St Ethelburga's Church

Send us out to build us up

Sunday 4th July 2021

Song - Big family of God


Video - Creation.       Saddleback     


Song - Creator God


Talk - John Lyttle (see words and pictures below to follow Johns talk)


Prayer for the day 

God our creator,
In the beginning the Spirit swooped
and you made everything;
the stars and sun, the moon and sky,
the sea and the land.
Each and every creature was
Loved into being by you.
You formed us out of earth and
Breathed us alive in your own image.
In Christ all this holds together.
Help us to notice you in everything
Amen.

Reading.   Genesis I 26-31.  NIV.    
26 Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’
29 Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.’ And it was so.
31 
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.

Picture 1 - British Hedgerow

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Picture 2 - American Prairie before...

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Picture 3 - American Prairie after

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Picture 4 - Industrial Fishing

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Picture 5 - By catch

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       Picture 6 - Industrial fishing ships

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Picture 7 - Rainforest Destruction

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Picture 8 - Rainforest destruction form space

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Picture 9 - Peatland destruction and damage

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Picture 10 - Overpopulation

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Picture 11 - St Ethelburga's UK ROCHA Bronze Award 2020

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Song - All Heaven Declares


The Grace

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.