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Introducing the Season of Creation

Many congregations have begun to think deeply about the kind of message they want to convey through their worship, Christian education, and outreach practices, to a world facing significant environmental challenges.

Why a Season of Creation?



To meet this deep desire, Seasons of the Spirit resources now include a four-week Season of Creation, beginning with the first four weeks of September 2011 (SEP 4/2011 to SEP 25/2011). New to Seasons of the Spirit, this season has been observed in many countries for the past 11 years. While the Season of Creation has its own set of lectionary readings, the readings are designed to provide a three-year cycle that broadly corresponds to the pattern or plan of the Revised Common Lectionary, with each year centred on one of the synoptic gospels: Matthew (Year A), Mark (Year B), and Luke (Year C).

The readings for the Season of Creation invite congregations to join with all members of Earth’s community to “Celebrate Earth as a sacred planet filled with God’s vibrant presence” (from Season of Creation charter). The Sundays of the first year in the Season of Creation focus on Forests, Land, Wilderness/Outback, and Rivers.

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