When thinking of Harvest, I’m often reminded of those words in the Eucharist when we declare
Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the splendour, and the majesty,
for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.
All things come from you, and of your own do we give you.
In the middle of October we especially remember St Luke. This year, his feast day (October 18th) falls on a Sunday. Many scholars believe him to have been a physician and so St Luke is very much associated with healing and wholeness. We shall pray for physicians and all other medical staff and also those who are involved in the Church’s ministry of healing and wholeness. We give thanks too for the skills and gifts of medical staff and for our NHS, especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
And finally… I know that many of us have really appreciated having ‘live’ music during our Sunday worship and so it has been really good to welcome the Choir back, albeit in small groups as current regulations allow. Thanks to all who have used their ingenuity and time and efforts to make this happen.