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A new download for Pentecost from Joy Mead this week, plus a mention of some of our other Pentecost downloads.

Earth Day (April 22nd) is also approaching, so we list some of our environment and creation resources below.

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New download for Pentecost


Pentecost is Now download transspaser

Pentecost is Now (PDF download)

A short act of worship

Joy Mead

Digital download: A short liturgy for Pentecost. ‘Pentecost isn’t a once and for all happening but ongoing and energising hope here, now, in this world, in this place. It’s about that which sustains us, enables us, provokes a just anger and arouses compassion. It’s about spirit-filled life bursting out of encounter with darkness and suffering …’

Joy Mead is a member of the Iona Community and the author of several books. She leads creative writing groups, and has been involved in development education and justice and peace work.

4 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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More downloads for Pentecost

For all Pentecost downloads

Journey Towards Pentecost download transspaser

Journey Towards Pentecost (PDF download)

A nine-day devotional

Kathryn Turner

Digital download: This devotional, for individual or group use, begins on the Friday after Ascension Thursday and finishes on the day before Pentecost Sunday. Over the nine days the Gospel is used as a starting point for a time of reflection and prayer.

19 pages

For more information and to see a sample

That All May Dance download transspaser

That All May Dance (PDF download)

A simple liturgy for Pentecost to Trinity Sunday

Chris Polhill

Digital download: A liturgy suitable for any time between Pentecost and Trinity Sunday.

5 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For This Time Being download transspaser

For This Time Being (PDF and PPT download)

A Pentecost Communion liturgy

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A Communion service for Pentecost, with an emphasis on Spirit and time. Available as a PDF or as a PDF + PowerPoint.

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample (PDF version)

For more information and to see a sample (PDF+PPT version)

What Does This Thing Mean? download transspaser

What Does This Thing Mean? (PDF download)

 

Glendon Macaulay

Digital download: A reflection for three voices on the events of Pentecost and why they were described in terms of wind and fire. Taken from the book Dirt, Mess and Danger, by Glendon Macaulay.

6 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Dirt, Mess and Danger

For the complete e-book Dirt, Mess and Danger

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Resources for Earth Day

For all creation & environment books

For all creation & environment e-books

For all creation & environment downloads

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Love for the Future

A journey

(Book and e-book)


David Osborne

Climate change, pollution and diminishing resources mean that the future will be difficult for life on earth. We need the courage to face up to what is happening, the determination to work at the problems and the freedom to let go of the old ways of living which are causing such damage to the earth. David Osborne tells of a long pilgrimage on foot to the island of Iona, an ancient centre of Celtic Christianity, and draws on the Bible, the Christian tradition and other sources of wisdom to suggest the qualities we need to develop in ourselves for the journey we face into the future.

For more information and to see an extract

For the e-book version

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Go to the Ant

Reflections on biodiversity and the Bible

(Book and e-book)


Ghillean Prance

Botanist and ecologist Sir Ghillean Prance, Scientific Director of the Eden Project and former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, draws richly from his experiences exploring the Amazon and many other regions, together with his knowledge of references to plants and animals in the Bible, to help us wonder at the marvels of nature and so to treat God's creation with reverence and more respect.

For more information and to see an extract

For the e-book version

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A Heart on Fire

Living as a mystic in today's world

(Book and e-book)


Annika Spalde

Mysticism is not just for recluses: it is a totally practical path in the world that we all can choose. The mystic tradition teaches us that God is inherent in everything. What does this mean for the way we relate to creation with all its inhabitants and to the environment?

For more information and to see an extract

For the e-book version

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The Healer’s Tree

A Bible-based resource on ecology, peace and justice

(Book and e-book)


Annie Heppenstall

A book of 28 short readings and reflections in response to the call back to the garden, back to full relationship with God and all creation. Suitable for group or individual use.

For more information and to see an extract

For the e-book version

Environment download transspaser

Environment (PDF download)

 

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers and other resources relating to creation and the planet, taken from the book Bare Feet and Buttercups: Resources for Ordinary Time – Trinity Sunday to the Feast of the Transfiguration by Ruth Burgess.

8 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the whole book Bare Feet and Buttercups

For the e-book Bare Feet and Buttercups

Creation and New Life download transspaser

Creation & New Life (PDF download)

 

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers and resources about creation taken from the book Fire and Bread by Ruth Burgess.

8 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the whole book Fire and Bread

For the e-book Fire and Bread

Enjoy the Earth Gently download transspaser

Enjoy the Earth Gently
(PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, poems, a liturgy, a song, a reflection and a creed relating to our connection with all life and the importance of cherishing our earth. Taken from the book Acorns and Archangels: Resources for Ordinary Time, by Ruth Burgess.

11 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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