Harvest Thanksgivings at All Saints’ Llandaff NorthPublished on 4th October, 2015
Our regular Sunday Eucharist celebrations at 8.30am and 10am
gave worshippers the opportunity to bring their own
harvest thanksgiving gifts to the altar.
This year we were encouraged to donate household goods –
toiletries, nappies, sanitary goods and pet food to help families in need to live with dignity – as well as the gifts of foodstuffs which are traditionally made at this time of year.
In the afternoon we joined with our sister churches in Llandaff North for a
Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration
hymns, poems and prose readings
in which members of the congregation enthusiastically participated!
Rev’d Marja described a recent mid-week celebration of the Eucharist when a delivery of refugee aid arrived just as she was about to launch into the prayer of consecration!
Proceedings were halted while the van-driver, serenely unaware that a service was in progress, unloaded the bags of donations and returned to his lorry. The service resumed – only to be interrupted again as the driver marched back unto church,
asking for a signature on his delivery note.
We need to be like that driver, said Rev’d Marja, single-mindedly delivering the message of God’s love to our needy world.
The closing collection raised £65 for Hospice Care.