With the six stained glass windows at the front of our church sanctuary, we are reminded, every time we enter, of the wonder, majesty, and joy of God and his creation of our earth. We sing of it, we give thanks for it, and our lives are interconnected with its other inhabitants. He created Earth for us all.
We sing of it, we give thanks for it, and our lives are interconnected with its other inhabitants. He created Earth for us all.
My husband John and I were part of creation care in our previous church before our retirement when we moved to Bozeman. So, I was eager to join the Hope Lutheran Creation Care Team when I heard about it. This group, and our previous experience, were concerned with prudent use of energy as climate was changing. We also participated in Interfaith Power and Light, an organization that connected faith-based communities. It helped our churches learn about resources we could use, actions we could take, causes for which we could advocate, and ways we could encourage each other. None of us could accomplish everything, but we each found our niche for ways to move forward on a continuum of improvements. Service to God was our reason and inspiration for this marathon effort to care for Earth.
One of my projects for Creation Care at Hope is our Action of the Month program. I hope you will check it out at this website and participate in each monthly task as we all progress together—saving some money by not wasting resources and building good Earth care habits at a pace that is not overwhelming. When you look upon our beautiful Creation windows at church, I hope you, too, will feel inspired to serve God by caring for his creation with love.