Minnesota Episcopal
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Episcopal Church in Minnesota
Shield of Episcopal Church

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Creation Season Materials


Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production

Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds

Resolution on Creation Season

Resolution on Green Congregations



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 list of Prayers of the People below is designed to help you select prayers that can apply to the themes of this Sunday in Creation Season concerning humans interacting/reconciling with "this fragile Earth, our island home".

Prayers of the People for Proper 25, Year B:

New Zealand Prayer Book

Prayers of the People in the New Zealand Prayer Book tend to give somewhat more emphasis to creation than those in the Book of Common Prayer 1979. They are found on pages

  • 163 (Prayer #3, which begins "Let us be at peace within ourselves" is near the end of the link)
  • 413 (First Form of "Intercession and Thanksgiving", which begins "Heavenly Father, you have promised" is near the bottom of the link)
  • 416 (Second Form of "Intercession and Thanksgiving", which begins "God of heaven and earth" and follows the First Form but is not labled as Second Form)
  • 463 (Intercession and Thanksgiving, which begins "Caring God, we thank you for your gifts in creation")
  • 482 (Intercession and Thanksgiving, which begins "Blessed are you eternal God" and is about half way through the link)

The complete New Zealand Prayer Book is available online . If you plan to use any materials from the New Zealand Prayer Book, please read and follow the copyright instructions.

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.

To other Hymn selections in this series
Proper 25
October 14
October 21
October 28
This Page

Note: The Hymns for this Sunday were selected 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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