Stewards of God's Earth at Saint Mark
In November 2006 the Green Team replaced more than 100 incandescent bulbs around our church with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). As a result of this change, we expect to save over $2,000 in our energy bills and prevent approximately 40,000 pounds of C02 from being released.
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On Earth Day Sunday, April 20, 2008, Presian Burroughs, Saint Mark Member and Interim Associate Director of Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, gave this Prayer of Confession during morning worship:
Creator God, You who are Holy Trinity, by your spoken Word you created all that is seen and unseen. That Word is Jesus Christ, through whom and for whom you created this and all worlds.
We thank you for making creation astounding with complexity and variety and for calling it very good.
We praise you for entrusting us with so great a responsibility, that of caring for creation.
We acknowledge our dependence on your world- The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat.
We confess our polluting influence we so often have on your world– the air we breathe, the water we drink, the land we farm.
Open our eyes, O gracious Creator, to see the destruction we cause by our careless consumption.
Open our ears, O merciful God, to hear the groaning of all creation and the cries of those without voice.
Open our hearts, O compassionate Lover, to feel remorse for our unfaithful care of your creation.
And so, enable us to change our ways. Give us a vision of faithful living on this great globe. Empower us to make both the simple and complex changes you desire for us. Amen.