Hope to see you this Sunday for Harvest.
A little word
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there. That is why I command you to do this. When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. Deuteronomy 24.18-19
On Sunday we celebrate Harvest together as the culmination of our four weeks thinking about the Creation Emergency. Harvest is about Thanksgiving and Generosity. The people of God were to remember all that God had done for them and rescued them from. They were to be thankful. And in response they were to be generous. Farmers were to leave a bit for the poor to gather. It goes on to talk about not doing a second picking on the trees but to leave the late fruit for those that had none. Most of us don’t have fields but we can still be generous, hence our collection for the Foodbank. May thankfulness and generosity be embedded in us.
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for the bounty of the good earth.
- for those running and using our foodbanks.
- for Hazel Innocent and her family as we gather for Len’s funeral on Wednesday.
In-Church worship Sunday at 10am. Harvest all-age Worship
Face coverings please and be especially conscious of how some people will still want to be cautious.
You can also watch by live-stream on the church facebook page
This week’s readings are: Psalm 65 & Luke 14.15-24
10am on Thursday
Holy Communion in Church
We are going to continue with our current Sunday morning pattern at 10am through to the end of November. We don’t want to be changing constantly. Now that the schools are back the children’s work has restarted also. We will review it again for the later Autumn and adapt as we go.
Being all together in one service means some differences from ‘normal.’ We would love to know what you have liked and found valuable and if there are ways we could adapt.
Harvest Collection on Sunday
Sunday, 3 October, is an all-age Harvest Celebration. We will be collecting offerings for the Foodbank. Tins and packets are welcome, particularly, tins of fish, meat, tomatoes, beans, pulses, baked beans, and soup. Also, long-life milk cartons, and pasta sauce. Please no Pasta or rice, they have a mountain of it!
Refugee/Asylum Seeker drop-in
Thanks for those who have come forward. We will have a meeting in Church at 10am on Tuesday 5/10 to plan.
There will be a Deanery Confirmation service with +Sophie at Chapeltown on 28 November. We will be running a course to prepare people, but it could also be used as a refresher course if that would be helpful for you. You do not at this stage have to have made your mind up about Confirmation. Pip or Sara would love to hear from you if you are interested.
Chocolate Box cake
As part of their outreach work the Chocolate Box project gat through a lot of cake. I have suggested we might be able to help. Would you be willing to supply a traybake on a Sunday? If enough of us sign up it would only be once a quarter or so. Let Maureen know (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07765 232789) if you want to join the rota.
Climate Crisis action point
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