Worship With Us

8am In person.
9:00am Reflections Click to Join
9:30am Watch Online or in person.

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

We pursue justice for creation through active participation, solidarity, sufficiency and sustainability

Caring for God’s Creation – Recycling Project at LCOS

Recycling bins at LCOS

To help celebrate Earth Day 2023, LCOS continued a church-wide effort to recycle by strategically placing green recycle bins throughout the church. The Recycle Team worked with church members who are responsible for specific areas such as Ushers, Altar Guild, Sunday School, Library, Mustard Seed and the Parish Administrator. The Team consulted with the Property Chair and the Custodian for bin placement and utilization. Word was spread through the monthly newsletter, Sunday Bulletin and announcements by the Pastor. Recycling was added to our User Agreement so that all individuals utilizing the church abide by the Camden County Recycle Guidelines.

More recycling means less garbage in our landfills and incinerator plants. By re-using aluminum, paper, plastic and glass, we will save production energy costs and reduce negative effects on the environment from extracting and processing virgin materials. Recycling is just one way in which we care for God’s creation.

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day celebration 2023

Earth Day reminds us of our responsibility as Christians to be stewards of God’s creation. 

LCOS celebrated Earth Day 2023 through a month long interactive display in the Narthex where recyclable items and ideas were exchanged. The Recycle Team working with congregation members rolled out a church wide recycle program following the Camden County recycling guidelines, placing green recycle bins to meet the needs of that area/room in each area/room of the church.

Books We Have Read Together and Recommend

Laudato Si by Pope Francis

Laudato si’: On Care For Our Common Home, An Encyclical Letter by Pope Francis

Laudato si’ is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle “on care for our common home”. In it, the Pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take “swift and unified global action”.

Documentaries We Recommend

The True Cost documentary

The True Cost

An eye-opening journey that shows the human and environmental cost of clothing from the most influential runways to the most impoverished slums.

Lutherans Restoring Creation

Lutherans Restoring Creation

LRC is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the ELCA. LRC accomplishes this by creating a community of dedicated stewards of earth and neighbor who proclaim God’s promise of hope and healing for all.