During the last part of the church year that we call Ordinary Time, we will be celebrating a “season of creation” during our worship service! “You can join in a whole-hearted experience of celebrating the mysteries and wonders of creation with God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. In a special way, the Season of Creation follows the lead of the psalmists who exhort us to celebrate together with creation—with the forest, the rivers, and the fields who praise the Creator in their own way. We celebrate Earth, the garden planet God has chosen as God’s sanctuary and as our home. We celebrate with the creatures God has created as our kin on this blue green planet. As we celebrate, we are conscious of the crisis that creation faces because of human greed, exploitation, and neglect. As we celebrate, we empathize with those parts of creation—human and non-human—that are groaning because of human crimes against creation. And, especially, we celebrate the Christ, whose death brings forgiveness for our sins against creation and whose risen presence is the cosmic power at work in reconciling and restoring creation.” (http://www.letallcreationpraise.org/season-of-creation) Come and join us as we give thanks to God for this wonderful world and live into our call as steward of creation.
September 3: Forest Sunday
September 10: Land Sunday
September 17: Wilderness Sunday
September 24: River Sunday
October 1: St. Francis of Assisi Day | Blessing of the Animals