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Worship: Earth Day & Creationtide

resources from judicatories, including re-opening guidelines and online worship videos; online hospitality & participation; engaging children, youth, and intergenerational; lectionary & preaching; liturgy, music & liturgical arts; tech & copyright helps;

Online Worship

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

Prayers for the Heating Earth

Lutherans Restoring Creation presents a special Earth Day Worship Service, intended for use on April 25 (Good Shepherd Sunday) or any time. 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.

The service is also available for download via: Google Drive OR DropBox

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.

[The Ministry Lab's Rev. Emily Meyer is one of the musicians in this worship service!]

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.

Creationtide Books

     This Is God’s Table