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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 (Year A)
October 5 – 26, 2008

Proper 24, Year A
(October 5, 2008)

Special Recognition of the Place of Food in our Lives:
as Basic Human Need

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 24, Year A:

Holy One, Ruler of the Universe, you give us food to sustain our lives and make our hearts glad. Give us such care for your creation and such generosity of spirit that all people everywhere may receive food and drink enough. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life. Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer Suggestions

  • Book of Common Prayer, Eucharistic Prayer C (starts at bottom of linked page)
  • Enriching our Worship, Prayer 2 or 3
  • New Zealand Prayer Book, Creation Eucharist

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 24
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
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Note: The Collect for this Sunday was written by the Rev Tom Harries.


The Rev Tom Harries was Priest-in-Charge, Church of the Holy Communion, St. Peter, MN, and Total Ministry Mentor in Central Minnesota when he originally prepared these materials. Tom and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Tom Harries 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 If your comments are not for publication, please so note on your correspondence.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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