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Environmental Stewardship Commission

Episcopal Church in Minnesota

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We meet quarterly close to the solstice and equinox.

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Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production

Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds

Resolution on Creation Season

Resolution on Green Congregations



Lectionary Reflection

Year C, Proper 24
Revised Common Lectionary (Semi-Continuous Track)
New Testament Reading


2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4:5:

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favourable or unfavourable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths. As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.



Reflection on 2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4:5
by the Rev Margaret W. Thomas

Timothy sums up what we must do. We must know Scripture, study it well. The Green Bible can be such an example of ways to stretch our knowledge of how our actions and policies continually impact other people and creatures on earth, Both flora and fauna beckon us to know them as fellow beings. Yes, we may suffer at times from ridicule and argument from those who cling to their own self importance, greed and desire to control. We need to share our ministry and enthusiasm. We must be ready to reduce our own waste, waists, and not wait for others to accomplish it for the love of all of God's Good Creation.



Reflections on other Readings
[Standard (Episcopal) and Revised Common Lectionary]
for Year C, Proper 24

Revised Common Lectionary

Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary

Old Testament
(Hebrew Scripture)
Genesis 32: 22-31
no reflection available
Genesis 32:8, 22-30
no reflection available
Psalm 121
no reflection available
Psalm 121
no reflection available
New Testament
2 Timothy 3: 14–4:5
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2 Timothy 3: 14–4:5
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The Rev Margaret W. Thomas, a retired Episcopal priest, resided in Duluth, MN, when she originally wrote this reflection in 2010. Margaret and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to The Rev Margaret W. Thomas or any MEESC member, or mail them to:

c/o C. Morello
4451 Lakeside Drive
Eveleth, MN 55743-4400 USA

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