Environmental Stewardship Commission (MEESC)

Episcopal Church in Minnesota

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Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production

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Resolution on Green Congregations

Creation Season 2006 (Year B): October 1 through November 5, 2006 Religious Education Outline

Welcome! We're glad you're planning on observing a liturgical season of creation. We have prepared some materials for you to use 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 each of the education pages we've placed ideas for adult education and children's education programs on the same theme.

Date Propers Option 1 Notes
Oct 1
Sustainability Yom Kippur; Oct 2: Child Health Day
Oct 8
Plant seeds Columbus Day; Oct 9: Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct 15
Harvest Oct 16: World Food Day
Oct 22
Bonding thru Eucharist
Oct 29
Eating locally
Nov 5
Land we've been given
Nov 5 All Saints Water/Baptism Nov 1: All Saints Day

Users may use some or all of these outlines to fit their own requirements. The materials are largely organized around the theme for each Sunday rather than the lessons, so it should not matter whether the user is working from the Episcopal Lectionary (in the Book of Common Prayer) or the Revised Common Lectionary (to replace the Episcopal Lectionary in December 2007).

As a reminder, if you do reproduce information for use in your parishes, please follow the notation requirements on our homepage.

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 If your comments are not for publication, please so note on your correspondence.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 2006-08-28.

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