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For Earth Day a Responsive Invocation and a Confession

Invocation Psalm 8 (responsive) O God, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Your glory — light-years old in galaxies, is also the waking cry of infants, the “twinkle, twinkle” song of toddlers. You are near as Kevlar … Continue reading

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Psalm for Earth Day

Praise God, bees and monarchs, so fragile, so holy. Praise God, deep oil and coal, the grandmother of diamonds. Praise God acidophilus, good bacteria scrubbing intestines. Praise God, asteroids, brown dwarfs, pulsars and quasars, flyby pluto, supernova remnants, and meteor … Continue reading

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Liturgy — Keep it in the ground, Earth Day Liturgy

I was invited to share some liturgy this month for the theme”Keep it in the ground” which is the United Church of Christ focus for this year’s Earth Day and I wanted to share some of the pieces here — … Continue reading

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Prayer and songs for a garden dedication

I wrote these pieces for a church in Maryland that created a garden in the churchyard with cuttings and replantings of many people’s flowers and the placing of special stones . It is for the remembering of those who have … Continue reading

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Twenty-third Psalm for Earth Day

God makes all of us — shepherds, stewards, gardeners, so none of God’s children or creatures need be in want. God gives us lying down places of green pasture, rainforest, delta, desert, high mountain, deep canyon, and paths by arroyo, … Continue reading

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Earth Day or Earth Celebration Liturgy

     Call to worship (Mt 10:40-42) One voice: Welcome to our service of worship. When we welcome one another, we welcome Christ. Response: When we give a cup of water to a single child, we welcome Christ. One voice: … Continue reading

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Liturgy, Season of Creation, Canadian Thanksgiving, Earth Day, Blessings of Animals

Richard Bott of British Columbia, writes some of the most beautiful liturgy in the church today. These pieces are for the last Sunday in the Season of Creation (which has been added to many of our liturgical calendars.) and Canadian … Continue reading

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