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

Proper 24, Year B
(October 21, 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.

Readings for this Sunday (materials used in the Liturgy are highlighed in green):

Creation Theme for this Sunday:

Humans are disconnected from the lifestyle of the earth and wander in the desert (proverbial or literal).
We feel isolated and the world's bounty seems far from us.

Following the model of our forgiveness, we forgive others for their misguided ways, and acknowledge it is our common lives we must heal. We must have patience with ourselves and others (while not being slow or forestalling) to grow into the realization that much must change.


Semi-Continuous Track

Gospel Theme Track

Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Job 38: 1-7, (34-41) Isaiah 53: 4-12
Psalm Psalm 104: 1-9, 25, 37c Psalm 91: 9-16
New Testament Reading
Hebrews 5: 1-10
Alternative Reading

A reading by Hildegard of 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 the 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 material for humankind, but also the substance of the incarnation of God's son.
(Source: Earth Prayers from Around the World. Roberts and Amidon, 1991. Page 46).

Mark 10: 35-45



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  • Specific References for this Sunday.
  • General References applicable to all Sundays of this celebration of creation.

Note: materials may not be posted until closer to the date.

To other Materials for Sundays in this series
Proper 24
October 7
October 14
October 21
October 28
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Note: The materials for this Sunday were prepared by the Rev Dcn Helen B. 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 2012. 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:

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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