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


Congregations around the world have been attuned to God's work with Forest, Land, Wilderness, and River Sundays.  Did you celebrate the Season of Creation these weeks?  If you participated, we'd love to hear your stories!

Seasonal Planning
Special reminders and ideas for planning worship and including creation during these months of the season of autumn also include Thanksgiving, harvest festivals, and (Eco)Reformation.
For All Saints Sunday, notice how in the Northern Hemisphere we've set this festival at the end of the long (green, Time after Pentecost) growing season.  Hymns like Come, Ye Thankful People, Come and even the liturgical piece Let the Vineyards Be Fruitful, Lord call us to envision ourselves as the crop God is tending, with the saints at rest in God's promise finally as the harvest brought into the barn.  Our lives grow and bear fruit amid the mission "fields," then we rest in God's safe protection.

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 the Season of Creation with this daily devotional:
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 the month-long Season of Creation.

Would you like background on "why" this emphasis in worship?
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)

NEW PAGE A blessing of bicycles, from Vermont Lutheran Church in WI
 
NEW EACH WEEK Weekly Care for Creation Commentary on the Lectionary
Christ the King Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth). We are the sheep of God's pasture,. We are the people of God's Earth.
The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth). Claiming the future as precious gifts of God and land.
All Saints Sunday in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth). The beatitudes address oppressive imperial conditions--ancient and contemporary.
Reformation Sunday (by Dennis Ormseth). Reformation Themes for caring for creation.
Take the Reformation preaching challenge here: For many resources to proclaim a new reformation that encompasses creation.

                Common Lectionary Commentary Archive             

NEW See this treasure trove of wonderful hymns celebrating creation by Carolyn Winfrey Gilette, co-Pastor of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington Delaware. Visit http://www.carolynshymns.com/lect_earthcare.html  

 
Facebook  For a great forum to share your ideas on incorporating creation-care into the worship life of your congregation and to learn from others visit, our Facebook page.
(You can access the page even without a Facebook account.)
 
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.