Thought for the month of October
I am delighted to be writing this thought for the month for October, as we prepare to go live with our new website. A group of people have been toiling away getting everything ready for the launch on 30th September to coincide with St Michael’s Patronal Festival. My thanks go to Sue Shier and Ellen Witt, and Cyril Sampson who have put in lots of hard work to get it ready on time.
There is still work to do and the website group will be making sure that the site is kept up to date. My thanks also go to Harry Andrews the web designer and to the kind and generous person who has paid for the site to be built.
Communication is so important for us, both within the church and for reaching out into the parish community of which we are a part. Its not always easy to get the channels of communication open or flowing. We can all help by publicising our new site.
However, this is just the beginning. Sharing information about our events and services and parish life is important, but we must be more open about our faith, telling people about Jesus and inviting them to church.
Jesus doesn’t need a website to communicate with us, He is always ready to hear us, to support us and challenge us and to come to us in our need. Jesus doesn’t need a website, but he needs us to listen to his voice and take his message with us wherever we go.
‘Speak Lord for your servant is listening’.