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!
Subscribe to our YouTube channel and check back here to find updated 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.
- Check out our Events listings and add your own if you can invite others to join!
- Visit the ecumenical seasonofcreation.org to download the newest Celebration Guide.
- Free materials to download from the The Creation Care Committee of the Northern Illinois Synod for every Liturgical Year (A, B & C)
- 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.
- For resources from our ecumenical sister site, LetAllCreationPraise.org: Ecumenical resources for the Season of Creation – Also Spanish translations!
- For your pastor or worship committee, see 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.
- *Downloadable materials here submitted here to share:
- Readings and Sample Service for Blessing of the Animals
- (thanks Pr. Sandi Olson-Decker)