Dear EFP church folk,
 
Some of you have enjoyed the Escot-Payhembury-Feniton-parishes walk today. A lovely October day for it too! Thank you to those who organised it, helping raise funds for Payhembury Church as well as bringing much enjoyment.
 
I got some walking in too, in our time off these past couple of weeks. Dawn is having a delightful late harvest of yellow cherry tomatoes. Some of these came with me for packed lunch on my walks, and obligingly posed for ’selfies’ prior to consumption.
 
So Picture of the Week (attached) is - 
...Branscombe Tomato, Beer Tomato, Dartmoor Cairn Tomato, and Bronze Age Tomato. 
 
Today is Escot's Harvest Festival, 10.30am.
  • non-perishable goods can be brought for the Foodbank.
  • ‘check in’ with the NHS COVID-19 app when you arrive, if you have a smart-phone. 
 
There will also be the usual video reflection (link HERE). The theme is "Nature’s voice is God’s voice”. Service sheet HERE
 
Attached are this week’s Prayer Diary and Children’s Church, with thanks to Becky.
 
Services for the following weeks -
25th Feniton  Storytime+ 9am
Payhembury  All-age 10.30am
1st  Feniton Communion 10.30am
8th Feniton Remembrance prior to 11am
Payhembury Remembrance          "
More details to follow about the Remembrance services. 
 
This past couple of weeks I have discovered an astonishing writer in Etty Hillesum. She died in 1943 aged 29 in the Holocaust, but not before living an extraordinary and animated life, of discovery of faith and love for others amongst brutal conditions. 
I will write more about her, I am sure. 
For today, suffice to say that she found joy in the flowers and the birds, even in the midst of trauma and death. ‘Consider the birds… consider the lilies,’ said Jesus, as we reflect tomorrow.
 
Take care, and God bless,
David
 
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