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

Proper 22, Year B (October 4, 2009)

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

Welcome! We're glad you're planning on observing a Liturgical Season of Creation during the Season of Pentecost 2009. The focus for this series is on Humans Interacting with "this fragile Earth, our island home". Each of our topics looks at a different aspect of our relationship with our environment. We have prepared some materials for you to use in worship and in religious education.

The outline below and the individual links will point you to materials for preparing various parts of services for this Sunday. If you wish to see full list of materials for the Creation Season during the Season of Pentecost 2009 (Propers 22 through 25), click here.

RCL Readings for this Sunday:

Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Job 1:1; 2: 1-10 Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm Psalm 26 Psalm 8
New Testament Lesson
Hebrews 1: 1-4; 2: 5-12
Mark 10: 2-16
Creation Theme for this Sunday Humans interact with the world on a primal basisbeing provided for out of the raw elements Creation contains. We see the world in all its glory

Suggested Additional or Substitute Scripture Readings


The Earth is at the Same Time Mother Hildegard von Bingen

The earth is at the same time mother, she is mother of all that is natural, mother of all that is human, She is mother of all, for contained in her are the seeds of all.

The earth of humankind contains all moistness, all verdancy, all germinating power.

It is in so many ways fruitful. All creation comes from it. Yet it forms not only the basic raw materials for humankind, but also the substance of the incarnation of God's son.

Genesis 1:1-31
Psalm 8
Reading from Earth Prayers, page 46
Luke 8:4-15


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Other Readings
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  • Specific References for this Sunday.
  • General References applicable to all Sundays of this celebration of creation.
To other Materials for the other Sundays in this series
Proper 22
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
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The materials for this Sunday were prepared by the Rev Dcn Helen Hanten and Jill Peterman.

The Rev Dcn Helen B. Hanten was a Deacon Emeritus at St. Andrew's By-the-Lake Episcopal Church, Duluth, MN; and Jill Peterman was Co-Chair of MEESC and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Duluth, MN; when they originally prepared these materials in 2009. Helen, Jill, and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Helen B. Hanten, Jill Peterman, 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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