The four Sundays of September and the first Sunday of October this year will be observed by Cornwall Presbyterian Church as the Season of Creation. The annual cycle of scripture and prayer that has shaped Christian worship ever since the earliest church has been equally shaped by the life of Jesus (Advent-Epiphany-Lent-Easter) and the life of the Spirit (the long season of Pentecost). Neglected has been any intentional attention to God our Creator and to the earth, our common home. Which is extraordinary, considering the enormous focus on creation in scripture. Is it any wonder we are in the midst of a climate crisis?
This ecumenical and global Season of Creation has emerged over the last 30 years to invite us back into a more balanced understanding of both God, ourselves, and the world. Throughout the month we will revisit bible stories we thought we knew well, worship outdoors as Donahue Park, join a worldwide community of prayer, and offer a blessing of the animals to the village and town of Cornwall.