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Monday, 21 October 2013
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
October 2013 - from the vicar
These past weeks, through our worship, we have been focussing our thoughts on the issues of discipleship and the role we each need to play in the church’s ministry.
We are fortunate to be members of a liturgical church which provides a framework of themes week by week and in step with other churches across the world which helps us keep things in perspective. Week by week we are mindful that God offers us his love and his life, without conditions, and that each of us is quite special in his eyes. We need always to make space in order to let him find us and for us to remember to find him.
Harvest speaks of how everything we have is a gift from God, given and worked on by our hands, yes, a gift perhaps even further developed by our own talents, yet, still something given by a gracious God. For it is God who gives us the hands we need and the talents we have.
Harvest is always a time in our year to think about how well God treats us, even when we are not treating him well or thinking all that much about him. It is a time which makes us think about how, sometimes, we do not really appreciate what we have, or behave as if we know where it has come from.
Our Harvest Prayer is that we may be given an even greater ability to appreciate all that we have, and to be prepared to share that which we have been given, with others.
Once again we will be supporting Farm Africa at this time, as we thank God for all his many blessings in our lives here in the lovely Vale of Clwyd.
Eighty per cent of Africans rely on the land for survival, and two out of every three live in extreme poverty, and so we are supporting Farm Africa because they work directly with farmers to find better, practical solutions to poverty.
Our support this Harvest Festival can turn lives around so that African families can rejoice in good harvests - now and for many years to come.
Farm Africa - making a lasting difference to Africa’s families
For more information, go to www.farmafrica.org
At our Harvest Eucharist, on 20th October, there will be a an opportunity to contribute via a special collection for Farm Africa.