TEST Tidbits

Week of September 20, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  WEEK THREE OF THE SEASON OF CREATION FOCUSES ON RESPONSIBILITY We are now into the third week of devotionals for this 202c0 Season of Creation.  Please go to www.episcopalchurch.org/season-creation/resources to click onto theses devotionals. If we have met the challenge and view creation as relational (an ecology that includes all life including human…

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Week of September 13, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  SECOND WEEK IN THE SEASON OF CREATION The Season of Creation (September 1-October 4) is a time for all of us to focus on renewing, repairing and restoring our commitments to God, to one another and to all creation.  To help us, the Episcopal Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church, The ELC in Canada,…

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Week of September 6, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  CELEBRATING THE SEASON OF CREATION-WEEKLY DEVOTIONS The calendar has turned another page and, although the pandemic is still with us, we can expect cooler weather and fall colors soon.  This is a beautiful time for reflecting on our relationship with the planet and, in fact, has been celebrated by many as The Season…

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Week of August 30, 2020

TEST TIDBITS: A FUN QUIZ TO CHECK YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE The following little quiz is taken from a number of the quizzes posted on the www.earthday.org website. Participating in a quiz is a fun way to increase knowledge and nudge you to do some further investigating on some topics. The answers will follow the quiz 1.     What has been…

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Week of August 23, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  PLASTIC POLLUTION INCREASES DURING THE PANDEMIC The pandemic continues to affect our everyday lives in so many ways.  Thousands are still getting ill and some dying.  We know that our medical staff and aids need protective masks, gloves and equipment and essential workers need protection.  The rest of us must do all we…

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Week of August 16, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  LESS THAN 90 DAYS AND COUNTING  Believe it or not, it is less than 90 days away from the election.  Thus, the usual “action” challenge for readers will be first for this Tidbits article. EARTH STEWARD ACTION:  Become an informed citizen and prayerfully consider the candidate’s promises and policies in the light of…

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Week of August 2

TEST TIDBITS:  A POEM ABOUT THAT WONDERFUL ELEMENT—WATER The following is a poem from a Booklet entitled, “The Te Deums d the Sacraments”, written by John Oxenham.  One can almost feel the refreshing spray of water in the musical words.  We must give God praise for our water and do all we can to protect…

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Week of July 26, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  CREATION CARE TASK FORCE MEETING Saturday, July 18, 2020, the Creation Care Task for our diocese met via zoom.  The Task Force had not met since a retreat was cancelled this spring due to the pandemic.  Several of your TEST members are serving on this Task Force.  We have divided ourselves into four…

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Week of July 19, 2020

 TIDBITS:  WHY ARE SO MANY ELEPHANTS DYING IN BOTSWANA? Since March, more than 400 elephants have died in the vast area of Africa on the edges of the Okavange Delta.  There are many theories but no answers yet as to the cause of the die off.  The area has a large human population that has…

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Week of July 12, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  VIRTUAL SUMMIT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY   Tomorrow, July 9th, 2020, will be the online International Energy Agency’s Summit.  This global get-together will be the only summit this year to focus on green energy production, emission reduction and the economy.  The United Nations COP26 has been postponed due to the global pandemic. …

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