Season of Creation: Series Overview

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SERIES OVERVIEW

For the month of September, this worship series will focus thematically on the Lectionary readings from Jeremiah. In the life of the local church, September can be a hectic month: many parishioners are squeezing in their last vacation around Labor Day; while at the same time, many church choirs are resuming their standard schedule, and Christian Education usually has some kind of kick-off (i.e. “Rally Day”). This collection of readings from the book of Jeremiah will be certain to challenge us as we to re-assimilate to the rhythm of a more robust church activity life.

The overarching narrative we see in the Jeremiah readings is a movement from humanity’s waywardness (Weeks 1 through 3), to repentance (Week 4), to renewal (Week 5). If confession is not a regular practice in your congregation, consider incorporating it each week throughout the series. To showcase the diversity of practices that relate to confession, consider varying the approaches, styles, and themes of confession each week.