Worship Series Begins July 4
We pray, as Jesus taught us, for God’s will to be done on earth, as in heaven. God has assigned us to a place of privilege and responsibility. But if we are truly to be God’s hands at work caring for creation, we seemed to be falling short. This terrestrial home of ours is changing in some truly profound and ever-increasing ways. And we seem to be the problem.
The effects of climate change on this planet continue to be one of the most pressing concerns for our time. As people of faith, we trust that God’s creative and redemptive love for creation will inspire us to action and sustain us as we work. Over these five weeks, we’ll wrestle together with what it means to be called as co-creators with God in this endeavor.
Sunday, July 4
Air & Sky
Focus Text: Proverbs 8:22-31 & Genesis 1:6-8a
During this past year we have discovered how much we as humans impact the air we breath. As the world shut down, air pollution declined and the air became purer. Likewise, as wildfires burn, we experience the smoky haze thousands of miles away. How is God calling us to care for the air around us?
Sunday, July 11
Focus Text: Proverbs 8:22-31 & Genesis 1:1-5a, 2:4b-6, 10
The creation narratives confirm that the primary building blocks of creation itself begin with water and God’s very breath. Subsequently, the vitality of creation is directly tied to the health of the waters that cover and flow through the world. But have we forgotten or perhaps even blocked the breath of God from continuing to be a force of the planet’s wellness?
Sunday, July 18
Focus Text: Proverbs 8:22-31 & Genesis 1:9-13
From mountains to plains, forests to prairies, we experience the topography of the land God created and entrusted to our care. From farming to recreation, we appreciate how the earth nurtures all that is green and growing.
Sunday, July 25
Focus Text: Proverbs 8:22-31 & Genesis 1:20-27
When God created the creatures of the air, water, and land, God called them “good.” And when God created humans, part of our call is to tend to the goodness of creation, to partner with our non-human planet partners. What does the creation story tell us about our responsibility to our fellow creatures?
Sunday, August 1
Heavens & Earth
Focus Text: Proverbs 8:22-31 & Genesis 1:14-18
“Earth and all stars, loud rushing planets…” we sing praise for God’s creation. Looking up at the sky on a dark, clear night, we begin to grasp how vast the universe is in which we live.