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Creation Season Materials


Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production

Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds

Resolution on Creation Season

Resolution on Green Congregations

Creation Season 2009 October 4 October 25, 2009 (Proper 22 through Proper 25, Year B)

Humans interacting with 'this fragile Earth, our island home'

Canticle of the North Shore

Welcome! We're glad you're planning on observing a liturgical season of creation.

The Canticle of the North Shore is a particularly Northern Minnesota Canticle about God's Creation. It may be used on any or all of the Sundays of this celebration. Readings for this Sunday:

Canticle of the North Shore (A Song of Praise)

O give thanks to our Creator who is good,*

whose love endures for ever.

You, sun, moon, and stars, and the northern lights,*

give to our God your thanks and praise.

Sunrise and sunset, night and day,*

give to our God your thanks and praise.

All hills and valleys, wetlands and lakes, fog and rain, mist and snow,*

give to our God your thanks and praise.

You birch and pine, spruce and maple, mosses and ferns,*

give to our God your thanks and praise.

Lake trout and walleye, bass, and northern, loons and herons, ducks and geese,*

give to our God your thanks and praise.

Deer and moose, cats and dogs, eagles and sparrow, grouse and hawk,*

give to our God your thanks and praise.

Note: The Canticle of the North Shore was originally written by the Rev Margaret W. Thomas.

The Rev Margaret W. Thomas was a supply priest in Northeast Minnesota when she originally prepared these materials in 2009. Margaret and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Margaret W. Thomas or any MEESC member, or mail them to:

MEESC c/o C. Morello 4451 Lakeside Drive Eveleth, MN 55743-4400 USA

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