There was almost a full house at St Giles’ on Sunday for our tweaked-for-covid Harvest Festival.
Many people commented that the flowers and produce display looked even more beautiful than usual and our thanks must go to all the flower ladies and gardeners who put so much effort in to make the church so beautiful. Most of the displays will still be there if you would like to pop in to the church when it is open on Monday or Tuesday this week 10am – noon. Here’s a 2D impression though!
A verse or two of our favourite harvest hymns were played on the organ, to which we hummed along under our masks. We had a litany of readings from the Bible which mention honey, prayers to thank God for his goodness and Natasha’s sermon encouraged us to dine on the milk and honey of God’s word, giving us strength to share his bounty through kind words and actions, even in difficult times. You can listen to the readings, prayers and sermon as part of this week’s podcast.
We managed to bring our offerings of non-perishables up to the altar in a socially distanced procession and it was great to see all the uniformed groups represented in our church family.
With plenty of room to spread out at St Giles’ and all of our covid precautionary measures, we hope everyone felt safe and welcome in their Harvest Home.
There’s a service at St Giles’ every Sunday at 9am. Stay tuned to our Friday email, website, facebook or instagram (or just keep coming to church!) to find out about our Remembrance Service plans on 8th November.