One of the important ideas in Arocha’s Eco-Church award is that our Christian care for the environment should be part of our prayer, worship and teaching. When we make it a common theme among others in our preaching, and not just on say a ‘creation Sunday’ but not on other Sundays, then we make it a key part of the Christian faith as the 5 Marks of Mission do. This helps people see who we live out or faith has implications for the environment. So it would not be the case that every Sunday you will want to draw out the implications of the Lectionary readings for the environment, but it would be good to do so often. To this end this page is intended to help resource preaching on the lectionary with an environmental perspective on any Sunday.
Below are some notes created for some of the year (created by Steve Hollinghurst with thanks to the Green Christian website and Keith Innes) – but also there two links to other pages where resources for preaching throughout the year can be found. Keith Innes notes can be found at https://greenchristian.org.uk/faith-and-hope/lectionary/ and there is a website that is now producing notes from the global church with an environmental focus called Preaching for God’s World https://preachingforgodsworld.org/