day resources and Great Ideas.

Blessings in this Season of New Life!!


In case you missed them Monday, check out these great new, progressive Holy Week and Easter hymns – free and downloadable with audio/soundtrack and score:


Also in Monday’s: Traci Smith’s Jelly Bean Prayer revamp: great for Eastertide or Earth Day or Creationtide. Enjoy – and eat those beans as you pray!

Find additional resources for Including Children in Holy Week / Easter Worship in our lib guide.


Our favorite Easter Great Ideas include:


We are so grateful and honored to have Buff Grace, Director of Faith Networks for Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light join Emily Meyer for our first-ever Commentary Conversation: Earth Day Sunday RCL.

We touch on Acts 2, 1 Peter 1, and Luke 24. The conversation ranges from the dust and mud of Lent to recognizing the risen Christ – on the road to Emmaus and throughout the cosmos.

Listen in or view the ~45 minute discussion here.

(Is this a thing? If so, is this what we should call it?? If you find the conversation helpful / inspiring, please let us know!! Email us with comments.)


Get inspired for Earth Day preaching, worship, and action at EcoFaith Summit 2023: THE POLLINATOR PLOT: CROSS+POLLINATION IN A TIME OF ECOLOGICAL CRISIS – which calls us to become part of the Holy Spirit’s subversive plot to pollinate an alternate way of being human for the sake of life.

Through worship, keynote presentations, diverse storytellers, conversations, and engagement sessions, we will be empowered to participate in this unfolding plot.

Keynote Speaker: Margot Manson, entomologist and beekeeper

We’re excited to be sitting on two panels!!

  • Church as Demonstration Plot (1:00 PM)
  • Cross+Pollinating Relationships (2:00 PM)

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Duluth, MN & online

Learn more and register here.

Saturday, April 15, 2023; 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Find other Earth Day events in our Seasonal Offerings list.


Ready for a Sunday off? Here’s a great way to take it without having to find pulpit supply. And, while you are encouraged to make a donation, the service is otherwise free!

The Rev. Dr. R. Guy Irwin offer the sermon, based on the Holy Gospel Reading (Luke 24) for this third annual Lutherans Restoring Creation Earth Day Virtual Service. Be sure to register ASAP to prepare for your congregation’s use. The service contains everything you need for a full (non-communion) service and will be available for download by April 9. Register here or text code LRCEarthDay to 617.917.5865 to receive a form.


Blessings for a sacred Holy Week and beautiful Easter! We’ll be back with regular Six New Things posts on Monday, April 17, 2023!!