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posted 24 Sep 2016, 02:32 by Dean Fostekew
Tomorrow (Sunday 25th September) we will be keeping our Harvest Festival. The time in the Church Year when we give thanks to God for the food we eat and the resources of the world that we share in. 

It is also a time when we try to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. This year we are collecting foodstuffs for Emmaus House to help them feed those in need who visit them and we are having a retiring collection in aid of Send-a-Cow. 

Not everyone has a good harvest each year and for some people a good harvest is only a dream. Those of us who are able to share the resources we have can help those who do not have as much as we are blessed with by donating to a good cause or charity. Sharing resources is what makes the world 'go round'. I would starve if farmers and fishermen around the world stopped sharing their harvests because I do not grow enough to feed myself or my family. I am grateful to the skills of others for feeding me and in turn I am happy to use my income to pay for what I need and to share with those who need help. Harvest is a time for us to remember that we all need each other in order to live and thrive.

Come and give thanks for the Harvest tomorrow at 10am at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield Avenue, EH12 6AU