"The opportunity to worship outside provides a space for congregation members to encounter nature, to realize that the holy is experienced outside of the sacred space of the sanctuary, and to connect worship with creation care."
Last month’s feature article was on the evolution of New Life Lutheran Church, a ELCA congregation in Central Texas who worship outdoors year round. This page from LetAllCreationPraise.org extols some of the rewards of outdoor worship, links to others practicing outdoor worship, and provides a few ideas for getting started: "Worship Outdoors."
Dakota Road Earthkeeping Liturgy
Commissioned in honor of Luther College's sesquicentennial. The Liturgy for Earthkeeping is a resource for congregations and ministries that worship in outdoor settings to help strengthen connections between sustainability, liturgy, spiritual formation and joyful stewardship. Click for ordering/listening info.
Click here for a bulletin for Worship in the Park from Immanuel Lutheran in Amboy, IL.
Cover photo credit:
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Granite Bay, CA.