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This includes: prayers, sermons, hymns, plays and liturgies.

Creation Time: 1 Sep-4 Oct: Material

Lower down are the resources prepared in the UK for Creation Time 2017. This year it follows the theme “Journeying with God”, linking to the UN international year of sustainable tourism for development. It explores God’s invitation to join us in the journey of faith leading us into care for all creation.

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Posted in Worship Materials


Kingship, Stewardship or Kinship

From Kingship to Kinship

Peter Grimwood reflects:-

 

For Green Christians and, let’s face it, for everyone how we understand our connection to creation and to the creator is the key question. There seem to be three ways of thinking about this which I would summarise as:

                               kingship,    

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Posted in Opinion, Sermons


Green Communion 5 Feb

St John’s, Hartley Wintney is launching its participation in Eco Church on Sunday 5th February. Both services that day will celebrate the beauty of the world and commit the church to care for the earth using the Eco Church scheme.

  • Other churches holding Green Communions include:
  • Derby Cathedral on 5 Feb
  • St John’s,

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Posted in Worship Materials


Sermon Luke 12: 32- 40 A sermon for Joy in Enough – Good News for the “anxious middle”

It is often said that the gospel has a bias to the poor but reading Luke 12:32-40   alongside Luke 12:13-21 what I detect is good news for the anxious middle. Those who have something to sell but are worried about the value of what they have to sell,

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Posted in JiEResources, Sermons


Earthcare – to tune of The Skye Boat Song

(See Hymn Index for other green hymns)

Chorus ……
Care for the planet that cradles our life, beautiful mystery:
Spark from the sun, flung out into space; part of our galaxy.

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Why are we here?  Will we survive?  Questions of origin;

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Posted in Hymns


For life we rejoice – New Hymn

(See Hymn Index for other green hymns)

Tune: Laudate Dominum (O Praise Ye the Lord)

 

For life we rejoice;
A gift from God’s hand.
Creation gives voice;
The seas, skies and land.
Each proton, electron,
Each neutron and quark,

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Posted in Hymns


Green Guardians – New hymn – good for children

Green Guardians (with children in mind)

Tune: All Things Bright And Beautiful

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small;
God made us to keep them safe,
so let’s protect them all.

1.      Each little flower that opens
feeds bees and butterflies,

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Posted in Hymns


O, Lord we know that you made everything

(See Hymn Index for other green hymns)

Tune: Peel Castle, Hymns and Psalms 346

This hymn by Win Walters won first prize in the local section for the 2016 Settle Methodist Circuit Hymn Competition: Theme: The God of Creation.

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Posted in Hymns


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