From the 1st of September to the Feast of St Francis on 4th October churches around the world will be marking Creation Time. This is a time to “be dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change”. (3rd European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu, Romania in 2007).
Creation Time 2018 follows the theme “Passing our Planet on” linking to Scotland’s Year of Young People and also to the theme of the Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering in April 2018. It reflects on our planet passing on from one generation to the next, and the gifts given us by God to support and guide us in our care for creation.
It comes from an ecumenical writing group, with contributors from the Church of Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church, the Salvation Army, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the United Reformed Church. Readings from the Gospel of Mark are emphasised, which appear in the Revised Common Lectionary in September.
The resources are available here