Environmental Stewardship Commission (MEESC)

Episcopal Church in Minnesota

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We meet quarterly close to the solstice and equinox.

Annual Special Projects


Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production

Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds

Resolution on Creation Season

Resolution on Green Congregations

Creation Season 2008 October 5 26, 2008 (Proper 22-25, Year A)

Special Recognition of the Place of Food in our Lives

We thank you for the chance to consider the materials we have compiled and created. May they help you in your worship and in your spiritual journey in this world. While we have drawn from many resources, we consider that one of the most enduring is Food & Faith: justice, joy and daily bread, edited and compiled by Michael Schut. (Living the Good News/Morehouse, 2002). Michael has not only compiled many excellent resources, he has provided a very thought-provoking and complete Study Guide at the conclusion of his book.

Each of our topics looks at a different aspect of food's relationship with our environment. We have prepared some materials for you to use in worship and in teaching.

The outline below and the individual links will point you to materials for preparing various parts of services for a Creation Season in 2008 for Proper 22 through 25 (Year A, Revised Common Lectionary). All Links go to the specific item except for the link for the Sunday, which will take you to a page for that Sunday. The focus of these materials is on the Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) and Gospel readings.

Sunday Sunday Theme Focus of Lessons
Proper 22 Food as Commodity
  • Ten Commandments
  • vineyard
  • landowner
  • food production
Proper 23 Food as Community
  • Golden calf
  • praise feast
  • kingdom of God is like wedding
  • banquet
Proper 24 Food as Basic Human Need
  • Moses insisting God go with
  • God will level the mountains and open the gates
  • I am the LORD
  • Render unto Caesar
  • food as weapon
  • food justice
  • Social justice
Proper 25 Food as Sacrament/Holy Element
  • Moses shown the promised land
  • You shall be holy
  • You shall not be unjust
  • You shall not profit by the blood of neighbor
  • which commandment is the greatest

There are also some general References to help you with your Service and Religious Education Planning.

As a reminder, if you do reproduce information for use in your parishes, please follow the notation requirements on use of our materials.

If you have questions, please send an e-mail to our webverger, any member of the MEESC, or write to:
MEESC c/o C. Morello 4451 Lakeside Drive Eveleth, MN 55743-4400 USA

The MEESC assumes that all correspondence received is for publication on this web site. If your comments are not for publication, please so note on your correspondence. The MEESC reserves the right to decide which items are included on the web site.

This page last updated 2008-08-25

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