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Creation Season 2012
October 7– October 28, 2012
(Proper 22 through Proper 25, Year B)

Proper 23, Year B
(October 14, 2012)

Humans Interacting/Reconciling 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 2012. The focus for this series is on Humans Interacting/Reconciling 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 2012 (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:

We touch the world in hard and masterful ways, ripping from it the goods we need We seek to first heal our own 'sinfulness'.

We begin healing by understanding our own culpability in this wounding, by seeking healing for that part of ourselves that is in dis-harmony with creation. We ask God's healing touch to enter our lives, and reaffirm our resurrection ways so that we may be agents of reconciliation



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General Hymns
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  • Specific References for this Sunday.
  • General References applicable to all Sundays of this celebration of creation.
To other Materials for Sundays in this series
Proper 23
October 7
October 14
October 21
October 28
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Note: The materials for this Sunday were prepared by the Rev Margaret W. Thomas and the Rev Sally Maxwell


  • The Rev Margaret W. Thomas, was a retired priest who resided in Duluth, MN, and
  • The Rev Sally Maxwell was working in campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and as a supply priest,

when they originally prepared these materials in 2012. Margaret, Sally, and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Margaret W. Thomas, Sally Maxwell, or any MEESC member, or mail them to:

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 website.


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