Thursday, April 11, 2013

For Earth Day Worship

CALL TO WORSHIP & OPENING PRAYER
The One who spoke into the primordial chaos, calling forth light,
speaks into the modern chaos, calling forth faith.
The One who was present at the Big Bang, watching and weaving,
is present now, watching and weaving.
14 billion years have brought us to this point,
accompanied by the God who has created and is creating, the God who calls us to live and work together for the greening of the earth.
Creating and re-creating God, in this time of worship
reawaken in us the awe and wonder we get from:
seeing a sunrise, hearing birdsong, smelling fresh flowers,
tasting spring water, feeling the warmth of a summer breeze
And as we remember again the wonders of the Creation around us,
remind us of our call to be careful and responsible stewards, empower to go out and live that stewardship in the world.
In this season of new life, we pray in the name of the Risen Christ, who called us to consider the lilies of the field and the birds of the air, and who taught his friends to pray saying...

COMMISSIONING:
The God who Created us gave us a challenge,
to live with respect for the Creation around us.
The God who re-creates us gives us a challenge,
to live lovingly within the world, caring for each other and the world.
As we go out, wherever we go,
we are walking on Holy Ground, and so we tread carefully and respectfully
And we go knowing the the Creator is with us each step of the way.
Amen.

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