The World Council of Churches has declared 1 September to 4 October as the Season of Creation.
From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world are praying and caring for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation”. The beginning and the end date of Season of Creation are linked with the concern for creation in the Eastern and the Western traditions of Christianity, respectively.
The Uniting Church has developed some wonderful resources for us to use in our worship and devotional life which you can find here.
During September three Congregations in Geelong are working together to highlight the blessing of God’s creation and our call to care for it.
The Congregations are Wesley, Western Heights and ourselves at St Lukes. This idea was initiated by the environment groups of each congregation.
This will take the form of three services which will be shared around the three churches. In practise this means for us at St Luke’s as follows:
Paul and our environment team will be celebrating the cosmos; and encouraging us to stop and wonder at God’s amazing universe of which we are a part.
Rev. Denis Tomlins and the team from Wesley will visit and focus on caring for flora and fauna.
The team from Western Heights will visit and be celebrating the gift of water and our need to care for it.
(The St Luke’s team will visit Western Heights on the 18th and Wesley on the 25th.)