It’s June Now, But Plan for September 1st!

Date posted: Saturday 01 June 2019

One certainly hates to rush through what seems as the all too brief summer in Minnesota, but by the time thoughts turn to fall, fall is already upon us. Now is the time to do some planning for a special celebration before Labor Day and before a return to the fall schedule of beginning Sunday church school and adult education in your congregation.


Sunday, September 1st is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The day is celebrated by churches worldwide and many denominations. The most basic, powerful, and counter-cultural thing we, in the United States, can do for God's creation is pray! This special day kicks off a “Season of Creation,” a time of prayer and action which lasts a month and four days, culminating on the feast day of St. Francis, October 4th.


The website for World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation has many resources you may use. (I particularly appreciated the hymn “God, You Made Your Good Creation” by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette who has granted permission for its one-time use in worship.)  Check it out at:


The Creation Justice community is diverse. We have many different ways of praying. Whether you will be taking time on September 1 to go on a meditation nature walk, celebrate liturgy in community, engage with scripture, speak sacred words aloud, or sing your prayers, it matters. Thanks for joining us in prayer!


Vernita Kennen
Incarnation Lutheran, Shoreview