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Check out these additional resources and history of the Season of Creation!

The season’s origins go back to 1989 when Patriarch Dimitrios I proclaimed September 1stas a day of prayer for creation for the Orthodox.  It has grown since then with more and more Christians supporting the movement, especially Lutherans! 

The Lutheran World Federation says “this liturgical season of prayer and action is an opportunity to affirm LWF’s commitment to address a central crisis of our time – climate change.  Echoing our governing body decisions since 1977, the Twelfth LWF Assembly affirmed ‘that the global ecological crisis, including climate change is, human-induced.  It is a spiritual matter.  As people of faith, we are called to live in right relationship with creation and not exhaust it.’” (

The ELCA has a long history of emphasizing the care of creation.  Our Social Statement Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice was adopted by the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in 1993.  Over the years we have taken more and more steps to care for creation.  In 2016 our Churchwide Assembly passed the resolution, “Toward a Responsible Energy Future.”  Here you can find a link to a 2018 letter from Bishop Eaton on our call to care for creation:

Today the season of creation brings together the 2.2 billion Christians who call this Earth home!  It is supported by many of our governing bodies including the ELCA and Lutheran World Federation.  You can learn more here:

Our September worship services are a blend of resources from the 2023 Season of Creation Celebration Guide ( and the liturgies provided by (