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Environmental Stewardship Commission

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Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production

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Resolution on Creation Season

Resolution on Green Congregations



Creation Season 2008 (Year A)
October 5 – 26, 2008

Proper 22, Year A
(October 5, 2008)

Special Recognition of the Place of Food in our Lives:
as Commodity

Welcome! We're glad you're planning on observing a liturgical season of creation. We have prepared some materials for you to use in worship, teaching, and personal reflection.

The Collect below is available for you to use. You may

  • copy and paste from this page directly to your Service Bulletin or
  • download the Collect as part of a Bulletin Insert for your Service Bulletin.

Creation Collect for Proper 22, Year A:

O God who created all creatures both great and small: Help us to see the beauty and respect the dignity of each animal, bird and fish [or species]. Keep us mindful that, when it is your will, their deaths help keep us alive; and in our honoring of their lives, may we never treat them as a commodity; through Jesus Christ who came to redeem all creation, and who, along with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns now and forever. Amen.

PDF Versions in Bulletin Inserts:

Half Page
(5.5" x 8", double sided)
Full Page
(8.5" x 11", single side)
Note: Full Page Bulletin Inserts will be available in late August
Note: Full Page Bulletin Inserts will be available in late August

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Proper 22
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
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Note: The Collect for this Sunday was written by the Rev Wanda Copeland.


The Rev Wanda Copeland was Assistant Rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Roseville, MN, when she originally prepared these materials. Wanda and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Wanda Copeland or any MEESC member, or mail them to:

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 If your comments are not for publication, please so note on your correspondence.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 website.


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