Caring for Creation (C4C) will be organizing an Earth Stewardship Sunday here at Bethel on April 22. April 22 is Earth Day nationwide and around the world.
The theme of the sermon on this Sunday will be Earth Stewardship. UW Professor Emeritus John Kutzbach, a member of the C4C Committee here at Bethel, will preach at all services on April 21 and 22. He will emphasize the Earth and Nature, as one of the Four Harmonies highlighted in the Bethel Bible Series and at Bethel Horizons: Harmony with God, Self, Others and Nature. The importance and the blessings of the Natural World are a central theme of the Genesis narrative, and this importance is echoed in the Psalms and in the warnings of Prophets when we fall short in our caring for God’s creation.
C4C is completing three years of bringing a series of outstanding speakers to Bethel to discuss various topics of C4C including clean water, clean air, renewable energy, livable cities, sustainable agriculture, future directions in agriculture, global health, the dangers of climate change, and much more.
In Nov 2017 we started our third year of offerings with UW Professor Emeritus Cal DeWitt preaching on God’s gifts of creation and our stewardship responsibilities. The sermon on this Earth Day Sunday will reinforce those themes.
John Kutzbach is a member of the National Academy of Science, and is known nationally and internationally for his research on climate and climate change, including the importance of climate as part of the natural environment. Kutzbach will lead a post-sermon discussion at 10:15am.