We are not all able to gather physically to worship today. However, we remember that although we may be apart, we can still worship together. Here are some resources and suggestions to help you worship at home and join together as the body of Christ. Thank you to all our contributors.
You can download the order of service if you would like to follow along with the video service above.
Readings for Harvest
- Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 28:1-14
- Psalm: Psalm 65
- New Testament: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
- Gospel Reading: Luke 12:16-30
Collect for Harvest
you crown the year with your goodness
and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season:
grant that we may use them to your glory,
for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Our hymn today, Come Ye Thankful People Come , was recorded by the musicians of St Martin in the Fields.
The voluntary was recorded by the Director of Music at St Mary’s Beaminster, Martin Schellenberg. It was recorded on the organ St Mary’s Beaminster.
Martin writes: “The first piece is the stunning Elevation (Tierce en Taille) from the Messe pour les Convents by Francois Couperin. This extraordinary piece has the tune in the left hand whilst the accompaniment is in the right and pedals. A Tierce is a stop on the organ that sounds 17 notes above than the one you are playing. It’s never played by itself (on an organ in the UK) and is always coupled with a foundation stop. This leads to some interesting clashes in harmonies that are not expected and are amazing considering when you realise it was written in the 17th century. Big and bold – The Trumpet Tune in D major by Henry Purcell needs no introduction and is as popular as ever. It is played here in an arrangement that I did some years ago.”
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