must be heading into
You know, that phase where people say,
Things ainít what they used to be!
Most churchgoers of my age can remember Harvest Festivals when the
church was packed to bursting point with everything people grew in their
gardens. The superb smell hit you before you got through the door.
Old faithfuls spent hours arranging fruit & vegetables & flowers to
maximum impact. And a local baker made harvest loaves including one modelled
like a bunch of corn, with a field mouse sniffing about for food.
Now people say tinned beans and frozen peas donít exhibit as well
and they certainly lack the smell. Mind you, the supermarkets make pretty
impressive displays with their fruit and veg and flowers.
The countryside around Maybole marks the seasons so clearly. Lambs
in Spring in the fields towards Minishant and the Summer cutting of hay and
corn in the fields towards Maidens, and so on... These are constant reminders
of Godís regular cycle of provision for us.
But what is harvest festival? Itís our opportunity to thank God for all He
gives us. Did someone mutter - And what about the starving? Be
World harvests are more than enough to meet everybodyís need, if only some of
us were less greedy and more generous.
Come and give thanks to God for all His bounty
Ė and use the opportunity to share some of what you have
with people in need elsewhere in the world.
Join us at our Harvest Thanksgiving Service
Sunday September 28th at 11.30 a.m.