Welcome to this year’s Season of Creation. Thank you for bringing your
community together for this special season of ecumenical solidarity.
We emerge from I with a stronger sense that we share one common
home, and of the urgency to protect it together.
Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family unites
for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our
common home. As followers of Christ from around the globe, we
share a common call to care for creation. We are co-creatures and
part of all that God has made. Our wellbeing is interwoven with the
wellbeing of the Earth.
We rejoice in this opportunity to safeguard our common home and all
beings who share it. This year, the theme for the season is “Let justice
and peace flow”. This guide will help you learn about the season and
plan to celebrate it. More resources, including webinars and prayer
services, sample flyers, bulletin inserts, and the official Season of
Creation social media channels, are available online.
Click on this link to access all the materials:
Season of Creation Ecumenical Steering Committee Members
These are the beautiful summer days we look forward to all year long: blue skies, warm sunshine, and an ocean warm enough to stay in for hours. It is the time of year when it is easy to experience God in the wonders of nature. At the same time, the fires in Maui, the Pacific Northwest and the Mediterranean, the tropical storm and deluge in California, and the explosion of ticks and the devastating impact of pine beetles right here at home, tell us that the world we love is in crisis. Caring for Creation is a profoundly spiritual act.
were formed of the dust of the earth and the earth was given into our care.
When we care for creation, we are not only caring for nature, we are caring for
our fellow human beings, the poorest of which will experience the impact of
climate change the most. The effects of our decisions and actions – from
lowering our carbon footprint to speaking up on legislative issues, or greening
our investments or places of work – will
make a difference across the globe.
This is not political, it is personal... and profoundly spiritual as well.
From From September 1 (the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) to Oct 4 (the Celebration of St. Francis Day), St. Luke’s will be joining Episcopal Churches and ecumenical partners and groups in “A Season of Creation.” Following the Anglican tradition of “both/and,” the Season of Creation will focus on both the spirituality of nature and the care of creation, on finding God in creation and on being stewards of it.
For more information see https://seasonofcreation.org/
At St. Luke's we will kick off the Season of Creation with a talk “Is there a moral response to the Climate Crisis” at 4pm on Saturday September 9 by Terrence Keeley, author of the best-selling book, SUSTAINABLE: Moving Beyond ESG to Impact Investing.