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Harvest Home Festival 2012

On October 13th and 14th, we had our annual Harvest Home Celebration!  Harvest Home is a tradition we’ve carried on in this congregation that goes back to our roots as a community of immigrants new to the Portland area.  Harvest Home is a traditional English festival that celebrates the gifts of the harvest…it’s a festival of Thanksgiving.  Every year, the folks at St. Peter’s take this opportunity to celebrate the blessings of our lives and offer the “first fruits” of our harvest.  Those of us who have our own vegetable and fruit gardens will bring our best produce, those of us without gardens buy some of the best produce we can find, some of us make jams and jellies, and we decorate the church for a special service.  Afterwards, all of the produce is donated to local feeding ministries.  It’s one of the ways we offer our thanks to the Lord!  Here are some pictures from Harvest Home 2012:

 

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