Creation Care

Earth Day 2024 – Episcopal Church

February 2, 2024
Creation Care

This year, Earth Day is celebrated on Monday, April 22nd. Episcopalians are invited to commemorate it on Sunday, April 21st or any Sunday this spring by praying, preaching, and taking action to care for God’s creation. 

Share your Story: 

Episcopal Earth Day 2024: 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 #EarthDay2024 #CreationCare #EpiscopalClimate.  

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Liturgical Resources for Honoring God in Creation:  

Earth Day 2024 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,  
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.

Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, from the Liturgical Materials for Honoring God in Creation

Earth Day Sunday 2024 – Plastic Jesus: Real Faith in a Synthetic World

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 Plastic Jesus: Real Faith in a Synthetic WorldDownload the resource here. 

Faith Climate Action Week with Interfaith Power & Light:

Interfaith Power & Light invites participation in Faith Climate Action Week, April 19 – 28, 2024. Faith Climate Action Week is ten days in April during Earth Month when IPL congregations focus on how we can all take action to protect our climate. This year’s theme is
Common Ground: Cultivating Connections between Food, Faith, and Climate. Your congregation is invited to participate via sermons, worship services, educational events, or hands-on-action to show that people of faith are leading the way to heal our climate, and to add your events to the national map. Sign up here.

Preaching Earth Day Sunday:

Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community is a popular podcast hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. This special episode on Preaching Earth Day focuses on the texts for Proper 6, “Called to Be Partners in the Care of Creation” from The Episcopal Church’s “Honoring God in Creation” supplemental liturgical materials, with guests The Rev. Phil Hooper, SMMS, who serves as associate priest at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern Indiana, and the Rev. Jazzy Bostock, who is a kanaka maoli woman serving St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church and Maluhia Lutheran Church in Waianae, Hawaii. Listen here or on your favorite podcast platform!

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.  

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The Rev. Melanie Mullen

Director, Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care

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Phoebe Chatfield

Associate for Creation Care and Justice

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