5th Sunday of Easter, Year C
1st Sunday of Christmas, Year C
The three questions, highlighted in purple font, might be asked by children or youth, or posed from different places in the gathered congregation. The “groups” might be the left and right sides of the congregation, or a different designation of people.
Leader: Praise the Eternal One!
Voice 1: Who will praise God from the heavens?
Group 1: We are the sun, the moon and all the stars; we will praise God!
Group 2: We are the clouds, the thunder, the rain; we will praise the Eternal One!
Voice 2: Who will praise God from the earth?
Group 1: We are the beasts of the sea and land; we will praise God!
Group 2: We are the seeds that grow in the fields, the trees that cover the mountains; we will praise the Eternal One!
Voice 3: Who will praise the Creator of all Life?
Group 1: Young and old, rich and poor, we will remain faithful and praise the Eternal One!
Group 2: Together we will worship and serve the Creator of Life!
(appropriate for Blessing of Gardens & Gardeners, Earth Day, or Blessing of the Animals services)
Photo by Carol Kreis, New Mexico USA