Engaging all God's Creation

Episcopal Earthkeepers Circle in Partnership with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light

 

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Send us your Earth Day Sermon!

We'll give you a mug and a chance to win a beautiful framed print.

Bishop Curry has named Eco-justice as one of three pillars of our faith action in the world. Because Earth Day falls on Sunday, this a particularly good year to preach on Creation Care and Eco-justice.

Earthkeepers is hosting an online collection of eco-justice and creation care sermons. These sermons are available to all, for the purpose of inspiring creative preaching that seeds action in congregations. Please help the Episcopal Earthkeepers Circle support eco-justice preaching by sharing your sermon with us.

Each ECMN preacher who submits a sermon will receive an Earthkeepers mug and be entered in the drawing for a framed print of "Passing Through," a watercolor by Minnesota artist David R. Smith. "Passing Through" won the Earthkeepers award at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.

Please submit your sermon as a text document, digital audio file, or digital video file to Tom Harries at tharries001@gmail.com no later than Tuesday, April 24, so that we may present the mugs and print at the spring clergy conference. (If you prefer you are welcome to post the sermon on your own website or You Tube channel, and send Tom the link.) All sermons and links will be posted on EarthkeepersPreaching.net for our mutual inspiration.

Drawing open to preachers in Episcopal Churches in Minnesota.
Your chance of winning $100 in Power Ball is 1 in 14,494

Your chance of winning the framed print worth $160 is 1 in 100 or better.  :-)

Sermon Resources

EarthkeepersPreaching.net contains sermon ideas and lectionary reflections for each Sunday.

Liturgical Resources

Honoring God in Creation: Standing Liturgical Commission texts approved at 2016 General Convention.

Contents:

  • How To Use These Materials
  • Propers for Honoring God in Creation
  • Prayers of the People Honoring God in Creation, Form 1
  • Prayers of the People Honoring God in Creation, Form 2
  • Prayers of the People Honoring God in Creation, Form 3 (on the theme of water)
  • A Confession of Sin against God’s Creation
  • A Litany for the Planet
  • A Rogation Day Procession and Liturgy
  • Prayers for Rogation Days: A Rite for the Blessing of a Garden
  • A Liturgy in Thanksgiving for Creation and in Honor of the Feast of St. Francis, with the Blessing of Animals
  • Additional Readings and Resources for St. Francis Day

Let all Creation Praise, has an excellent page of links to worship resources.

Earth Day Sunday resources from Creation Justice Ministries

The Episcopal Ecological Network-Liturgical Resources – Provides service bulletins and prayers that can be used for worship.

Book of Common Prayer-Environment Sections – A list of prayers and environmentally focused options for worship created by the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Society of St. John the Evangelist Lenten Series – Growing the Rule of Life is a lenten series that provides daily prayers and videos for lent practice with environmental focus.

Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Archive – Twenty years worth of lectionary reflections, creation season resources, convention resolutions with implementation ideas, theological reflections on environmental stewardship, and articles on sacred spaces in Minnesota.

 

General Information Resources

The Episcopal Church-Eco-Justice – The Episcopal Church Eco-Justice ministries provide resources for education, advocacy, and action.

The Episcopal Ecological Network – A nationwide network of faith communities of the Episcopal Church working to create leaders in the worldwide environmental movement.

The Episcopal Public Policy Network-Climate Change – Advocacy resources from The Episcopal Church’s public policy program.

A Life of Grace for the Whole World - Full Curriculum - A leader guide for a five session study for adults on the Episcopal House of Bishops’ pastoral teaching on the environment.

Videos & Forum Information

The Climate Change Crisis – Forum offered through The Episcopal Church (March, 2015)

The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment – Forum offered through The Episcopal Church at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Salt Lake City, Utah (April, 2012)

Get Connected

  • Do you have folks in your community interested in creation care?
  • Do you have a Green Team or environmental group?
  • Want to create a community garden or other environmental project at your home or faith community?
  • Need resources or have ideas?

Please connect with Rachel Babbitt, Missioner for Community Engagement at 612-871-5311 or via email at rachel.b@episcopalmn.org.

“Be praised my Lord, through All your creatures…” – St. Francis of Assisi