Transformation through Worship
All Worship: Render every service as creation-care worship: call to worship, confessions, prayers, and blessing/commission, plus scriptures, hymns, and sermons.
Season of Creation. Observe a four-week optional season to celebrate creation as part of the church year, with liturgies, sermons, and alternative scripture lessons, etc.
Special Worship Services. Observe a special day, such as Earth Sunday in April, Rogation Sunday, or a “Greening of the Cross” service in the Easter Season.
Blessing of the Animals. Hold a service near the time of St. Francis Day (in October) or any time in the church year.
Appoint the sanctuary. With creation-care banners, greenery, art.
Green your worship practices: energy-saving lights and heat; altar plants, local wine, green cleaning products, eliminate/recycle/reuse paper, intinction.
Other: For example, develop your own worship resources and occasions for celebration.
For more information about Becoming a Caring-for-Creation Congregation, visit this page.