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April 1, 2016

Earth Sunday Worship

April 17 or 24, 2016

Care for God's Creatures

God told Job to go to animals for wisdom, "Ask the beasts, and let them teach you; and the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you" (12:7) and remonstrated Job with the details of how God created all that is (38-39). Jesus lifts up God's care for the birds of the air to demonstrate God's certain care for humans (Matthew 6:26-30). Perhaps humans were created last in Genesis and added last to the praise chorus in Psalm 148 to remind us, as Job was reminded, that we are not the center of the universe.

Creation Justice Ministries Earth Sunday 2016 Resource includes worship resources, Bible study material, and invitations to take action by creating habitats and getting loud on social media for animals.

Interfaith Power and Light

'"Faith Climate Action Week" will encompass nine days in April surrounding Earth Day. The theme is "Paris And Beyond" and will focus on how achieving the climate protection goals in the Paris Agreement require action from all of us. In addition to sample sermons on caring for Creation and the climate, IPL will have resources and links for outdoor activities, films, music, service projects, postcards for policy makers, and more to help involve and educate your congregation on how to protect the climate.

From Green Chalice.

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