Creation Care Resources

“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it” (Psalm 24:1).

The psalmist reminds us that only one can claim ownership of the earth and its innumerable contents. No other shares that claim with God. The RCA affirms that caring for God’s creation is an essential act of the Christian faith. (Several reports to General Synod over the past 40 years have reaffirmed this commitment. 

RCA congregations can celebrate God’s creation throughout the year:

  • Earth Day: April 22 each year
  • World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation: September 1 each year
  • Season of Creation: September 1 to October 4 each year

Congregations may find the following resources helpful in planning worship and understanding issues of the environment:

Here is a prayer you or your congregation may use:

Dear Lord,

Thank you for creating the earth and us humans along with it. Thank you for creating everything by, through, and for your Son and our brother, Jesus.

Lord, please guide us by your Spirit as we consider and stand in awe of the power, certainty, beauty, and priority of the words, “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.”