God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of glory and praise.

Glory to you for ever and ever.

At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.

By your will they were created and have their being.

  --Eucharistic Prayer C

One of the greatest efforts humanity will ever make will be the move from the lifestyle of the industrial period to lives of sustainability.  St. Irenaeus in the earliest days of Christianity said that the glory of God is a human being fully alive.  Today we might understand that the fully alive Body of Christ, the active, conscious community of faith, is a further form of God’s glory.  We also know that we need God’s grace to do all we need and hope to do in healing our suffering lives, our suffering planet.

The Episcopal Church has been acting to support care of our Earth, our fragile island home, over several decades, and information about this can be found here.

One tool that has been developed to help us in the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement lead more sustainable lives is the web-based tool, Sustaining Earth, our Island Home.  It is a hopeful, and even a fun app, with elements of games and play within it—in keeping with a world we know is ultimately and always in the loving hands of God.  I recommend Sustaining Earth, our Island Home to you.

As Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reminded us at the Church’s 79th General Convention, at a gathering where the tool was unveiled, “All of God’s creation is interconnected. The love that thrust the stars into the heavens themselves is the same love that gave birth and created the earth itself and all of the earth’s children, wherever they may be.” 

With prayers for blessings on our common work to care for creation,

Bishop Marc Andrus

The weather is changing and we can feel it.  Climate change is happening faster than predicted and already impacting our world with more severe storms, droughts, fires and floods.  These changes impact those with the least resources first and hardest and will affect everyone significantly in our children's lifetimes.  The choices we make in next 10-15 years are very important to protecting our health and our future.  The good news is we have solutions and there is a lot everyone can do to help.  In fact, together we can make a big difference.  The better news – these solutions don’t compromise our quality of life, and can also save money, improve our health and create local jobs.  Join the challenge and learn more about how you can make choices that will help create a safer, healthier future.