Awe, Splendor, & Responsibility

Awe, Splendor, & Responsibility

Celebrate Earth Day by experiencing the awe and beauty of our universe and our home planet, Earth, through visual images and music.

Order of Service

Readings

We Belong to the Earth by Chief Seattle

The Earth does not belong to us. We belong to the Earth.
All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.
What befalls the Earth befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth.
We did not weave the web of life. We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to that web, we do to ourselves.

My Feet Are Made of Stardust by Faith Lydall

Blessing the Boats by Lucille Clifton

Responsive Reading: A Prayer of Healing

Reader: We join with the earth and with each other.
To bring new life to the land
To restore the waters
To refresh the air

All: We join with the earth and with each other.

To renew the forests
To care for the plants
To protect the creatures

All: We join with the earth and with each other.

To celebrate the seas
To rejoice the sunlight
To sing the song of the stars

All: We join with the earth and with each other.

To recall our destiny
To renew our spirits
To reinvigorate our bodies

All: We join with the earth and with each other.

To create the human community
To promote justice and peace
To remember our children

Reader: We join together as many and diverse expressions of one loving mystery: for the healing of the earth and the renewal of all life.

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

Quote by Marie Curie

Acrostic (Environment) by Carolyn Brunelle

Great Spirit Prayer — translated by Chief Yellow Lark of the Sioux Confederacy in 1857

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