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

Proper 23, Year B (October 11, 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:

Proper 23 (October 9-October 15)

Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Job 23: 1-9, 16-17 Amos 5: 6-7,10-15
Psalm Psalm 22: 1-15 Psalm 90:12-17
New Testament Lesson
Hebrews 4: 12-16
Mark 10:17-31
Creation Theme for this Sunday: Humans seek to control the contours of the earth through agriculture and machinery. We touch the world in hard and masterful ways, ripping from it the goods we need.


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General Hymns
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To other Materials for Sundays in this series
Proper 23
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
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Note: The materials for this Sunday were prepared by the Rev Margaret W. Thomas

The Rev Margaret W. Thomas, was a retired priest who resided in Duluth, MN, when she originally prepared these materials. 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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