Earth Sunday

Earth Day is celebrated in communities around the world on April 22 each year. Churches have chosen to mark this time by participating in community events and through liturgical celebrations.

Worship Ideas
File In Truth and Action
A service for Earth Day that calls us to love, not only in word or speech, but in truth and action (1 John 3:18).
Prayers

A prayer for the Fridays for Future Climate Strike movement by Alydia Smith.

God of the universe,
we praise your great long work of creation:
   the moment of glory when our universe began
   the birth and burning of the first brilliant stars,
   the stars’ explosion in blazing supernovas;
   the formation of our sun from scattered bits...

Music
PDF icon Universal Light (music)
Musical score for "Universal Light," a communion prayer by Bruce Harding, Marie Lewin, and Rod Sykes.
Related Material
PDF icon Acknowledging the Territory in Worship
A brief guide to help congregations and bodies of the church incorporate an Acknowledgement of Territory into their gatherings.
PDF icon Bulletin Insert: One Earth, One Sea, One Sky (Earth Sunday)
Our Creator God calls us to give thanks for the gifts of Earth, Sea, and Sky.
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July 7, 2020

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