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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. We have prepared some materials for you to use in worship, teaching, and personal reflection.

The suggested liturgy below is offered for your use and inspiration to modification. It is designed for this Sunday in Creation Season recognizing Humans interacting/reconciling with "this fragile Earth, our island home."

Opening Hymn: Morning has broken. (Hymnal 1982, No. 8)

Collect: (Used as an alternative)

O merciful Creator, your hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature: Make us always thankful for your loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must give one day, may be faithful stewards of your good gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Source: BCP 259. III. For Stewardship of Creation)


Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture): Job 38:1-7 , (34-41).

Psalm: Psalm 91:9-16.

Alternate 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).

Hymn: You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord (Wonder, Love, and Praise, No. 810)

Gospel: Mark 10: 35-45


Please see the Sermon Notes.

Prayers of the People:

I ask your prayers for God's people throughout the world; for our Bishop(s); for this gathering; and for all ministers and people.
Pray for the Church.

I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people.
Pray for justice and peace.

I ask your prayers for people who are poor, those who are sick, all who are hungry, people who are oppressed, and those in prison.
Pray for those in any need or trouble.

I ask your prayers for those who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of God.
Pray that they may find and be found by God.

I ask your prayers for those who have died (especially__________), and for those who grieve.

I ask your prayers for other concerns (silently or aloud).____________

I ask your thanksgivings for the blessings of your life_________

I ask your prayers of thanksgiving for the orderly universe, and for the earth that sustains all life.

Praise God for those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored.
Pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day.

Concluding Collect: #2 Blue book prayers: (God of order and dynamic change)

The Peace

Offertory hymn: Come ye thankful people, come (Hymnal 1982, No. 290)

The Great Thanksgiving (Eucharistic Prayer C, BCP 369, 370, 371, and 372)

Hymn: All Creatures of our God and King (Hymnal 1982, No. 400)

To other Hymn selections in this series
Proper 24
October 7
October 14
October 21
October 28
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Note: The Liturgy for this Sunday was 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 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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