Throughout Advent the theme of our preaching on Sunday's is our mission goal of actively caring for all God's creation. This is one of the five marks of mission agreed by the Anglican communion in 1998.
As disciples and followers of Jesus our calling is to receive, hold, and treasure creation as a gift entrusted to us by God. With this in mind we remember Jesus parable of the talents, whereby the lord and master entrusts his estate to his servants while he is away, but on his return he expects his servants to give account for how they have cared for and invested what was entrusted to them as they hand it back. When it comes to the finite resources of God's creation our calling is to invest what God has entrusted to us in ways that sustain and even multiply what we have received so that it can be handed on to future generation.
In our four Advent Readings we hear the call to live as Stewards of God's Creation... to live Prophetically in God's world... to live in a way that Liberates the resources of God's creation... to live as God's New Creation in the world now.
As response and action to our out of our preaching we want to encourage everyone of us to monitor and account for the impact our lives and lifestyle has on the sustainability of the resources of creation God has entrusted to us. The following links give us useful tools to use and we will be referring to these in our Advent Sunday Services.
Creation Eco and Conservation
Sunday 3rd December
Stewards of all God’s creation
Sunday 10th December
A fresh start for creation
Sunday 17th December
Setting creation free
Sunday 24th December