Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
you established the earth, and it endures.
Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
(Ps 119: 89-91)
This year the Scottish Episcopal Church is to join other denominations in marking a Season of Creation.
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
To align with ecumenical custom, the Season runs from the Sunday on or after 1st September for four weeks (five Sundays) until the Commemoration of St Francis on 4th October. The last Sunday of which (3rd September) is an appropriate time to celebrate Thanksgiving for Harvest.
The Liturgy Committee has prepared material for use during this Season, including:
- In addition there is provision for Morning and Evening Prayer which we will use in our Zoom celebrations on Monday and Tuesday mornings and Thursday and Friday Evenings.
During September I am planning to lead a study group on Creation, where we can discuss various theological and ethics aspects of the world in which we live, God’s Creation and the Climate Crisis.
Can anyone who would like to take part (one meeting a week for four weeks) please get in touch with me, so that I can figure out what day/time would be best and whether people would prefer an in person gathering or an online one.
A Collect for the Season of Creation
in whose wisdom all things have been established in order:
enlighten the people you have saved,
that they may consider
the greater wonder of your new creation,
brought forth in the fullness of time,
through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen