This year, Ascension is joining with churches around Canada and throughout the world in observing the Season of Creation from Sept. 1 to Oct. 11 (Actually, the rest of the world usually stops on the Feast of St. Francis, Oct. 4, but Canadians include Thanksgiving!). During these weeks, we will focus our prayers and our learning on upholding the baptismal commitment to strive to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain, and renew the life of the Earth.
Sunday Morning Highlights
Sunday, Sept. 15—We welcome guest preacher, Karri Munn-Venn, Senior Policy Analyst at Citizens for Public Justice to our service
Sunday, Sept. 29—Our service includes prayers of healing for ourselves and the earth. Laying on of hands and anointing will be available.
Sunday, Oct. 6—Blessing of the Animals
Story at the Rectory
On Thursdays from 7:30 to 9pm, Story at the Rectory will be reading A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague. The book (hardcopy or e-book) costs about $15, but don’t let money stop you—speak to Rhonda if you need a little help. A free study guide is available and will help us structure our conversations.
On September 5, we’ll be looking at Part One, Chapters 1 and 2.
A New Climate Theology Schedule of Readings
Sept. 5: Part One—The Science and its Significance for Theology
Sept. 19: Part Two—Exploring God and the World within Climate Change
Oct. 3:Part Three—Serving God and Living in the City within Climate Change
Oct. 17: Part 4—Despair and Hope within Climate Change