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Thematic Section: Mixed bag to think, sing, play & make - at any time of year
Stilling video thematic catalogue 40+ varied items less than 2mins 20: natural scenes with slow action, to begin a service, or time of prayer.
Same resources arranged in a different way.
We recommend the use of the choices suggested via Trinity College, in which Eco-Congregation Scotland trustee Iain McLarty is fully involved. Each week will have some additional items too, and perhaps some new words to old tunes.
Since 1989, the ‘Season of Creation’, ‘Creation Time’, or ‘Creationtide’ has grown to be a lively global and ecumenical movement in Christian churches, dedicating the Sundays of September and the first in October (closest to St Francis’ Day, 4th October) to worship, prayer, reflection and action on the Commission of the Risen Christ, to bring Good News to All Creation. (Mark 16:15). It’s a chance to celebrate what it means to be Church against the real, urgent and increasing threat of climate and other environmental crises. And to rediscover the meaning of a distinctive human calling of justice, care, guidance and partnership with - as well as dependence on - fellow creatures with whom we share so much.
Our original resources, gathered and curated in Scotland, working with Scottish churches and in fellowship with the global movement, respond with hope and openness to the God-given witness of trustworthy peer-reviewed science. Vital too are the experiences of our sisters and brothers in Christ in Scotland and around the world, (see thematic section) of changes more brutal and far-reaching than we imagined. There’s never been a more compelling reason for prayer; for the Christian claim on hope beyond hope. And the joy and deepening of faith we’ve seen amongst the most committed congregations in the EcoCongregation Scotland movement, sharing stories and encouraging each other, especially as we gather on Sunday, offering worship and receiving nourishment from our Creator.
Our resources fully support the continued use of the Revised Common Lectionary, with every passage covered, as well as ‘thematic’ material which can be used at any time of year. For the Season is ‘training’ in discerning and recycling the strong green threads re-woven every new day through the whole of our faith, as creatures of a loving and sustaining God.
Includes: material from
Rt Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Rev Tessa Henry-Gordon, General Assembly Moderators of the CofS and URC. Rev Mark Slaney Methodist Chair for Scotland & Shetland; Val Brown, Head of Christian Aid Scotland; Marian Pallister, Chair of Pax Christi Scotland; Rev Dr Rachel Mash, Environmental Coordinator of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman; Rev Kathy Galloway, Iona Community ; Rev Dr Urzula Glienecke, Associate Chaplain, University of Edinburgh; Rev Andy Braunston, URC Minister for Digital Worship; Fintan Hurley: Scientist and ECS Board member, Revs Justin Taylor (Guernsey) and Jenny Adam (Duffus, Spynie & Hopeman), who are part of ‘Church of Scotland: Net Zero’. (Jenny is also a Board member). John Collings, URC Lay Preacher & ECS Board Member; Paul Haringman, Acorn National Director - Scotland; Rev Gillean Richmond, CofS Minister in Troon (who underwent a placement with the EcoChaplaincy as part of her preparation for ministry) . From the Scottish Episcopal institute: Rev Roberta Ritson (now in URC ministry) and Pat Ellison; Charlie Meiklejohn: Worker with Christian Aid Scotland; Dr Pat Bennett, Iona Community, Rev Rory MacLeod, Skye CofS. Rev. Daimon Mkandawire Mission Secretary - Ecology and Economy at Council for World Mission; Rosalind Hine, St Andrews Churches Network, Barbara Doyle, (Perthshire Methodists).Cartoons including the dilemmas of living a Green Christian life, from Lorna Hutcheon of St Andrews .
Location reflection for this Sunday