Harvest in Your Heart! (Luke 8:4-15)


Join us this Harvest Sunday 10.00am at Fordham Church to thank God for the good things he has given you in your life.

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Service and Notice sheet (10th October 2021)

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Luke 8:4-15

Bible Quote 8:4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable:
8:5 "A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up.

8:6 Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.
8:7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.
8:8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown." When he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
8:9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant.
8:10 He said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, " 'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.'

8:11 "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
8:12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
8:13 Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.
8:14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
8:15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.




During the service we will be collecting items of food, toiletries and clothing for Bridgeway Mission to distribute to Afghan and Syrian Refugees in the Colchester area. As part of giving thanks to God, you are invited to bring items from the following lists.

Food and Drink: Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Cacao powder, Cacao drink, Fruit Juice different flavours (orange, apple, pomegranate,) Coke (cans or bottles), Lemonade, Dates, Flour, Coarse or Fine Bulger, Long life Milk, Sweets, Chocolates, Olives, Honey, Rice Flour, Pickles (cucumber or jalapeno pepper), Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Brown sauce, Corned beef tins, Pasta, Nuts (pistachios, cashew , walnuts, almonds), Crisps, Cardamom seeds, Tomato puree, Olive Oil, Vegetables oil, Sunflower oil, Milk for babies (Optimel).

Toiletries: Tissues, Baby wipes, Women’s Sanitary items, Hair shampoo, Conditioner, Body foam, Soap, Toothpaste, Body lotion, Baby Lotion and Baby oil.

Men’s Clothing for ages 20-30 years: (all sizes including double and triple), Shoes (sizes between 40 and 45), Jackets (M/L/XL/2XL/3XL), Belts, T-shirts (all sizes), Shorts and Socks.

PHOTOGRAPH OF CHURCH COMMUNITY Immediately as the service ends we will head into the churchyard for some aerial photos to be taken with a drone camera. These will be used on the church website and in our publicity. After the photo shoot, please stay for tea, coffee and refreshments.