Earth Day Sunday Worship Theme - “Mandate to Protect”
Sacred Story - John 10:11-18
Overview: Jesus vows to protect his sheep, even to the point of death. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is our model for care and protection of each other and our environment. The Good News is that Jesus has the power to protect us from eternal death through his resurrection.
Human Need: We all need protection in times of vulnerability. The earth also is vulnerable and needs protection.
Community Challenge: What is our mandate to protect the environment?