Dear Friends in the Northwest,
Today is the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This Sunday and next, there will be a service in Ullapool.
During September, the Scottish Episcopal Church has suggested that we keep the Season of Creation. This is an ecumenical initiative that has been around for more than ten years, and I know that some of our congregations have participated in keeping this season in the past, even though the Scottish Episcopal Church did not formally acknowledge it in its calendar. However, with increasing concern about climate change and wider human impact on the world, and the forthcoming COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, it is an opportune moment to re-consider these issues from a Christian perspective. The suggested pattern is for four Sundays as the Season of Creation during September, culminating in a harvest festival at the beginning of October. Clearly this pattern won’t work for those congregations that only meet monthly, but it will be my intention that, for those congregations, our September service will focus on the Season of Creation and also celebrate harvest and all God’s good gifts to us.
With love and prayers,
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