Let All Creation Praise                                                        
Worshiping God with creation


Care for creation worship throughout the year
Season of Creation resources
Celebrating the Trinitarian God as creator

Download freely and adapt for your worshiping context. 
Share your sermons, prayers, liturgies, ideas, and pictures. Send resources or comments to Nick Utphall: nick@ststlc.net 
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NEW EACH WEEK Weekly Eco-Justice Commentary on the lectionary lessons
Easter Season in Year C

                                                    Common Lectionary Commentary Archive            

Seasonal Planning
In the northern hemisphere, we're moving into a great season for outdoor worship--share photos with us here or on Facebook! 
Visit our seasonal planning page from June to August for some resources. 
See also rogation services for blessings of seeds, tractors, fields, and more.


Our Preaching page has several new sermons, including one good example of addressing climate change and a youth-led dialogue on clean water from a Good Friday seven last words service.

Besides the seasonal resources, among other updates to the website, you might like to see some new devotional Books on Celtic spirituality and a sample Taize service in the Liturgies.  If you have other resources or suggestions, please feel free to share!


Season of Creation -- It's Coming Up!
Now is a great time to begin planning to lead your congregation in the Season of Creation.  Most congregations will begin on September 4 this year.  The appointed readings and focus themes for 2016 (year C) are Ocean Sunday, Animal Sunday, Storm Sunday, and Universe Sunday.  Here is the page with readings and liturgies.  Other resources will also be available. 
(See the banner links at the top of the page for other options and practices on celebrating a Season of Creation!)
What is the Season of Creation?  Read more here!



Would you like background on "why" this emphasis in worship?
  • Visit our page on "WHY?" with reflections in great essays.
  • Read A Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping with Creation by Norman Habel, David Rhoads, and Paul Santmire, from The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary (Fortress Press, 2011)
  • Visit our preaching page for a video from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, Minnesota) chapel service, where David Rhoads gets to the heart of our identity as earth-people and our sacramental theology.

Celebrate any season of the year with this 30-Day devotional booklet:
Stewardship of Creation: A Thirty Day Discipline. Download and copy this daily devotional booklet. Each day has a scripture verse, theological reflection, fact about the environment, action we can take to address it, and a prayer. Make this available to each member of your congregation as a discipline during any season of the year.


 
Four Stages to Comprehensive Care for Creation in All Worship. Follow these comprehensive suggestions to make every worship service a opportunity to worship with creation and on behalf of creation.