Harvest Home / Homecoming Sunday
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Join us for our annual Harvest Home worship
** 8:30 am Breakfast – Fellowship Center **
9:15 am Seed $ Celebration & Testimonies
10:30 am Worship - Guest Speaker: Jeff Hochstetler*
*Jeff is a pastor at Berlin Mennonite Church. The son of Harold, and the late Lois Hochstetler, brother to Matt (Megan), Eric (Logan), and his twin Justin (Abri), Jeff grew up at Oak Grove. He is married to Kelsey and they have three daughters.
“Harvest Home Sunday,”
an autumn tradition at Oak Grove, had its beginnings when many members were engaged in farming. The season of harvest was a time of celebration and acknowledgment of our abundance and God’s blessing in our lives. Sharing this bounty with those in need was also the purpose of this special Sunday. Members brought fresh produce from their fields and gardens and home-canned fruits and vegetables from their kitchens. These were collected at the church and then distributed to street ministries and food pantries.
Family and friends living out of the area have been invited back “home” to worship and enjoy the day together. Fall decorations are a part of the tradition and add beauty to the church and fellowship hall.
As lifestyles, professions and food restrictions at distribution places have changed, grocery items and offerings of money have replaced the fresh and canned produce.