Creation Season 2006
October 1 through November 5, 2006
(Propers 21-26 Year B)
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 and in teaching.
The overall theme this year is the spiritual
and environmental aspects of food production. For all the skill
we humans have developed in farming, God still provides the growth.
Rich soil and fresh water remain essential ingredients. Since
we care for that which we love, the commission seeks to encourage
creation care by celebrating the beautiful gifts we have received.
We have selected a theme for each Sunday based
on articles in our booklet on implementing the diocesan convention
resolution on the Spirituality
of Food Production. On the liturgical pages you will find
prayers, links to reflections on the lectionary texts for each
Sunday, as well as hymns that fit with the theme of the day. On
the education pages we've placed ideas for adult education and
children's education programs on the same theme.
The information is available for
Being an all volunteer group,
we haven't been able to provide complete off the shelf curriculum.
But we hope that with some ideas for seeds and your own creativity,
you'll be able plan a wonderful celebration.
We recognize that parishes
commonly work on financial stewardship during this period. Connecting
the two types of stewardship, especially when we think of financial
giving as "thanks" giving should not be difficult.
- The MEESC has prepared materials for use in
the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota for Creation Season 2006 as
by Bishop Jelinek and set forth in the Resolution
to Celebrate Creation Season (passed at the 148th Convention
of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota, October 2005).
As a reminder, if you do reproduce information
for use in your parishes, please follow the notation
requirements on use of our materials.
c/o C. Morello
4451 Lakeside Drive
Eveleth, MN 55743-4400 USA
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