News & Pew Sheet for 6th October – Harvest Festival





News for Sunday 6th October.

A wonderful Coffee Morning in aid of the amazing work of McMillan Cancer is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday 5th 10am-3pm in the church) – come along and give up on the diet for a few hours in aid of a great cause!

On Sunday we celebrate our annual Harvest Festival – this year we are collecting food for the Harrow Food Bank. At the start of the service we’ll ask you to bring up your offerings of food for it to be blessed to the use of those most in need. The food bank have very sensibly given us a list of things that they are in need of:

  • Tinned fruit
  • Dried potato (small packets0
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fish (not tuna)
  • Rice (500g)
  • Shower Gel
  • 500g Sugar
  • Single Toothbrushes (adult)
  • Treats (adult and children)
  • Bags for life

…and things they have plenty of:

  • Baked beans
  • Porridge
  • Pasta
  • Tea
  • Biscuits
  • Large Cereals 

If you’re not able to be with us on Sunday you can drop food off in the porch of the church until Thursday lunchtime when it will be taken to the food bank. Alternatively you can give money via their website here

I want to thank everyone who gave so generously to Sr. Doreen last week. We received well over £250 in donations and we hope to add to that. 

Our readings this week remind us that we are ‘merely servants’. In all that we do or say we are servants of the Lord – and our offerings – whatever their size – are an outworking of that servanthood. We give to Bakhita House because our hearts are moved to help by love, we bake cakes to sell because we are moved by love to help, we raise funds to replace our boilers because when we gather to worship the Lord we are moved by love to do so in community and always as mere servants of His Love. 

This week we are invited to attend the ALMA October meeting where the Bishop of London will be speaking about her visit to Lebombo earlier this year. We are also invited to join in the ACAT Prayer Case for October. You’ll find both of these invitations attached to this weeks email in the links below. 

In love & with prayer,

Fr. Matthew 

P.S. Normal newsletter service will be resumed next week when David returns from his holiday. Please continue to pray for Fr. Edward as he recovers from a very nasty infection.