Celebrate the Season of Creation: A Prayer Service for September 4

September 1 begins the annual celebration of the Season of Creation, a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home. As part of our observance of the Season of Creation, the Eco-Justice Committee is providing special services that you can use in your own parish or private worship.

Season of Creation

First Sunday – September 4, 2022

Introductory Comments

Today is the first Sunday in the Season of Creation, the time set aside by the church to both celebrate the gift of all God’s creation in our Common Home and reflect on our role in caring for it

This year’s theme is a strong call to “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. We know, only too well, that we are at a crucial time for our common home with both climate change and biodiversity loss already impacting the lives of many peoples, their livelihoods and all life.

Let us continue to pray together and ask for the Holy Spirit to guide us as we begin our

Celebration of the Season of creation and take steps, no matter how small, to live in harmony with all of God’s creation, as we learn to walk more gently on God’s ‘holy ground’.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah 18:1-11

  • How can we change our ways so as to be more pleasing to God?

 

Responsorial Psalm 139: 1-6; 13-18

R For so many marvels, I thank you!

  • Can we trust in God and pray with joy and thanksgiving?

A reading from the Letter to Philemon 1-21

  • Can you welcome someone once gone but now returned and changed from before?

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke14: 25-33

  • What must I still give up to more fully follow Jesus?

 

Music Selections – optional

E – entrance | O – Offertory | C – Communion | D – Dismissal

E – We Gather Together To Ask The Lords Blessing
O – Fairest Lord Jesus
C – I Am the Bread of Life
D – All Creatures of Our God and King

 

Click here to download and print a PDF of this document. 

 

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