The Commission on Worship, in collaboration with Lutheran Earth Care Australia and New Zealand, are pleased to launch new Season of Creation worship resources. Congregations are encouraged to begin this season of prayer and action for the environment with a service on 3 September.
The Season of Creation is an ecumenical response to the environmental crisis impacting the world. It is celebrated between 1st September to 4th October as an alternative to the regular time after Pentecost. Each year brings has a particular themed focus connected with an aspect to the environment, to raise awareness and inspire responsible environmental action. The 2023 theme is “Let Justice and Peace Flow”, based on Amos 5:24.
The LCA Season of Creation worship resources endeavor to point God’s people to the hope that we have in the midst of environmental chaos: Christ as the Redeemer of the world, who sustains all things by his powerful word, and will make all things new.
There are two suites of resources congregations can choose from: the first is more foundational and general in nature, and could be used in any year, while the second suite has been tailored for the 2023 theme, “Let Justice and Peace Flow.”