children with an opportunity to participate in a service honoring
God’s creation by carrying baskets of fresh, local produce, a
pitcher of water, a bowl of soil, a basket of bread, and a lively
plant, into the sanctuary at some point in the service like during the
processional, offertory, or children’s moment.
During a children’s sermon or class, children
could be led in planting seeds in small pots for a home or
During a children’s sermon, give thanks to God for
the varied parts of creation—animals, plants, air, water, land,
etc. While thanking God for a particular animal, give a child a picture
of that animal to hold up in front of the congregation. Do this for
each part of creation for which you give thanks. (Idea from St. Mark
Consider placing enlarged photos and/or posters of creation scenes in the entry way of your worship space.
Placing live plants and flowers in the entry way of the church or sanctuary.
Show segments of a film, such as Kilowatt Ours or Renewal, during your sermon or worship service.
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
Earth Ministry Liturgy
Environmental Stewardship Commission
Evangelical Environmental Network
Season of Creation
Web of Creation
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