LECANZ is cooperating with the LCANZ’s Commission on Worship to provide resources for the 2023 Season of Creation. We’ll put a link here (not yet available) when these resources are available on the LCANZ’s Worship Planning Page.
Additionally, we’ll provide links below to resources from other sites, both national and international, from various denominations as these become available.
Introduction to the 2023 Season Let Justice and Peace Flow. This is a link to the 2023 launch video from the Season of Creation international steering committee.
2023 International Celebration Guide, including a liturgy for an interdenominational Prayer Service. This should be available June 2023. In the meantime, you can look at last year’s guide here.
Some sermons, lectionary commentaries, music suggestions, etc. for various Earthcare themes are available from the American “Lutherans Restoring Creation” site here.
The international steering committee suggests a yearly theme: Let Justice and Peace Flow in 2023, Listen to the Voice of Creation in 2022, etc. These themes are very helpful for those celebrating the Season of Creation in a single worship service, perhaps titled Creation Care Sunday, sometime in the month-long Sermon, complemented by other activities throughout the month.
An alternative way to celebrate the season of creation is through a three year cycle of 3 yearly series of 4 Sunday themes following the three-year lectionary cycle: Year A – the Spirit in Creation ( Forest, Land, Wilderness, River Sundays), Year B – the Word in Creation (Planet Earth, Humanity, Sky, Mountain Sundays), Year C – Wisdom in Creation (Ocean, Flora and Fauna, Ocean, Cosmos Sundays), plus Blessings of the Animals services on the 5th Sunday of the Season each year. Dr Norm Habel and colleagues have developed an extensive set of liturgical and worship resources around this three year cycle which are available on the website seasonofcreation.com.