Let All Creation Praise                                                        
Worshiping God with creation


Care for creation worship throughout the year
Season of Creation resources

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Season of Creation -- More Resources Now Available!

The Season of Creation begins soon!
Most congregations will begin on September 4. 
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. 
NEW
Reflection and activity handouts (sample) are posted for each Sunday, as well as links to commentary on the lessons (sample)!

¡Espanol! La Serie de la Creación -- ¡Domingo del universo y mas! 

(See the banner links at the top of the page for other options and practices on celebrating a Season of Creation and a variety of locations and settings.)

What is the Season of Creation?  Read more here!


Creation Time 2016
Among new resources available, our friends at Eco-Congregation Scotland have resources ready for Creation Time 2016, starting September 4.  See some of these news and ideas on the Scotland page.

Time for Creation
Of a similar name but different set of resources, the World Council of Churches is also promoting Time for Creation. From 1 September - the first day of the Orthodox church year - to 4 October - the feast of Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, in the Catholic tradition - churches are called to become involved in the Time for Creation. September 1st was proclaimed as  a day of prayer for the environment by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I in 1989. The Orthodox church year starts that day with a commemoration of how God created the world. On 4 October, Roman Catholics and other churches from the Western traditions commemorate Francis of Assisi, known to many as the author of the Canticle of the Creatures

The proposal to celebrate a Time for Creation during these five weeks was made by the Third European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu in 2007.The following year, the WCC Central Committee invited churches to observe Time for Creation through prayers and actions.


Seasonal Planning
Besides Season of Creation, the months of September to November are rich in ritual opportunity and gratitude for connections to the earth.
Visit our seasonal planning page for a variety of resources. 
You'll also find a link to new resources for celebrating the Feast of St. Francis from the Catholic Climate Covenant.

NEW EACH WEEK
Weekly Eco-Justice Commentary on the RCL lessons
, Pentecost Season in Year C
and The Season of Creation

Reformation Sunday in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)  

The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl) 

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

**The Fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Universe Sunday (by Leah Schade)

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Tom Mundahl)

**The Third Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Storm Sunday (by Leah Schade)

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler)

**The Second Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Animal Sunday (by Leah Schade)

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C by Robert Saler

**The First Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year C: Ocean Sunday (by Leah Schade)

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler).

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Robert Saler) (2013)


                                                    Common Lectionary Commentary Archive     


Would you like background on "why" this emphasis in worship?
  • Visit our page on "Background (Why?)" with reflections in great essays and more.
  • 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.
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.