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Worship: Season of Creation (September-St Francis of Assisi) & Blessing of the Animals

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Liturgical Elements

Aerial photo of Plainsong Farm in Michigan "Blessing the Fields”: A Liturgy for Community Farms and Gardens

With tips for Creating Your Own “Blessing the Fields” Liturgy

Your ministry might not take place at a farm, but wherever you are is a part of God’s creation too. How might you bless it, even as it has blessed you?

By Nurya Love Parish (she/her/hers); Feb 08, 2023

Lutherans Restoring CreationSeason of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

The Season of Creation started in the 1990’s and has multiple expressions. It is typically celebrated from the beginning of September until St. Francis of Assisi Day. Click here for updated liturgical and preaching resources such as:

Lutherans Restoring CreationReadings and Sample Service for Blessing of the Animals (thanks Pr. Sandi Olson-Decker)

A circular icon of creation on a black background.Blessing Animals at the Zoo - a liturgy adapted by the Rev. David Romanik from the Episcopal Book of Occasional Services (pages 102-11), click here to download.

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

A circular icon of creation on a black background.Blessing Animals at the Zoo by Corrie Cabes of BuildingFaith