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Environmental Stewardship Commission

Episcopal Church in Minnesota

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Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production

Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds

Resolution on Creation Season

Resolution on Green Congregations



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

Proper 23, Year A
(October 12, 2008)

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

Welcome! We're glad you're planning on observing a Liturgical Season of Creation during the Season of Pentecost 2008. The focus for this series is on The Place of Food in Our Lives. 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 this Sunday. If you wish to see full list of materials for the Creation Season during the Season of Pentecost 2008 (Propers 22 through 25), click here.

RCL Readings for this Sunday:

Primary (Hebrew Scripture and Gospel) Additional (Psalm and New Testament)

Exodus 32:1-14 or Isaiah 25:1-9
Matthew 22:1-14

Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 or Psalm 23
Philippians 4:1-9
Suggested additional or substitute Scripture readings
Exodus 16:11-16, 31-32
Manna from heaven
Luke 14: 1,15-24
Wedding feast (alternate version of Matthew 22)
Acts 2:38-47. Pentecost community. Sharing all resources.



Half-Page PDF
(includes Collect)
Full Page PDF
(includes Collect)


To other Materials for Sundays in this series
Proper 23
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
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Note: The materials for this Sunday were prepared by the Rev Dcn Helen B. Hanten and Jill Peterman.


The Rev Dcn Helen B. Hanten was a Deacon Emeritus at St. Andrew's By-the-Lake Episcopal Church, Duluth, MN; and,
Jill Peterman was Co-Chair of MEESC and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Duluth, MN;
when they originally prepared these materials. Helen, Jill, and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Helen B. Hanten, Jill Peterman, 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 If your comments are not for publication, please so note on your correspondence.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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