Creation Time worship resources

Call to worship for Endangered Species Day — Creation Justice, USA

Written for Endangered Species Day, 17 May by Creation Justice USA. This resource has been adapted for inclusive language and imagery.  The last two lines are additions. How many are your works, Creator! In wisdom you made them all. The earth is full of your creatures.  You call your creation ‘very good.’  It is good, and […]

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Psalm 98, a Collect — Merryl Blair, Australia

  Inspired by Psalm 98 Easter 6, Year B     God of shalom, who holds all things in wonderful balance, we come before you in joyful, noisy praise! Our voices join the songs of birds, the grunts and snorts of animals, the roar of the sea, the rush of the wind through the trees, […]

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Psalm 104, Cool waters — Ana Gobledale, UK

A Psalm for World Water Day 22 March Inspired by Psalm 104: 1, 10-13 Eternal One, your magnificence astounds us. You direct springs to gush forth, to flow along valleys, to slither between hills, providing drink for wild animals, to cool parched throats, to quench thirst. Beside streams you create safe havens for birds who […]

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Golden Ball, reflections at sunset–Joyce Dent, UK

My golden ball hangs by a golden yarn From my wood-gold curtain rail; It is half-obscured by the golden drape With its pattern of golden sun-rays. Behind it the fading golden sky Is streaked with the grey of evening clouds. And then I recall that my golden globe Was formed from the glowing white-gold ash […]

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Stardust — Lorraine Steel, USA

Genesis 1 is often included in readings for the Easter vigil, Trinity Sunday and Epiphany. As the stars slid down the beams of the universe in it’s beginning, they burned with love…. so much so that some became vulnerable and exploded. Eons later, in free fall toward our planet many of their parts held us […]

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Endangered Species Day, 3rd Friday of May

Endangered Species and Christian Faith When God called on Noah to protect all creatures, Noah had no choice which creatures to load on board. All of creation belongs to God, and Noah was merely caretaker. Like Noah, we have a moral responsibility to safeguard God’s creatures from irreparable harm from the dangers they face today. […]

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New verses for ‘How Great Thou Art’ — Ana Gobledale, Zambia

Creator God, your love abounds forever; Creation’s beauty fills the earth and sky. Your shimmering stars, your circling planets, Amazing power, creation does display. Chorus: Creator God, we lift our song to you, How great your love, how great your love. When through the veld and grassy plains we wander, we hear the birds, and […]

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Climate in our hands (hymn) — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Russian Hymn Click here for music and printable lyrics. This wondrous universe tells of God’s glory, Endless in space and forever in time; We are astonished when we contemplate its story We have a place in this myst’ry sublime. This planet’s destiny, life in its beauty Rests with the choices we make every day; […]

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Earth Day – 22 April

While Earth Day is set on 22 April, these creation-focused resources might be used throughout the year.  Many will be relevant for the Season of Creation (also called Creation Time) now celebrated in several countries in September. Recently posted Earth Day resources:  (Click on image.) Alphabetical listing of Earth Day resources:    

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Psalm 148, Praise the Divine Gardener — Ana Gobledale, UK

Inspired by Psalm 148 Praise the Eternal One, the Divine Gardener. Who plants the sun, the moon, the stars in the heavens. Who creates earth, the amazing garden upon which we live. Who loosens rocks into teeming, incubating soil. Who spreads the seeds of life in the seas, land, and skies – which transform into […]

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Solidarity with creation — Lawrence Moore, UK

Photo by Kerry Handasyde, Australia A service for use in personal or corporate devotion focused on creation, perhaps on Earth Day or Trinity Sunday (Year A of the Common Lectionary) when Genesis 1 is read, or during Season of Creation (Creation Time). Reflecting on the universe You promised us the earth and you delivered. You gave […]

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