by Libby Krahling

LCANZ congregations are being encouraged to hold a special service on 3 September to mark the start of the ‘Season of Creation’ and new worship resources have been launched for this occasion.

An ecumenical response to the environmental crisis impacting the world, the Season of Creation is a time of prayer and action for the environment. It is celebrated from 1 September to 4 October as an alternative to the regular time after Pentecost. Each year the event has a particular themed focus connected with an aspect of the environment, to raise awareness and inspire responsible environmental action. The 2023 theme is ‘Let Justice and Peace Flow’, based on Amos 5:24.


The LCA Season of Creation worship resources, launched by the church’s Commission on Worship in collaboration with Lutheran Earth Care Australia and New Zealand, endeavour to point God’s people to the hope that we have in the midst of environmental chaos – Christ as the redeemer of the world, who sustains all things by his powerful word and will make all things new.

There are two suites of resources congregations can choose from: the first is more foundational and general in nature and could be used in any year, while the second suite has been tailored for the 2023 theme.

To view the LCA Season of Creation resources, visit the Seasonal Resources page,

For more information about the Season of Creation, visit the Season of Creation website at

Libby Krahling is Commission on Worship Administration Coordinator.

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