Climate Justice: Additional Resources

Links

For a variety of collects, prayers and hymns that focus on God’s creation, visit the links below to parish bulletins from Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Tucson, Ariz. Worship materials come from the Episcopal Church’s Season of Creation Liturgical Committee, the Rev. Steve Keplinger (rector of Grace St. Paul’s) and other Anglican and ecumenical sources.

The congregation of Grace St. Paul’s celebrates a series of Creation Sundays in October, but the worship materials can be adapted for use anytime during the year.

First Sunday of Creation Season, October 6, 2013

Second Sunday of Creation Season, October 13, 2013

Third Sunday of Creation Season, October 20, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Creation Season, October 27, 2013

Creation Sunday, October 7, 2012

Creation Sunday, October 9, 2011

Creation Sunday, October 10, 2010

A variety of creative worship material is also available from the Anglican Church of Southern African Environmental Network

Special Resources for the Third Sunday of Easter/Creation Sunday/Earth Day

Creation Justice Ministries offers free resources for Earth Day 2015  (April 22, 2015), which include:

“Have You Anything Here to Eat? Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate,” a downloadable pdf, discussing how, on Earth Day Sunday, we reflect on the impact of climate change and food production
• Theological notes on sermon preparation for the Third Sunday of Easter
• Ideas and activities for Christian education for children and adults
• Hymn and song suggestions

Earth Day Sunday Prayer Station

On one or more tables around the sanctuary, place a state, regional or world map along with a basket of small stones. Invite worshipers to place a stone on the map and say a prayer of thanksgiving and blessings for farmers who grow food for us to eat; also to pray for all who struggle with climate change as they try to grow food, locally and around the world.

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