Ocean Month

From our Simpler Living Creation Care ministry

Action: National Ocean Month/From Creation Justice Ministries

June 1 marked the start of Ocean Month, a time when we step back to appreciate God’s marine creation and take action to protect it.  When we think of God’s creation, it is easy to imagine forests and other green spaces we spend more time in, but the ocean doesn’t always come to mind. This month, let’s spend some time meditating on the mystery and majestic creation that is the Ocean and all that God created within it.

Go to creationjustice.org and scroll down to Take Action to advocate for increased Federal funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Prayer for Our Oceans

Gracious God, you love the world you created in all its wild, beautiful, and ever-evolving diversity. We know, as the Psalmist says, that “The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it” .  Amid so many assaults to the web of life, help us to cherish what the Psalmist calls “the great and wide sea with its living things too many to number, / creatures both small and great” (. Help us, we pray, to protect our magnificent ocean as a precious, unique, and fragile part of the “great and wide sea” that ultimately belongs to you, our loving God.  Amen.

Adapted from a prayer by Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
Psalm 24:1

Psalm 104:26

And for a little R&R….

EDSD Summer Environmental Film series
Settle in for a virtual film and discussion fest one Wednesday each month this summer! The EDSD Environmental Summer Environmental Film Festival will be held from 7 – 8:30 pm on June 22, July 27, and August 24.   Enjoy all, two or just one: EDSD.org

6/22 Cooked: Survival by Zip Code (1 hr 19 min) CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

7/27 Intelligent Trees CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

Church Forests of Ethiopia CLICK HERE to watch

8/24 Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

Beginning with a prayer at 7:00 pm, we’ll stream the films online, and add a twenty-minute discussion to each film.  Free registration for one or more of the films is available through the diocese.

This EDSD Creation Care series is sponsored by Christ Church, St Bart’s, St Paul’s Cathedral, and St Mary’s-in-the-Valley.  For more information, contact dianelopezhughes@gmail.com.

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