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Worship: Earth Day & Creationtide

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Online Worship

     

Lutherans Restoring Creation presents two special Earth Day Worship Services, intended for use on the 2nd Sunday of Easter/Earth Day Sunday.

2022: Rev. Dr. Carmelo Santos preaches; music from Vance Blackfoot, Tom Witt & Mary Preus, and Baird Linke; liturgy created and led by leaders and congregations from across the US, including The Ministry Lab's Rev. Emily Meyer.

2021: ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton preaches; visual journeys, music, and "peaceful places" offerings are shared by leaders and congregations from around the US. Learn more.

Find the service on the LRC YouTube channel or their LRC Facebook page.

 

Consider donating to Lutherans Restoring Creation to bolster continued grassroots work in creation care and consider creating a Green Team in your congregation to promote and continue this work.

A prayer, posted August 9, 2021 by Maren, to share any time:

Prayers for the Heating Earth

The Office of Social Justice and Faith Formation Ministries offer this resource to address God's call to care for creation. Ten Ways to Care for Creation includes ideas such as starting an intergenerational gardening project, holding a storytelling series, and much more!

Download this free resource or order printed copies for a small fee at FaithAliveResources.org.

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A New Heaven and a New Earth: Earth Day 2021 includes:

  • Articles
    • Birth of a Movement to Address Environmental Racism and Health Threats
    • Air Pollution: How Diesel Emissions Are Affecting Our Children
  • Sermon Starter
  • Action Recommendations
  • Liturgical Elements

Liturgies

Sacred Energy (Mass of the Universe) — Part 1

by William L. Wallace

An entire liturgy (with power point slides available elsewhere), including litanies, music, and script for a dramatized sermon.

Lutherans Restoring Creation offer a library of care-for-creation commentaries on scripture readings, thanks to a dedicated group of commentators (see their bios here). The commentaries follow the Revised Common Lectionary and cover every Sunday in the church year.

Creationtide Books

Earth Day: An Alphabet Book (read by the author)          This Is God’s Table     Cover Image

Media

 Hear Matthew Fox in conversation with Alex and Allyson Grey, of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, on "Easter, Christ, and Creation Spirituality."

In Our Library

     Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit