“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”

Galatians 5:22-23

There’s an invitation just waiting for your reply. God has created a world filled to overflowing with every good thing. You’re a part of all of this goodness and you’ve been assigned a special role. In fact, it’s a role only you can play. God has been at work in and through you to cultivate a life of rich in all the fruits of the Spirit mentioned above. God is also asking you to help produce the same for your neighbor. This month, we’re exploring the ways in which God is making this happen in our church and how you might help us bring in and share this harvest in love.

Sunday, November 8 – “Plowing, Sowing, Reaping”
Faith is a gift that comes to us, not something we create on our own. But making faith matter, in our lives and the lives around us, takes effort. This week, hear how God invites us into mission to be a church that nurtures faith.
Focus Texts: Psalm 8; Psalm 78:1-4

Sunday, November 15 – “The Harvests We Are Sharing”
God invites us into mission with our neighbors.
Focus Text: 2 Kings 4:42-44

Sunday, November 22 – “That Love Has Found Us”
God invites us to be loved and to love.
Focus Text: Isaiah 61:1-11

This worship series is formed around the hymn “For the Fruit of All Creation” by Fred Pratt Green (ELW 679). Mr. Green’s lyrics are a poetic reminder of how, in thanks for the blessings we receive, we are called into action to make known God’s generous vision for the world.

For the fruit of all creation,
thanks be to God.
For these gifts to ev’ry nation,
thanks be to God.
For the plowing, sowing, reaping,
silent growth while we are sleeping,
future needs in earth’s safekeeping,
thanks be to God.

In the just reward of labor,
God’s will is done.
In the help we give our neighbor,
God’s will is done.
In our worldwide task of caring
for the hungry and despairing,
in the harvests we are sharing,
God’s will is done.

For the harvests of the Spirit,
thanks be to God.
For the good we all inherit,
thanks be to God.
For the wonders that astound us,
for the truths that still confound us,
most of all, that love has found us,
thanks be to God.