Harvest Thanksgiving and Gift Day October 11th 2020

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Welcome to our on-line service. Today is our Harvest Festival, and the theme is Thanksgiving- we’ll look at the story of the one leper who went back to thank Jesus while all the rest scurried off. It’s also our Gift Day when our might consider making an extra offering to sustain the work of the church and our various ministries. Psalm 65 says this of God;

You visit the earth and water it;
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide their corn,
for so you have prepared it.
You water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.
You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills gird themselves with joy,
the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with corn,
they shout and sing together for joy.

So we sing his praises with the old harvest hymn:

And now we bring our prayers to God:

Our reading is from Luke 17:11-14

11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have 1 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

Let’s sing again; this time a song very popular in schools!

Talk by Glyn

If the above video doesn’t work for you, the audio below should:

Now we sing “Count your blessings”

We bring to God our prayers for the church and the world:

Our closing song is another classic harvest hymn:

We close, as always, by saying the blessing for each other: