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Eco-Journey is the blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It includes a wide array of environmental topics: upcoming environmental events, links to interesting articles and studies, information on environmental advocacy, eco-theology topics, and success stories from churches that are going “green.”

Author Rebecca Barnes is the Associate for Environmental Ministries at the PC(USA). She is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with an MDiv and Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) dual degree.

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October 21, 2013

World Communion Sunday for all Creation

Rev. Neddy Astudillo invited animals to worship on World Communion Sunday at Parroquia San Jose (a Lutheran and Presbyterian Latino congregation in southern Wisconsin). Wild animals, farm animals, and pets were all blessed as part of God's creation. This World Communion Sunday worship expanded the notion of what is typically understood as World Communion to include all the earth and its creatures. Thanks be to God!



Parishioners and pets on World Communion Sunday



Time with children, World Communion Sunday



Learning about the owl on World Communion Sunday



Blessing of the Animals



World Communion worship brings chickens and children together!



Pastor, Naturalist, and Owl together

Categories: Children, Church Earth Care Stories, Eco-Justice, Environment

Tags: animals, blessing of the animals, church earth care stories, earth day sunday, world communion sunday

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