For four Sundays in September we celebrate The Season of Creation.

THE SEASON OF CREATION – 2014     Series A: The Spirit in Creation

September 1     Creation Day
September 7     1st Sunday in Creation –  Forest Sunday
September 14   2nd Sunday in Creation –  Land Sunday
September 21   3rd Sunday in Creation – Wilderness/Outback Sunday
September 28   4th Sunday in Creation – River Sunday
October 5         St Francis of Assisi Day – Liturgy – Blessing of Animals Sunday 1

New Resources available!

Sermon materials!  In the new volume from Fortress Press entitled The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary there are excellent studies on the readings for Series A, The Spirit in Creation (pp. 70-123).

A New Song entitled Welcome to Country would be appropriate for Outback Sunday; the tune is Morning Has Broken.  Also appropriate for Outback Sunday are two New Liturgies  Remebering Country – worshipping with Country as sacred and  Red Centre Sunday.

Two more New Songs  could be used for any of the other Sundays of Series A:
I am an Earth Being
Baby Earth

A range of video resources are now available from Eco Faith.

Excellent Worship Materials are also available in the Norman Habel’s new book, Rainbow of Mysteries – Meeting the Scared in Nature published by Woodlake Publishing, especially Appendix 2, Sacred Rites and Seven Site.

New – A Catholic Season of Creation

You can now download the Season of Creation resources as part of the Seasons of the Spirit material. Cost $50CAD. Watch the video here

Season of Creation – Year 1
Season of Creation – Year 2
Season of Creation – Year 3

New Website
A new website Let All Creation Praise has now been established in America under the leadership of David Rhoads.   David Rhoads is promoting The Season of Creation widely this year; his email address is drhoads@alts.edu  if you wish to make contact.

This website outlines and promotes The Season of Creation not only by exploring the various dimensions of this season, but also by providing additional resources and ideas for celebrating with Creation.

Especially interesting are materials outlining how The Season of Creation is celebrated in the U.S.A, Canada, Europe and South Africa.  In America The Season of Creation is also promoted through the website www.lutheransrestoringcreation.org

Season of Creation Sponsors

Norman Habel

Text and design by Norman Habel, Adelaide Coordinator, Season of Creation Project nhabel@bigpond.com

The Uniting Church of Australia

Website hosted by The Justice and International Mission unit The Commission for Mission The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.

 Endorsed in South Africa by South African Faith Communities Environmental Institute www.safcei.org.za

Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago

Endorsed in USA by Web of Creation Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago webofcreation@lstc.edu

European Christian Environmental Network

Endorsed in Europe by European Christian Environmental Network www.ecen.org

Endorsed in Canada by Seasons of the Spirit www.spiritseasons.com United Church of Canada http://www.united-church.ca/planning/seasons/creation

A Blessing

 A Blessing May the Spirit surprise you like a dove from above, or a swallow from below, but now and then like a blue wren!