Natural Cathedral Committee
Parishioners were greeted by the sight of a 5-ft-diameter Earth Ball hanging in the church entry while bold letters on the cover of the Sunday bulletin proclaimed EARTH DAY. A message of Creation Care was in sermon, song and readings.
In Thorburn Hall smaller earth balls hung over each table and information about conservation was available for coffee-time discussion. St Paul’s Natural Cathedral Committee promoted Earth Day Sunday through the city’s ministerial association and several churches and religious groups included stewardship messages on Earth Day Sunday.
Thanks to Fr. Ryan Hall (Episcopal) and Pastor George Gehant (Lutheran, United Retirement Center) for their interest and action.
On the day after Earth Day Sunday, C. Berry found that our Earth Ball has a small leak. The poor thing looked like a raisin handing from the ceiling. This appearance is in itself a great metaphor for our use of Earth’s resources.
Some calculations show that humans are over-using the Earth’s resources. Some say that we need 2.5 earths to support us at our current consumption rate. The shriveled Earth Ball (see photo) may be telling us something.