Harvest time

Church News | Monday, 6 October 2014 |

By Joan

St Mary's Harvest Gifts

St Mary's Harvest Gifts

St Mary’s Harvest Sunday didn’t slip by unnoticed. Following the early morning Eucharist Service many of us were treated to a wonderful, full-English breakfast in St Leonard’s Hall along with all the trimmings. Full up and satisfied we were then able to enjoy a very happy Harvest Service at 10.30am. We sang all the joyous harvest hymns and the Puppet Crew reminded us that not everyone in the world is well fed, by singing an inspiring version of ‘When will there be a harvest for the world’. Shortly after the puppets performance, Revd Carolyn’s sermon showed how miserable it can be when people are greedy and selfish by tucking in to a beautiful bunch of grapes without offering one to anyone else. However, eventually she proceeded to show how much nicer it is to be generous and share our food with others and how those who were deemed as ‘least’ were very likely to get the most.

Carolyn then invited members of the congregation to bring their gifts of Harvest food items forward to be placed at the foot of the alter for a blessing. Revd Carolyn said that some of the food items would be distributed to people in the village and what was left over would be offered to the Food Bank. Most of us who attend the church regularly are very fortunate and have plenty enough to eat, so it wasn’t so surprising to see how generous people were who attended the service that morning.

Carolyn thanks everyone for the generous gifts they brought to the Harvest Service and to those ladies and gentlemen who worked so hard behind the scenes to make our Harvest Breakfast so successful.

Carolyn also thanks those people, who kindly came along on Monday morning to sort and distribute the Harvest donations.

God loves a happy giver

God loves a happy giver



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