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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 23, Year A
(October12, 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. 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 23, Year A:

Gracious God you rained down manna on our ancestors in the wilderness: may we feel the daily blessing of plenty from your gracious hand, and be so nurtured by this earthly community gathered in your name that we evermore sing your praises with all our lives, through Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit live and reign forever and ever. Amen.


Thanksgiving #42 (For the Harvest of Lands and Waters):
O gracious Father, who openest thine hand and fillest all things living with plenteousness: Bless the lands and waters, and multiply the harvests of the world; let thy Spirit go forth, that it may renew the face of the earth; show thy loving-kindness, that our land may give her increase; and save us from selfish use of what thou givest, that men and women everywhere may give thee thanks; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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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 23
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
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Note: The first 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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