Lenten Fast: No Plastics for Lent
For many Lent is a time of fasting, and this year, CGS is participating in the No Plastics for Lent initiative, which is led by the ELCA Young Adult Ministry. That ministry: “calls us to prayer for creation, to lament the ways we have been complicit in the degradation of the earth, and to action to care for our neighbor in fasting from the things that are hurting our planet… We encourage you to develop a commitment to practice during this 40-days that turns our attention towards caring for creation. This could be fasting from single-use plastics, eating locally, using eco-friendly cleaning supplies, shopping at farmer's markets, etc.”
We encourage all of our community to join this fast from using single-use plastics during this Lenten season, and to build some intentional habits that hopefully can become a part of your normal practices. We’ve set a goal of collectively preventing 1,000 plastic items from entering landfills and our oceans between Ash Wednesday and the end of Lent, and we ask that you keep track of those moments that you intentionally change your practices during these 40 days. We’ll track these moments on Sundays, and see that together, we can make a real difference!
Pastor Kristofer Rhude (he/him)
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