The world’s scientists have long been sounding the alarm that we are on a collision course. Disaster looms in the lifetimes of our grandchildren. God’s people can and should do better – and a congregational “Green Team” can lead the way. Why not form one this month? (Photo: NASA Archive, Creative Commons)
Earth Day, April 22, falls on a Sunday this year, so why not plan a special Earth Sunday worship? You can make it a celebration of the natural environment, or maybe an old-fashioned blessing of the seeds and soil. Here are some links to resources for worship and education. (Photo © keller, Fotolia.com)
RCL Reflection, 4th Sunday of Easter, Year B, April 22, 2018
Three simple words, LOVE, GOOD, and JESUS, are woven into our lessons today, and my prayer for you as you preach and teach is that you will weave them in ways that take root in those who hear them. May they be water for thirsty souls, bread for the hungry heart, and wine for the wounded spirit. (Photo: Jeff Djevdet, Creative Commons)
This April 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Why not celebrate the occasion with a special Earth Sunday or Creation Sunday worship on the April 19 or April 26? You can make it a celebration of the natural environment, or possibly a blessing of the seeds, farms, orchards, gardens and fields. Why not preach on how we must take better care of God’s good earth. Here are some places to get ideas and resources.
The world celebrates April 22 as Earth Day, so why not take a Sunday to highlight how Christians can better care for God’s good creation. The second Sunday in Easter, April 27, would be a great day to celebrate of the natural environment. Here are some places to get ideas and resources. (NASA Photo)
“Americans generate more trash than anyone else on the planet: more than 7 pounds per person each day. And most landfill trash is made up of containers and packaging — almost all of which should be recycled.” Read more and listen to the Fresh Air interview with Edward Hume, author of Garbology.
Many people have no clue who first conceived of Earth Day or that he was a person of deep faith who spent a life sharing the message “peace, justice, and the care of the earth.” Click here to read John A. Murdock’s article entitled “Earth Day’s Forgotten Founder” published in the Spring 2012 issue of […]
Rogation is the Eastertide celebration of the fields and orchards during planting time. Why not use it as a way to honor the earth at Springtime? It’s traditionally held the sixth week of Easter, but anytime’s appropriate to honor the processes of life. Here is a Rogation Service you can adapt for your own context: […]
In this essay, Douglas John Hall explores stewardship of creation by asking the age-old question, “What are human beings for.” He rejects the pessimism of those who say the crisis is beyond hope, and instead he finds hope in Christ. (Photo by aussiegall, used by Creative Commons license. Thanks!)
Lectionary Reflection: April 14, 2008
Our columnist is now a quarter way through her year of buying nothing new, and she keeps receiving new awarenesses.