Harvest Thanksgiving – 2018

Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4-9; John 6:25–35

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

As urban dwellers we may be removed from the work of the harvest but we are still moved by its celebration. Our lives depend on the harvest to provide food to sustain life. We enjoy food as a source of delight through which we can learn of other cultures and mark special occasions. In the midst of giving thanks we are also reminded of the reality of food insecurity, both at home and abroad, and the destructive force it can be. In the midst of plenty we are brought to ask how we can use the abundance available to us for the good of others.