Each Sunday in Lent we extinguish one candle of the Lenten wreath. This Sunday the Lenten reading focused on our responsibility to the environment. "We think today of God's promise to Noah and all creation. With sadness we acknowledge that creation is threatened by pollution and our mistreatment of Earth's resources. Our choices have not always been wise ones."Gracious God, forgive our weakness. strengthen and encourage us as we journey through our own wilderness experiences. amen. "