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Contact information:

Episcopal Ecological Network
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446 Cottage Grove East

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Additional Liturgies

The writings, music, and traditions of our Christian faith are rich in seasonal and natural reflection.  The Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN) seeks to provide as many different service options that congregations can use for various occasions.  As additional services become available to us, they will be posted below.

All entries are provided without any endorsement on the part of the EpEN.  You may need to receive permission from your Diocesan Bishop or other judicatory authority before using these services in your congregation. The originating parish or clergyperson may enjoy hearing from you if your congregation uses their work.

The list is broken down into Service Bulletins, Other Liturgies (including proposed prayers from the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music), and Related Materials.

 

Service Bulletins

Related Materials

Service Bulletins for A Creation Series in Pentecost 2008 (Proper 23 through 29, Year A) from St. Mary’s By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, Point Pleasant, NJ.

Service Bulletins for three Celtic Eucharist Services from St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA:

Service Bulletin for Celtic Eucharist (Easter 2, Year A) from Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Phoenix, AZ. (PDF)
Service Bulletin for Blessing of the Animals (October 8, 1995) from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chatham, NJ. Done as the first service of a Creation Cycle. (PDF)
Service Bulletin for the a final Sunday in the Creation Cycle (November 25, 1995) from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chatham, NJ (PDF)
A Creation Season Service of Holy Eucharist from the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission and authorized for use in the Diocese by the Rt. Rev. James L. Jelinek, Bishop of Minnesota
An Order of Service for Eucharist in Creation Season from the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission
An Order of Service for Morning Prayer in Creation Season from the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission
Eucharist Service from Christ in Nature Retreat, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, June 2007

 

Creation Season in Pentecost 2012 (Proper 22 through 25, Year B) with a focus on "humans interacting/reconciling with 'this fragile Earth, our Island home.'"
Creation Season in Easter Season 2011 and other times (Easter 2 through Easter 7, Year A; and other times you may wish to use them) with a focus on six themes (oceans, the land, rivers, forest, underground, arctic/the poles) that are not tightly tied to the lectionary.
Creation Season in Pentecost 2009 (Proper 22 through 25, Year B) with a focus on "this fragile Earth, our Island home."
Creation Season in Pentecost 2008 (Proper 22 through 25, Year A) entitled "Special Recognition of the Place of Food in our Lives" from the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission.
Creation Season during Easter 2008 (March 30 through May 4, 2008) – Easter 2 through 7, Year A with a focus on water from the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission.
Creation Season in Pentecost 2006 (October 1 through November 5, 2006) – Proper 21 through 26 Year B, Standard Lectionary with a focus on the spirituality of food production from the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission.
Reflections on an Ecumenical Season of Creation (2005) written for Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago by the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission.
A look at Creation Cycle Vestments Information about Hangings and Vestments from the Rev. Franklin Vilas. (PDF)
Season of Creation 2012 from the Environmental Network of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Season of Creation 2014 from the Anglican Church of South Africa
Environmental Network. This season Season has five themes: Climate change, Eco-justice, Water, Creation and Redemption, and
Biodiversity.

 

Other Episcopal Liturgies

Additional Creation Season Liturgies may be found online at:
Honoring of God in Creation as proposed as Resolution 2012-A053 for approval at the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church (2012). These prayers were sent back to committee for "perfection" and resubmission in 2015.
Earthcare Liturgy from Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team, Trinity Epsicopal Church, Lawrence KS (PDF)
A Rogation Procession from the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission and authorized for use in the Diocese by the Rt. Rev. James L. Jelinek, Bishop of Minnesota
Rogation Liturgy from the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission and authorized for use in the Diocese by the Rt. Rev. James L. Jelinek, Bishop of Minnesota
A Litany of Thanksgiving for Creation for use on Earth Day and uahtorized for use in the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota by the Rt. Rev. Michael Smith, Bishop of North Dakota (PDF)
Prayers for World Environment Day 2012. From the Anglican Communion Environmental Network for the Southern African Faith Communities Environmental Institute. (PDF).

Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice: A Liturgy
From the Lutheran Earthkeeping Network of the Synods Website

Creation Time Liturgies
From the European Christian Environmental Network Website

Selected Creation Season Liturgies
From the Season of Creation Website, an ecumenical website with many options to select from.

Season of Creation: An Invitation to Worship
From the Web of Creation Website, with links to Liturgies for Years B and C.

If you have liturgies or other service materials that you would like to have listed, please send them to info[@eenonline.org] (Please remove the square brackets before sending the e-mail).

 

 

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The EpEN is a national network of active lay and clergy persons within the Episcopal Church, USA, who share a common concern for the environment and a common belief in the presence of God in all Creation and who work to make these concerns and beliefs known throughout all Provinces and Dioceses within the church. Members come from around the Episcopal Church, USA. The activities of the EpEN are focused on the areas of Reflection, Education, and Action. 

If you would like to contact any of these groups or to find out more about the EpEN, please click on the links on the left.

 

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