September 4 - First Sunday in Creation: Ocean Sunday | Holy Communion
Job 38:1-18; Psalm 104:1-9, 24-26;
Ephesians 1:3-10; Luke 5:1-11
September 11 - Second Sunday in Creation: Flora and Fauna Sunday
Job 39:1-8, 26-30; Psalm 104:14-23;
1 Corinthians 1:10-23; Luke 12:22-31
September 18 - Third Sunday in Creation: Storm Sunday
Job 28:20-27; Psalm 29; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; Luke 8:22-25
September 25 - Fourth Sunday in Creation: Cosmos Sunday (Social Justice Sunday)
Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 148;
Colossians 1:15-20; John 6:41-51
Guest Preacher Rev Nicholas Rundle
Season of Creation
In September, we will be celebrating the Season of Creation. In the Christian tradition, the year is divided into periods which focus on different aspects of our faith, for example, Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. These are called “seasons.” About 15 years ago, a proposal was made to add a new season, The Season of Creation, in which the focus is on God as Creator. The proposal originated in Adelaide and was championed by Norm Habel. The idea caught on and now the Season of Creation is a worldwide phenomenon, crossing denominational boundaries.
Each Sunday in the Season of Creation has a particular aspect of creation associated with it. We are invited to imagine participating in the worship of God with or in fellowship with the particular aspect of Creation that week. Sharing worship with another is a mark of unity. This means that each week in the Season of Creation, we are recognizing our common unity with all creation as we worship the Creator.
The Season begins on September 1st and includes four Sundays linked with aspects of Creation. There is an option for a traditional blessing of the animals on the fifth Sunday, in conjunction with the celebration of St Francis of Assisi Day (October 4). We won’t be taking that opportunity this year.
Rev Dr Peter Trudinger
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