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Celebrate Earth Day with Us

Earth Sunday is the day we stand in awe of God's creation and rejoice in how God made our Earth. As we give voice to praise we understand how God made us and our place in creation. "Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, you morning stars; Praise him, high heaven, praise him, heavenly rain clouds; Praise, oh let them praise the name of God--he spoke the word, and there they were! He set them in place from all time to eternity; He gave orders, and that's it!" Psalm 148 The Message Bible.

Get Ready to care for Creation on Earth Sunday!

Churches can celebrate by:

Prayer for the Diversity of Life

Adam named creatures brought to him by God, and their names were preserved in human memory and language. The Lord preserved animal life by means of the ark to carry Noah, his family and the created order. The Lord preserved life by the Spirit, when God's Spirit was put on all 'flesh' after Jesus was raised from the dead. We who share this prayer ask God to help us embrace Your vision for preserving all created life and never forget the richness that is your creation. Amen.

Using a local or organic wine at the Communion Table Cultivating a heritage or community garden at your church Giving nature a 'spring cleaning' along a riverbank, or park Involving your congregation in a green church service Presenting an eco-justice sermon Collecting recyclable or compostable material at church Participating in a community tree planting event Using an environmentally friend youth curriculum Presenting your concerns to political officials Supporting a Tree Canopy to protect against the ozone layer depletion and reduce climate change

The Tree Canopy needs your help...

"Ontario's forests have declined due to urban development" Report Cards 2001:
Upper Thames River Watershed

"The increased presence of pathways, sidewalks and public street trees in the immediate neighbourhood each significantly increase the likelihood that one will walk..." Healthy City Active London

*Earth Sunday is April 21, 2013, the Sunday closest to Earth Day.