St MARY ABBOTS HARVEST SUNDAY
COME, YE THANKFUL PEOPLE, COME!
THIS Sunday, 7th October, we celebrate our Harvest Festival.
This will be mainly focused on the 9.30 Family Eucharist, but the other services also take up the theme.
9.30 FAMILY HARVEST EUCHARIST members of our Children's Groups will help lead the service with readings, prayers and a special Harvest Presentation.
All but the youngest children will stay in church. At the heart of the service will be the great Harvest Offertory Procession in which we all participate:
Children offer food - tinned tomatoes, sweeetcorn, kidney beans, chickpeas, soup etc etc, & dried herbs, powdered custard, breakfast cereals, rice, pasta, etc etc - to provide throughout the winter nourishing meals served by the UPPER ROOM to local homeless & destitute people.
Adults offer money - and collections at all next Sunday's services (other than pledged Stewardship) will be in aid of the BUSOGA TRUST to dig more St Mary Abbots wells in Uganda (see display on notice board).
During this service there is a crèche for the youngest children, but the usual Children on Sundays groups do not meet so that our families can worship together – children will play many roles in the service , and the Liturgy is adjusted to be age appropriate