Greetings on behalf of the Kirk Session and Congregational Committee.

In Psalm 148 we read:

Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
    and you waters above the skies.

Here the Psalmist is calling on the whole created order to bring praise and worship to God- the Creator-King and Gracious Sustainer of All. All life depends upon God- from vast galaxies to the smallest atom- and so all life must give God praise.

God has graciously given us many ways and times to praise Him ad give Him the worship He is due. Harvest is one such time. At Harvest we recognise God as the Generous Provider who supplies our every need- most importantly our need of a Saviour in the Lord Jesus Christ.

In response to God’s provision we sing praise, and we bring gifts of tithes and offerings. At Harvest time many of us feel led to bring a special offering to the Lord in recognition of His goodness. As we do so, it may be beneficial for us to know exactly where some of that offering will go. And so, listed below are the differing organisations who will receive a portion of our Harvest Offering.

  1. Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) – Romania & Moldova
  2. Garden of Hope Centre – Kenya
  3. Gary & Mary Reid – Kenya
  4. Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF)
  5. MCCP, Destiny Academy and Chaungta Church – Myanmar
  6. Scripture Union NI’s E3 Schools’ Project
  7. Tear Fund NI

As always, we want to remember that most important way we can worship God is to gather with His People. With that in mind, we encourage you to gather with us for our Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 8th October 2023 at 10.30am.

May God bless you as you join with us to worship our praiseworthy God.

Every Blessing,

Rev. Chris Wilson.