Harvest Festival

Harvest Lunch

Harvest was celebrated with a special all-age service with 19 young people helping to lead liturgy, play music, read scripture and offer prayers of thanksgiving.

Harvest gifts were received and, in combination with those donated from St. Stephen’s CofE Primary School, will be passed on to support the ministry of the Upper Room in Shepherd’s Bush.

After the service many stayed on to share in an international lunch with members of the congregation sharing food that reflected their own ethnic and national culinary traditions.

The weather was so warm many sat outside to eat in the sunshine!

Loving God, we come this day to praise you,
to celebrate your great goodness.
We come with thanksgiving, joy and wonder,
reminding ourselves of the richness of your creation,
and acknowledging your faithfulness
in providing for all our needs
and far beyond.
Lord of the harvest:
We give you thanks and praise!

For the beauty of the seasons,
the constant cycle of night and day,
and the vital gifts of rain and sunshine,
Lord of the harvest:
We give you thanks and praise!

For the miracle of growth,
the wonder of life
and the incredible variety
that surrounds us in the world,
Lord of the harvest:
We give you thanks and praise!

Receive our worship,
accept our offerings,
bless our celebration,
and fill us with thankfulness
for all you have given,
Lord of the harvest:
We give you thanks and praise!