Earth Day 2023 – Episcopal Church
This year, Earth Day is celebrated on Saturday, April 22nd. Episcopalians are invited to commemorate it on Sunday, April 23rd or any Sunday this spring by praying, preaching, and taking action to care for God’s creation.
Share your Story:
Episcopal Earth Day 2022: Share your story! What places and people do you want to protect from climate change and pollution? How will you celebrate God’s creation and take action this Earth Day? Share your prayers, photos, or action story on social media with #EpiscopalEarthDay #EarthDay2022 #CareForCreation.
You can also share your story via email with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liturgical Resources for Honoring God in Creation:
Earth Day 2023 might be a perfect time for your congregation to use these liturgical resources for honoring God’s creation, from the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. Also available in Spanish.
God, maker of marvels,Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, from the Liturgical Materials for Honoring God in Creation
you weave the planet and all its creatures together in kinship;
your unifying love is revealed
in the interdependence of relationships
in the complex world that you have made.
Save us from the illusion that humankind is separate and alone,
and join us in communion with all inhabitants of the universe;
through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer,
who topples the dividing walls by the power of your Holy Spirit,
and who lives and reigns with you, for ever and ever. Amen.
Earth Day Sunday 2023 Sowing Seeds: Prophetic Action to Climate-Changed Lands
Each year, Creation Justice Ministries creates an Earth Day Sunday toolkit with reflections, liturgical resources, sermon starters, biblical insights, and action ideas. This year’s theme is Sowing Seeds: Prophetic Action to Climate-Changed Lands. Download the resource here.
And you’re invited to an Ecumenical Prayer Service for Earth Day. Friday April 21st at 12 PM EST. Register here.
Prophetic Voices Podcast special episodes on Creation Care
The Rev. Shaneequa Brokenleg, Episcopal Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation, hosts the popular podcast “Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching about Beloved Community”. Rev. Shaneequa and a team of invited guests share prophetic voices and explore the readings for each Lent, Advent, and other holidays with a focus on race, truth, justice, and healing. This spring we are excited to announce two special Creation Care episodes: one on Earth Day (available now!) and one coming soon on Rogation Days. Listen here on in your favorite podcast app!
Take up the Episcopal Covenant to Care for Creation: Putting it into Practice
This practical guide to faithful action on creation care has action ideas for individual, congregations, diocese, and the entire church. As Episcopalians, we are called to loving formation, liberating advocacy, and life-giving conservation to care for God’s creation. But what does that look like in practice? Download the Covenant and get started with this holy work in your own context.