We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend a whole season focused on God the Creator? The Season of Creation started in the 1990’s and has multiple expressions.
The Season of Creation is typically celebrated from the beginning of September until St. Francis of Assisi Day. For a variety of ways to bring this to your church peruse the options below. If you decide to recognize this season on your ELCA congregation please let us know so we can learn from your experience!
Check back here for links to materials/samples* to be used whenever you determine to celebrate the Season of Creation in your congregation. Also follow our Facebook posts as we will be lifting up stories and examples from across ELCA and ecumenical partners across the country.
- For resources from our ecumenical sister site, LetAllCreationPraise.org: Ecumenical resources for the Season of Creation – Also Spanish translations!
- Find some materials to watch/share with your council to describe the Season of Creation and how it is critical to our faith journey: Explore our YouTube Channel’s (see playlists).
- The Lutheran World Federation offers a wealth of resources for celebration the Season of Creation.
- The Catholic Climate Covenant has a global perspective with inspirational events across the globe: seasonofcreation.org
- For your pastor or worship committee, you might check out The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary edited by Norman Habel, David Rhoads, and Paul Santmire (Fortress Press, 2011). This book is an important resource for celebrating the Season of Creation, an optional season of the liturgical year that focuses on God the Creator and domains of creation, such as forests, mountains, and rivers. The book contains a section on “Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping with Creation.” The commentaries on the biblical lessons are written by interpreters from around the world.