Our care of creation is an act of worship. And our worship is an act of caring for creation. The challenge is to be intentional in making the connections between our caring and our worship, and to find liturgical ways to express that relationship in a way that does not detract from the work of praising God. Worship can be a time to increase our awareness of the world around us, to increase our appreciation of the sacredness of creation, and to deepen our desire to treat it with dignity and respect.

1. Theological Reflection: why worship is essential

2. Action Plan: ideas on how to do this

3. Resources: liturgies, litanies, prayers, sermons, and more!

4. Checklist: keep track of your creation-care commitments


the quote above comes from:
Edinger, Jennifer. "Creation and Celebration Connections," in
Care of the Earth: An Environmental Resource Manual for Church Leaders, ed. Tina B. Krause, page 45. Chicago: Lutheran School of Theology, 1994.









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51 Hands On: A Faith to Handle, Taste, and Touch by Dorothy Jean Weaver
52 Living Faithfully in the Cosmos: Environmental Reflections for Disciples of Christ by Dorothy Jean Weaver
53 A Sermon for Animal Day by Mark N. Swanson
54 You are my God...Lead me to level Ground! by Gordon Straw
55 The Care of the Earth by Joseph Sittler
56 Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, and the Resurrection of the Body by Barbara Rossing
57 Where were you when I created Leviathan? by Carla Valentine Pryne
58 Costly Offerings by Katharine M. Preston
59 Making Our Lord's Supper by Morris J. Niedenthal
60 Eschatopraxic: Living the Future Now by Jim Martin-Schramm
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