The floral displays were magnificent, a riot of glorious autumn colour, the font festooned with trailing creepers was piled high with garden produce and exotics from the supermarket, and somehow Jason managed to create a sparkling scene of dewdrops on the organ as the choir sang “For the beauty of the Earth”. What a shame so few people came to celebrate our Harvest Thanksgiving on the first Sunday morning of October.
The following afternoon, the children from Lindridge school came to offer their gifts. The Robins and Woodpeckers, dressed for the part as trees and animals, gave us their rendition of “The Teddy Bears’ Harvest”. The Kingfishers recited harvest poems they had written, members of the St Lawrence Club, who had made the harvest loaf, led us in prayer and children from Kite class enacted a memorable sermon in swinging style from John Ch 15 “I am the true vine”, listing in turn the fruits of the spirit. The church was full with standing room only and afterwards kind parents helped to pack up all the harvest gifts from both our services for Pauline who nobly ferried them to Maggs Day Centre in Worcester.
Thank you everyone.
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