Season of Creation

 

    Season of Creation 2018

   The Heart of God in Creation

A springtime of prayer for the churches in St Kilda and Elwood

”Once every year, from September 1 to October 4, we as members of the Christian family set aside time to deepen our relationship with the Creator, each other, and all of creation. This is the Season of Creation… [where] we come together to rejoice in the good gift of creation and reflect on how we care for it. This season offers a precious opportunity to pause during our day-to-day lives and contemplate the fabric of life into which we are woven.” [A statement from the Ecumenical Faith Leaders, June 2018.]

 

The Catholic Parish of Sacred Heart and St Columba and the St Kilda Baptist Church invite you to join us in celebrating God’s creation in our world, in our churches and in our lives. The care of God’s creation and opening ourselves to God’s heart will also shape our prayer.

 

  • We will begin by gathering for a combined churches meal followed by an introduction to our focus for the 2018 Season of Creation, entitled: “The Heart of God in Creation. Apart from the sharing of a meal, there will be song, a short DVD presentation and a guided mediation.

Venue: Sacred Heart Church, 83 Grey Street St Kilda on Sunday, 2 September at 5:30 p.m. – 7.15 p.m.

 

  • After this, we welcome everyone to participate in weekly reflective prayer using our simple prayer guide for each week in September. These will be available on 2 September from Sacred Heart Church and from the St Kilda Baptist Church.

 

  • Enjoy a “Prayer Walk” in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens on Sunday, 16 September at 2:30 p. m.

 

  • Conclude by celebrating the new life and vision of God at a combined churches meal to be held at St Kilda Baptist Church (9 Pakington Street, St Kilda) on Sunday, 30 September at 5:30 p.m.

Throughout this Season of Creation, both the Parish of the Sacred Heart and St Columba (tel. 9531 6120) and the St Kilda Baptist Church (9525 4620) will make Spiritual Directors available for those wanting to explore their faith more deeply. Please call the offices for further information.

“See, I am doing a new thing!… I am making… streams in the desert.” Isiah 43:19

For catering purposes, people are asked to register at their respective churches, indicating if they are planning to attend both the initial and concluding gatherings of the Season of Creation program.

 

For more information visit http://www.seasonofcreation.org

 

 

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