Celebrate Earth Day Sunday or other Creation Care Worship Services
In 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!
Each year, Creation Justice Ministries offers Christian education materials to equip faith communities to protect, restore, and more rightly share God’s creation. The 2023 theme is “Sowing Seeds-Prophetic Action To Climate-Changed Lands” This resource provides stories from people committed to caring for our planet through the food system, reflections, sermon starters, prayers and more to guide you and your congregation in faithful action. Earth Day is April 22 and you can celebrate Earth Day Sunday with your congregation any time in April, or throughout the year. 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.
- 2022: Weathering the Storm
- 2021: A New Heaven and a New Earth
- 2020: The Fierce Urgency of Now
- 2019 The Next Generation Rises
- 2018 Sense of Place
- 2017 Environmental Justice with Indigenous Peoples
- Earth Day Sunday 2016, “Caring for God’s Creatures”
- Earth Day Sunday 2015 “Have You Anything Here to Eat: Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate” find the Presbyterian version of this food and climate Earth Day Sunday resource here! Also, find a great corresponding climate & food poster, from the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
- Earth Day Sunday resource, 2013 – Sunday Morning Sustainability: Eco-Justice Impacts and Opportunities
Helpful Websites (hymns, scripture selections, sermons and more)
- Presbyterians for Earth Care (includes Presbyterian Hymnal list of hymns and a list of Scripture passages)
- Creation Justice Ministries (includes annual Earth Day Sunday resources)
- Eco-Justice Ministries
- Earth Ministry
- Green Faith
- Interfaith Power and Light
- Season of Creation
- Let All Creation Praise
- Presbyterian Hunger Program’s Environmental Ministries Advent and Lent daily calendars for congregations and individuals
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).