Healing our hearts, healing the land: An ecumenical Earth Day service

Because Earth Day – April 22 – lands on a Saturday this year, we have a wonderful opportunity to organize events that build community, strengthen our spirits, and provide opportunities to clean up our corner of the world.

Photo credit: Robert A. Jonas

The Creation Care Leadership Circle of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts invites congregations in our diocese and beyond to gather outdoors in a place that needs healing – maybe a city park, riverbank, or stretch of woods. Bring whatever tools you need (e.g., gloves, trash bags, rakes, shovels).

We’ve created a simple, ecumenical outdoor liturgy that can be adapted to your own needs and location. “Healing Our Hearts, Healing the Land” is a 90-minute, family-friendly liturgy that includes time for walking, outdoor cleanup, and prayer. It could be followed by lunch or refreshments. Invite the public!

You can download the service here.

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