harvest – creation in our care
This year, our “creation in our care” service (on 22nd September) was led by a group of members.
The themes for the service were 4 elements of God’s creation:
– air (God’s spirit energising our lives)
– fire (God meets us, like Moses at the burning bush, and fires us up for action
– water (necessary for life, but not available to many in the world)
– earth (we celebrate the earth in all its diversity.
An augmented choir led the congregation in singing specially composed versions of “We plough the fields and scatter”, “Standing on Holy Ground” and “Wide, wide as the ocean”.
The themes were illustrated with a waterfall cascading down from the balcony into the font, bubbles being blown over the congregation, a new “fire” banner, a display of harvest goods in front of the communion table, and photos on the screen (thanks, Alan!)