Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Harvest

We had our harvest service on Sunday morning.

Of course, we sang We Plough The Fields And Scatter - it just wouldn't be harvest without it.

We had a game of Countdown using the letters in the word harvest - earth is in there, as well as share, reminding us that we need to share our food with everyone.

We had the traditional harvest collection, with fresh food going to Kathleen Rutland Home - a local residential home, and the tins, packets etc going to a local food bank.


We also found the word "starve" in the Countdown game - whilst we have an abundance of food, many around the world go without on a daily basis.

There have been many hymns and songs written on that theme, however, few have said it better than the prog rock band Rare Bird in their song Sympathy:

Now when you climb into your bed tonight
And when you lock and bolt the door
Just think of those out in the cold and dark
'Cause there's not enough love to go around

And sympathy is what we need my friend
And sympathy is what we need
And sympathy is what we need my friend
'Cause there's not enough love to go around
No, there's not enough love to go around

Now half the world hates the other half
And half the world has all the food
And half the world lies down and quietly starves
'Cause there's not enough love to go around

And sympathy is what we need my friend
And sympathy is what we need
And sympathy is what we need my friend
'Cause there's not enough love to go around
No, there's not enough love to go around.



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