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

Proper 25, Year B
(October 28, 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 Collects below are available for you to use. You may

  • copy and paste from this page directly to your Service Bulletin or
  • download the Collect as part of a Bulletin Insert for your Service Bulletin.

Creation Collects for Proper 25, Year B:

In addition to the Collect for Proper 25, you might wish to use the following Collect of the Day (The kinship and unity of all creation in Christ), which was part of a Creation Lliturgy recommended to the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church (General Convention 2012 Blue Book, digital edition, p. 320):

God, maker of marvels,
you weave the planet and all its creatures together in kinship:
Your unifying love is revealed in the interdependence of relationships
in the complex world that you have made.
Save us from the illusion that humankind is separate and alone,
and join us in communion with all inhabitants of the universe.
through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer,
who topples the dividing walls,
and by the power of your Holy Spirit;
who live and reign with you forever and ever. Amen.

From Liturgies to Celebrate Creation

A new set of Collects was presented at the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church (2012). While they were not passed, a copy of the Collects as propposed in the General Convention Blue Book 2012 provide additional options.

PDF Versions in Bulletin Inserts:

To be available in September 2012

Back to Proper 25 Resources Page

To Collects for other Sundays in this searies
Proper 25
October 7
October 14
October 21
October 28
This Page

The materials for this Sunday were prepared by the Rev Tom Harries and the Rev Buff Grace.


  • The Rev Tom Harries was Co-Chair of MEESC, Priest-in-Charge, Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, St. Peter, MN, and Total Ministry Mentor in Central Minnesota, and
  • The Rev Buff Grace was Rector of Ascension Episcopal Church, Stillwater, MN,

when they originally prepared these materials in 2012. Tom, Buff, and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Tom Harries , Buff Grace, 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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