Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission (MEESC)

Episcopal Church in Minnesota

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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 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 declared 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.

If you have questions, please send an e-mail to our webverger, any member of the MEESC, or write to:
MEESC 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 web site.

This page last updated 2010-02-11.

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