Creation Care

Episcopal Earth Day 2022

April 20, 2022
Creation Care

This year, Earth Day is celebrated on Friday, April 22nd. Episcopalians are invited to commemorate it on Sunday, April 24th 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 creation@episcopalchurch.org

The Episcopal Call to Climate Action

How is climate change impacting people and places around the world, especially the most vulnerable? What is our call as Episcopalians to protect the earth, our fragile island home? This four-minute film features voices from the Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop’s Delegation to the United Nations Climate Conference COP26 in November 2021. To learn more about Episcopal climate change advocacy at the United Nations, or to get involved, visit our COP26 website

Liturgical Resources for Honoring God in Creation:  

Earth Day 2022 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 2022 Weathering the Storm: Faithful Climate Resilience 

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 Weathering the Storm: Faithful Climate Resiliency. Download the resource here. 

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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Contact:
The Rev. Melanie Mullen

Director, Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care

Contact:
Phoebe Chatfield

Associate for Creation Care and Justice