Earth Day Sunday

 

Celebrate Earth Day Sunday or other Creation Care Worship Services

The earth sitting in long grassIn the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) hymnals (including the new hymnal Glory to God), Book of Common Worship, Directory for Worship, and other worship planning tools, there are many great resources that name ways that all Creation praises God’s name, and how we can give thanks to God for the wonder and beauty of the world around us. Explore these traditional, good tools and find out what rich resources exist already in our church!


Earth Day Sunday book cover
Each year, Creation Justice Ministries offers Christian education materials to equip faith communities to protect, restore, and more rightly share God’s creation. The 2021 theme is “A New Heaven and a New Earth” comes from 2 Peter 3:12-13, which calls us to “…look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.” This day will bring about “…a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells,” but it will not come on its own. This resource focuses on health, environmental racism, and eco-justice. Earth Day is April 22, 2021 and you can celebrate Earth Day Sunday with your congregation any time in April. Download the PDF here.

Earth Day Sunday Archives and Other Worship Resources

Use the links below for materials to examine past Earth Day themes with your congregation.


Helpful Websites (hymns, scripture selections, sermons and more)


Webinars on Eco-Justice Worship


January 26, 2015 webinar moderated by Ashley Goff (Church of the Pilgrims, Washington D.C.), a showcase of liturgical practices


Explore with worship leaders Neddy Astudillo, Claudio Carvalhaes, and Rob Mark what eco-justice worship can look like in various contexts: click here to watch the November 2013 webinar (on YouTube).