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23 Apr

Festival of God’s Creation

A Great Thanksgiving for Festival of God’s Creation

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Yours the blessing, yours the praise,
from the unimaginable silence before the big bang,
beyond the farthest reaches of time and space our instruments may ever find,
from infinity to infinity, everlasting to everlasting,
you are God, boundless in love and power.

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Prayer of Confession for Earth Day and the Festival of God’s Creation

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The observance of the Festival of Creation (the Sunday closest to Earth Day) celebrates God's gift of the earth, our planetary home. 

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Earth Day Resources

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The observance of Earth Day celebrates God's gift of the earth, our planetary home. 

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Heaven Waits With Eager Longing

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Here is a new text for Earth Day and the Festival of God's Creation. "Heaven Waits with Eager Longing" is rooted in Romans 8:19, Psalm 19:1, and Psalm 24:1, which affirm that creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God, that the heavens are telling the glory of God, and that the earth is the Lord's and all that is in it. It is set to the familiar tune REGENT SQUARE.  

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Music for Earth Day and the Festival of God’s Creation

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Resources from The United Methodist Hymnal, Worship and Song, The Faith We Sing, and The Upper Room Worshipbook.

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Propers for a Great Thanksgiving for the Festival of Creation Sunday

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The structure of this Great Thanksgiving is based on Word and Table II from The United Methodist Hymnal (1989). Below are pieces to add to that prayer with indications where to add each.  

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Religion and Ecology Forum ’ Keynote Address (video)

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William A. Means, Oglala Lakota LeaderRespondent: Rebecca O. Johnson, Director of Cooperative Economics for Women 

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