This coming Sunday is Earth Day. Here are a few
ideas that you can integrate this week, and will spark your imagination going forward. Although the UN has set aside this one day as International Earth Day, we are called to be stewards of creation each and every day.
God spoke and the world was created: “I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.”
In our Prayers of Intercession: “With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.”
Earth Day is a reminder to be intentional about creation each and every day.
From the ELCIC and ACC: http://www.elcic.ca/news.cfm?article=502
From the United Church of Canada: http://www.united-church.ca/worship-special-days/earth-sunday.
The article on Acknowledging the Territory, along with the work of Eastern Synod Biennium Reconciliation Initiative
may get you thinking of different ways your congregation can recognize the land on which we live.
Song and Hymn Suggestions
Singing Our Prayer: A Companion to Holden Prayer Around the Cross
Deep Peace #7
For the Healing of Creation #12b
Sing the Circle Wide: Songs of faith from around the World
La paz de la tierra (The peace of the earth) #25
The Earth does not belong to us #27
Evangelical Lutheran Worship
See hymns 730 – 740, as well as many others, including:
Many and Great #837
Soli Deo Gloria #878
How does your congregation recognize Earth Day and creation every day?