‘For the Lord our God shall bring his harvest home’ The Harvest Festival at The Triangle was a celebration of gifts given and received. It brought the personal and universal close together in a time of worship, prayer and reflection.
Our opening Hymn 23 Come ye thankful people come welcomed all to a very special service led by Rev Hilary and Sue Snowdon.
We offered prayers to give thanks, say sorry and praise to God and presented our Harvest gifts to Fort Alice and Urban Outreach. The band led us on to Join the Harvest Celebration and prizes were awarded for the best Sunflower from the seeds we planted in April.
The story of Ruth in the old testament ‘a special person who does amazing things’, captures our imagination in the simplicity of the video and in Sue Snowdon’s reflection on the ordinary things we can do to help others if we put God at the centre of our lives. Notebooks and pencils are simple things but central to learning and education; gifts such as these from Harwood Methodist Church to orphanages in Nepal, make all the difference to each and every child who receives them.
Hymn 693 Beauty for Brokenness leads us to Louise’s story – one of sadness and loss that through love and prayer and deep faith leads to one of survival and hope; of caring and possibilities - the gifts of The Triangle and the gifts of thanks in return are extraordinary as we hear the story unfold and the images reveal the amazing goodness of the Lord; Rev Hilary made it clear and our hearts are touched as she prayed for Louise and her family – ‘this is the Harvest of the Triangle’.
Sue Snowdon’s colourful Skittle Prayers help us to find time to give thanks and say sorry and to pray for others, for all who are in need; for the world, for the sick, for our family and our friends.
Our service ended with We Plough the fields and scatter and a blessing – what a celebration, we give thanks for our Harvest Festival at The Triangle, our hearts are full.
Kindly provided by Steph Shipley
It is me Gaylord Mayaka Assani.
In behalf of my brothers and sisters without forgetting our career Bernadetha, I would like to thank all the Triangle Methodist Church members for their loving heart and for all the things you did and are still doing by helping us. We thank you so much for the money you sent to us which helped so much. With that money they fabricated bricks for us to build the house, they are building the house though it is not finished yet. We bought uniforms, bags, copybooks, pens and pencils to start school and same food. We really are grateful to you because we know that all this happens by your effort, your good heart and your love to us. May God bless you.
May God bless you for your spirit of compassion and love.
In my brothers, sisters and Bernadetha behalf