STATE COLLEGE — 2020 Earth Hour Prayer and Readings

 

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PA IPL member congregation Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting supper followed by the Holden Prayer Service each Wednesday evening during Lent.  This year, they will be including Earth Hour or prayer in each service.  People of all faiths are welcome to join in, knowing that the service will be a Christian Lenten service.

The Lenten suppers will take place in fellowship hall starting at 6 PM. The Holden Prayer Service follows at 7 PM and will conclude each Wednesday evening by 7:30 PM.

This year, Trinity Lutheran will be observing Earth “Hour” across Lent with a Gospel meditation followed by an Earth Hour meditation taken from the ELCA Care of Creation statement during each of the six Wednesday Lenten prayer services.

Their invitation generously states “any PA IPL folks who would like to attend are most welcome to come for one of Pastor Ron’s Lenten suppers at 6 PM and then stay for the Holden Prayer Service at 7 PM.”  (Pastor Ron ministers from the kitchen as well as he does from the pulpit!)

Earth Hour started in 2007 as a simple observance of turning the lights off for an hour to show awareness of the negative effects human activities are having on our planet.

The lights-out celebration officially happens from 8:30 to 9:30 PM on Saturday, March 28 this year, but lots of small observances take place at various locations during the weeks immediately before and after the formal date and time.

STATE COLLEGE — Earth Hour Prayer and Readings

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Earth Hour 2019 at PA IPL member congregation Trinity Lutheran Church at about 7:30 PM on March 27, following Holden Prayer Service.

Their invitation generously states “any PA IPL folks who would like to attend are most welcome to come for one of Pastor Ron’s Lenten suppers at 6 PM and then stay for the Holden Prayer Service at 7 PM.”  (Pastor Ron ministers from the kitchen as well as he does from the pulpit!)

Earth Hour started in 2007 as a simple observance of turning the lights off for an hour to show awareness of the negative effects human activities are having on our planet. While lights-out events remain central to the celebration of Earth Hour, the scope of the event has broadened as with the Connect to Earth theme for 2019 – something Trinity folks did with the Care of Creation hike on March 17.

The lights-out celebration officially happens from 8:30 to 9:30 PM on March 30 this year,  but lots of small observances take place at various locations during the weeks immediately before and after the formal date and time.

Trinity Lutheran will be observing Earth Hour in a very brief session of prayer and readings starting at about 7:30 PM after the conclusion of the Holden Prayer Service on Wednesday, March 27. We will be joined by friends from Good Shepherd Catholic Church.   Others are warmly welcomed.

STATE COLLEGE: Earth Hour vigil

Rescheduled from March 21 due to uncertain evening road conditions.

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As part of the extended Earth Hour 2018, PA IPL member congregation Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a short 25 minute candle-light vigil, from 7:20-7:45, immediately after the Holden Prayer Service. Schedule.

Participants will have the chance to reflect on the call in the “Lenten Fast for Creation” for the date to capture our joy in Creation, and on how Creation strengthens our spirit, how we see it changing, and how we can protect it. 

Participants are invited to join the congregation for soup, salad,  and sandwiches in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 6:00 PM

 Contact Karl Raynar for details. 

*rescheduled* to March 28! STATE COLLEGE: Earth Hour vigil

Due to uncertain evening road conditions, this event has been rescheduled to occur after the Holden Prayer Service on March 28.  Link to the new DETAILS.

image source: http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=215&catId=3

As part of the extended Earth Hour 2018, PA IPL member congregation Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a short 25 minute candle-light vigil, from 7:20-7:45, immediately after the Holden Prayer Service. Schedule.

Participants will have the chance to reflect on the call in the “Lenten Fast for Creation” for the date to capture our joy in Creation, and on how Creation strengthens our spirit, how we see it changing, and how we can protect it. 

 Contact Karl Raynar for details. 

ALTOONA: First 100 hours climate vigil

evening prayer candlesThis vigil is connected with a national network of vigils for climate courage and action.

People of all faiths are warmly invited to join us.

Nationally, Interfaith Power & Light is joining with GreenFaith and the Franciscan Action Network, among others, to support first 100 hours vigils for climate courage across the nation during the time of transition as President Obama steps down, and President Trump steps into office. Send friends in other states to interfaithpowerandlight.org to find an event near them or download the interfaith prayer.

Learn more about these vigils, and get the Pennsylvania-customized materials.