The season of Creation is celebrated during the four Sundays in September prior to St Francis of Assisi Day (4 October). The sequence of readings for this season creates a liturgical pattern similar to that in the season of Advent. The readings are designed to provide a three-year cycle corresponding broadly to the years of Matthew, Mark and Luke in the Revised Common Lectionary.

The sequence of readings in each series follows a broad pattern of creation, alienation, passion and new creation. The readings also give special attention to the story of Earth, which complements the story of God and the story of humanity in the Scriptures.

Year 1. Series A: The Spirit Series (year of Matthew)
This series concentrates on those texts where the Spirit is breathing life into creation, suffering with creation and renewing all creation.

Forest Sunday
Genesis 2:4b-22
Psalm 139:13-16
Acts 17:22-28
John 3:1-16

Land Sunday
Genesis 3:14-19; 4:8-16
Psalm 139:7-12
Romans 5:12-17
Matthew 12:38-40

Outback / Wilderness Sunday
Joel 1:8-10, 17-20
Psalm 18:6-19
Romans 8:18-27
Matthew 3:13 – 4:2 or Mark 1:9-13

River Sunday
Genesis 8:20-22; 9:12-17
Psalm 104:27-33
Revelation 22:1-5
Matthew 28:1-10

Year 2. Series B: The Word Series (year of Mark)
The second series focuses on those texts where the Word is the impulse that summons forth creation, evokes praise from creation and stirs life in creation.

Earth Sunday
Genesis 1:1-25
Psalm 33:1-9
Romans 1:18-23
John 1:1-14

Humanity Sunday
Genesis 1:26-28
Psalm 8
Philippians 2:1-8
Mark 10:41-45

Sky Sunday
Jeremiah 4:23-28
Psalm 19:1-6
Philippians 2:14-18
Mark 15:33-39

Mountain Sunday
Isaiah 65:17-25
Psalm 48:1-11
Romans 8:28-39
Mark 16:14-18

Year 3. Series C: The Wisdom Series (year of Luke)
The third series includes those texts where Wisdom is the designing force behind creation and the impulse that enables the parts of creation to fulfil their roles.

Ocean Sunday
Job 38:1-18
Psalm 104:1-9, 24-26
Ephesians 1:3-10
Luke 5:1-11

Fauna Sunday
Job 39:1-8, 26-30
Psalm 104:14-23
1 Corinthians 1:10-23
Luke 12:22-31

Storm Sunday
Job 28:20-27
Psalm 29
1 Corinthians 1:21-31
Luke 8:22-25

Cosmos Sunday
Proverbs 8:22-31
Psalm 148
Colossians 1:15-20
John 6:41-51