Imagine that…

…The worship experiences of your congregation recognize God’s love for all things. God is worshipped as Creator, Sustainer and Redeemer of all creation. Caring for creation is addressed in sermons and appears in visual elements, in sharing times, in confessions, in song.

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A Lenten Series from Eco-Justice Ministries

Worship that Transforms

In one of his seven essays, Author Peter Sawtell explores confession as it relates to environmental problems:

…It is hard to have worship that is faithful and relevant without confession…Confession admits that we are part of the problem. Confession opens the door to forgiveness, repentance and transformation. Confession is an essential step toward accepting the healing grace of God.

The titles in this 2013 Lenten series are awe, listening, lament, confession, imagination, commitment and joy.

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The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary

Representatives from a number of denominations that use the lectionary and traditional church year in their worship have developed an additional “season”  that celebrates God as Creator. The first half of the commentary reflects theologically on what it means to worship with creation. The second half provides commentary that highlights creation themes in the texts chosen for the three cycles of four Sundays each in the Season of Creation.

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Eco-Prayer

This website calls us to choose one place, plant or animal that we love close to home and another that is somewhere distant. The idea is to pray for them each day and also pray for the entire ecosystem that supports them. The vision comes from Scott Walker, M.D., of Albuquerque Mennonite Church, NM. He is a member of Mennonite Creation Care Network. You can also visit them on Facebook.

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