Lenten Program: Just One Thing for God’s Creation

wild hope

Gayle Boss has written a delightful book, Wild Hope, about 25 endangered species and their importance in our world ecology. God calls us to provide stewardship for our sacred earthly home, yet we see pollution affect the quality of our lives, as well as other living beings with which we share this island of life.

What can we realistically do to help these endangered species? We can start by learning about them and feeling the frustrations of their lives. Like many people on this earth, these animals expend enormous energy every day just to make it to tomorrow. However, sometimes helping people, as well as the rest of creation, starts with just one thing.

As we read the stories of four species each week, we will gather and talk about how each of us can improve the world around us if we make small changes in our daily lives. How can we as individuals, or together as a community, make good on our baptismal vows to “strive for justice and peace” in our world?

We will meet every Thursday in Lent at 7PM starting on February 27 to read four stories about endangered species. The first week we will read about Orangutans, the Red Knot, Leopards, Penguins, and Corals.

Romans 8:22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now.

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