Thank you to Gareth for reading the Gospel, to Lesley for the band’s song choice “Come, ye thankful people, come”, to Peter for leading our prayers, and to Gill for the animated cartoons for our young people. Our thanks as a Church to Sara and Marva and Joy for the amazing Harvest flowers and decorations in Church.
This year we will be celebrating Harvest all month. It will hopefully give as many people as possible the opportunity to see inside the Church. Even if you can’t make it to Church this month you get to enjoy our Harvest decorations without having to leave home, as a short video of the Harvest decorations features in our virtual worship today as the backdrop to the song “Come ye thankful people, come”.
Harvest is an opportunity to give as a way of responding to “all the good gifts around us” that God showers upon us day by day. In this mailing you will find a list of suggested items for our Harvest appeal to support the Leeds North West Foodbank. You may also wish to make a donation to the Trussell Trust.
Next week, on Sunday 18 October at 11.30am we are going to have a Church social after both our live and virtual worship. There will be a short Harvest quiz, and we will aim to finish by quarter past twelve. Your Zoom invitation is later on in this e-mail. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you then.
Our Gospel this week is the parable of the guests at the wedding feast. I explore the idea of being clothed in Christ in my sermon. I wrote the following prayer with this theme in mind – wearing celebratory garments to befit an occasion like Harvest:
Lord Jesus Christ, clothe us with the spiritual garments that celebrate we are your disciples: kindness, humility and patience. We celebrate that your kingdom of love and justice and mercy reigns, this harvest time and always. Amen.
Use this link to donate https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/donate?cid=77211&&wl=1&br=5
Virtual Service 11 October