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Giving Thanks: A Harvest Sunday Reflection from the Moderator

We come, God our provider, with grateful hearts, for once again the earth which you made has produced a crop. Once again we are being fed by your hand.
We thank you for wide fields of rich soil where wheat and corn, barley and canola grow. With gratitude, we thank you for calling farmers to the work of stewarding the land and the crop.
We praise you for shallow lakeshores where wild rice grows and the rugged open places where blueberries are found. With gratitude, we thank you for calling harvesters to the work of stewarding the land and bring in its abundance.
We thank you for the produce of our gardens and vegetable patches which we can enjoy, joining in the joy of harvest. We thank you that you have invited us to active participation in the stewardship of creation.
With grateful hearts, we thank you. Shape our actions, that with gratitude we might share the abundance that we have received with people close at hand and those who are far away. So that all people in joy might celebrate the abundance you have brought to the whole world.
In thankfulness, we celebrate the harvest you, O Lord, have provided.
We pray in the name of Jesus, who is the bread of life for the whole world. Amen.

—The Rev. Peter Bush, moderator of the 143rd General Assembly

Pro D Day Camp Friday October 20th

First Church will be hosting another  Pro D Day Camp on Friday October 20th from 8:15am to 2:30pm.  Please contact the office at 250-368-6066 or at for more information.

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