18th Day of Advent

Love of Creation

December 16, 2020

Excerpt from UCC, 3 Great Loves


The Earth is beautiful, and bright, and kindly, but that is not all.

God’s presence and power are in every corner of the universe!


Creation [is] God’s presence in creatures.

Praise God all creatures of the earth!


All the stones that are around here, each one has a language of its own. 

Even the earth has a song.

Let the stones sing their songs to God!


It is only the infinite mercy and love of God that has prevented us from tearing ourselves to pieces and destroying God’s entire creation long ago.

God’s mercy and love are unending!


Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

Let us see and proclaim the beauty of the Living God!

Prayers of the People

Our Father-Mother in heaven, 

hallowed be your name.  

May your presence be

realized here on earth as it is in heaven.  

May we receive the bread that you  provide us. 

Enable us to know that our sins have been forgiven, 

just as we forgive those who sin against us.  

Strengthen us to deal with trials too great to endure. 

Free us from the grip of all that harms us and others.  

For your power of Love reigns now and forever.  Amen.