THE SEASON OF CREATION – 2017 Series A: The Spirit in Creation
September 1 Creation Day
September 3 1st Sunday in Creation – Forest Sunday
September 10 2nd Sunday in Creation – Land Sunday
September 17 3rd Sunday in Creation – Wilderness/Outback Sunday
September 24 4th Sunday in Creation – River Sunday
October 1 St Francis of Assisi Day – Blessings of the Animals
All liturgies are free to use in worship. Please use the following acknowledgement:
© Season of Creation, developed by Norm Habel and the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, 2004, seasonofcreation.com, used with permission.
Global Catholic Climate Movement – new website
Resources include a downloadable toolkit to host a prayer service for the Season of Creation. Tips for recruiting participants, posters, prayer sources, and more are included.
These Season of Creation resources have been created by Global Catholic Climate Movement, the World Council of Churches, the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, GreenFaith, Act Alliance, and the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, along with a host of partners.
On 1 September this year, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, released a joint statement on the The Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Day of Prayer for the Care of the Creation was instituted by Pope Francis in 2015. The Orthodox Church has commemorated the Day since 1989.
Other new resources available!
Habel Hymns Volume three now available.
Pastor David Eck has written a new song As the Wheel of the Seasons. He has also written Works of your hands which is based on Psalm 8. You are free to use with the following acknowedgment Copyright ©2014 by David Eck. Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Fairview, NC. Used by permission.
New Liturgy now available: Sacrament of the Eucalypt
Songs in support of the Eco Reformation in 2017
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 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.
You can now download the Season of Creation resources as part of the Seasons of the Spirit material. Cost $50CAD. Watch the video here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Text and design by Norman Habel, Adelaide Coordinator, Season of Creation Project email@example.com
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
Endorsed in USA by Web of Creation Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago firstname.lastname@example.org
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 May the Spirit surprise you like a dove from above, or a swallow from below, but now and then like a blue wren!