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

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Share your sermons, prayers, liturgies, litanies, ideas, and pictures. Send resources or comments to Nick Utphall: nick@ststlc.net 
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NEW EACH WEEK Weekly Care for Creation Commentary on the Lectionary
The Third Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler). Projection, Humility, and the Call for Justice.
The Second Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Rob Saler) Formed to "See" in the Way of the Cross.

         Common Lectionary Commentary Archive    
         




Seasonal Planning -- Feb-May
Among your preparations in these days, for the spring months from February into May, we have ideas and reminders for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, as well as Earth Day Sunday, Mother (Earth) Day, planting days, and more.
Also with seasonal devotions are information about The Grace of Forests devotion the annual ecumenical Lenten carbon fast and a Lenten calendar on "Enough for Everyone."
And remember the deadline for ordering sustainably harvested fair trade Eco-Palms is March 6!



John Bell Ecology and Liturgy workshop

For those with access to the Chicago area, we are excited to announce a Worship Alive! workshop featuring John Bell, of the Iona Community.  The event, called "God, Land & Love," will help you to see an expanded view of the church's work in liturgy, with doxology as one of the prime purposes of ecology.  Sunday, March 8 at First United Church of Oak Park.  Click here for a pdf flyer with more info.






Earth Day Sunday
To begin planning for ways to celebrate Earth Day and include it in your worship services on April 26, visit our Earth Day Sunday page.  You'll find links to ideas from Creation Justice Ministries, a lecture by Larry Rasmussen, liturgies, and much more.

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.