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Worshiping God with creation

Care for creation worship throughout the year
Season of Creation resources

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Weekly Eco-Justice Commentary
on the Revised Common Lectionary lessons
Year A (2014 edition)
                                                                                                     Common Lectionary Commentary Archive   
The Second Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year A: Land Sunday
       While we don't have a land sermon on the texts for the Season of Creation, here are two sermons with the general theme:
        "The Right to Love the land" by Neddy Astudillo
        "The Glad Soil Rejoices" by John Paarlberg
            Handout of actions and resources for Wilderness Sunday (by Marcy Wieties)

Season of Creation Resources
How are your preparations for the 2017 Season of Creation?
From September to early October, there are various ways and styles to engage the season.
You might be preparing your congregation to observe the Year A Sundays of Forest, Land, Wilderness, and River with materials here on our website.
What is the Season of Creation?  Read more here!

Amid resources to focus on "Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Revere," the Green Churches Network for the United Church of Canada is offering "Season of Creation in a Box." This free kit offers a calendar, poster, activities, prayers, and more.

NEW To get your creative and creation spirit moving, here is a sermon shared by John Paarlberg for Forest Sunday (week 1 of this year's Season of Creation).

Eco-Congregation Scotland's worship material for Creation Time 2017 comes from an ecumenical writing group, with contributors from the Church of Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church, The Salvation Army and Scottish Episcopal Church. It follows the theme “Journeying with God”, linking to the UN international year of sustainable tourism for development. It explores God’s invitation to join us in the journey of faith leading us into care for all creation. http://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/creationtime 

Seasonal Planning
Moving into the season of summer in the northern hemisphere, you might plan outdoor worship services, blessings of gardens and seeds and harvests, camping trips to worship more closely with creation, or simply be remembering in Sunday services the delights your congregation is experiencing in a time of full sunshine.  For more on planning in these days, check out our seasonal planning page.

NEW A Song of Inspiration
If you're looking for some of the feeling of this website and what we mean by praising the triune God with creation, the song "Holy Now" by Minnesota singer-songwriter Peter Mayer may give you a feeling for it.
Click here for a beautiful video version.

Book Recommendations
With a Foreword by our own Dave Rhoads, T
he Nature of Things is a new volume with a collection of essays on rediscovering spirituality in creation.  Visit our Books page for more description and a link to purchase.
Norman Habel shared his 3rd volume of "Habel Hymns" especially written for celebrating as "Songs for the Eco-Reformation and Ongoing Earth-Care."

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.

Season of Creation Resources & Sharing
Did your congregation participate in the Season of Creation?
    We'd love to hear how it has gone and post photos, sermons, or any other resources you used in celebrating the 2016/Year C themes
    of Ocean Sunday, Animal Sunday, Storm Sunday, and Universe Sunday

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