The ELCIC invites members and congregations to join with Christians of various traditions in a Season of Creation a part of your worship experience from September 1 to October 4.
2020 Season of Creation Devotions
ELCIC, Anglican Church of Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, and The Epsicopal Church leaders have prepared a series of devotions to observe the Season of Creation 2020.
Read the full article on the Season of Creation devotions.
Annual celebration guide
Devotion series prepared by the Full Communion Heads of Churches
Register as an ELCIC Greening Faith Community
Daily action challenges
Download a calendar and prayer ideas
Call for stronger climate action by signing the For the Love of Creation
Sacred Pause Discussion Guide
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September 1st was proclaimed as a day of prayer for the environment by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I in 1989. The Orthodox church year starts that day with a commemoration of how God created the world. On October 4, Lutherans, Roman Catholics and other churches from the Western traditions commemorate Francis of Assisi, known to many as the author of the Canticle of the Creatures.
The proposal to celebrate a Season of Creation during these five weeks was made by the Third European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu in 2007. The following year, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee invited churches to observe Season of Creation through prayers and actions. In 2015, Pope Francis has designated September 1st as a World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation for the worldwide Roman Catholic Church as well. In some circles, Season of Creation has also previously been known as Time for Creation.