Mar 30, 2017

Worship Resources for Earth Day (April 22)

If your congregation is planning on observing Earth Day (April 22) this year, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank offers a variety of helpful worship resources on that theme.

There are three full-length worship services for Earth Day on that website. I’ve listed them here, along with their key scripture passages.

To access these services, just click on the links below.

Psalm 104       
    “When you send forth your spirit, they are created,
    and you renew the face of the ground.”
Isaiah 65:17-25
    “For I am about to create a new heavens and a new earth….”
John 1:1-14     
    “All things came into being through him….”
Colossians 1:13-20
    “Through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things,
    whether on earth or in heaven,
    by making peace through the blood of his cross.”
Revelation 21:1-8
    “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth….”

Genesis 9:8-17
    God’s covenant with Noah
Isaiah 42:5-8
    I have given you as a covenant to the people
Jeremiah 31:31-34
    A new covenant, written on hearts instead of stone
2 Corinthians 3
    Ministers of a new covenant, acting with boldness
Psalm 8
    Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth
Matthew 13:1-9
    Parable of the farmer

Genesis 1:1-2:4
    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth….
Psalm 8
    O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth….
John 1:1-5
    In the beginning was the Word….
Colossians 1:15-23
    For in Him, all things in heaven and on earth were created….

You can also find a variety of individual prayers and worship elements related to creation care on that website. Just visit the Worship Resources pages, and use the search function.