Bring In The Harvest

Service Leaders: Satya Tabachnick (Starr King Seminarian); Sharon McCarty, John Ray
Music: U-Usual Suspects
Basket shared with: Redwood Empire Food Bank

Luscious tomatoes, peaches, zucchini… the bounty of our earth surrounds us, even in these difficult drought times in California. How do we reconcile this time of abundance with the extreme scarcity faced by many in our state? How can we bear witness to the sacrifices which bring about sustenance in our lives? On a personal level, how do we deal with times of spiritual drought and abundant harvest? We will explore the link between those questions in this service, whose theme springs from the pagan harvest holiday Lammas, marking the ending of a time of sacrifice and scarcity with the coming of the first harvest.

We especially invite those with a surplus of summer produce to bring that for our table of bounty. After the service we will share this bounty with the families at the Family Support Center.

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