Environmental Stewardship Commission

Episcopal Church in Minnesota


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We meet quarterly close to the solstice and equinox.

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Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production

Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds

Resolution on Creation Season

Resolution on Green Congregations




Creation Season 2006 (Year B):
October 1 through November 5, 2006
Seasonal Options: Morning Prayer Elements

The following is a possible Service of Morning Prayer for use in the Creation Season Liturgy. You may use all, some, or none of the suggested elements.

Opening Sentences

Opening Acclamation:
Celebrant: We must get up before the sun to bless you, O God
People: And adore you at the break of day. (Wisdom 16:28)



Canticle 12 (BCP, p. 880 or Enriching Our Worship, p. 25)
Canticle D, A Song of the Wilderness (Enriching our Worship, p. 32)


[Wonder, Love and Praise #768, if Sung, Tune: Domhnach Trionoide, Gaelic Melody]

Collect of the Day (Default for the Season)
God of unchangeable power,
when you fashioned the world
the morning stars sand together
and the host of heaven shouted for joy;
open our eyes to the wonders of creation
and teach us to use all things for good,
to the honor of your glorious name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
New Zealand Prayer Book, 569

Collect For The Beauty Of The Earth (BCP, 840)

Prayers of the People
see version in Eucharistic Liturgy


Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.
Every part of the earth is sacred.

The air is precious, for all of us share the same breath.
Every part of the earth is sacred.

This we know, the earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.
Every part of the earth is sacred.

This we know, all things are connected; like the blood that unites one family.
Every part of the earth is sacred.

Our God is the same God, whose compassion is equal for all;
Every part of the earth is sacred.

We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it.
Every part of the earth is sacred.

Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.
Every part of the earth is sacred
For all belongs to our Creator.
(p. 31, The Rhythm of Life: Celtic Daily Prayer)

Additional Collects
(see individual Sundays)

General Thanksgiving
(BCP, 836)

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