St Andrew`s Methodist Church, Sheringham
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Welcome to the August edition of the Messenger. It has certainly been a busy time at St Andrews as we have enjoyed an extremely successful flower festival.
Throughout the event we saw all kinds of reactions from our visitors. It was lovely to meet friends old and new.
As I have looked through the completed questionnaires for this year I have been drawn not so much to the wonderful comments but to the back page which tells us where people have come from. Hertford, Manchester, London, Sheffield, Birmingham, Wales, Essex, Japan! Durham (Gods own county!!! ) Norwich and so it goes on. It goes to show how the title of reaching out was so appropriate. In some significant way we have made an impact.
If I can be forgiven for being a bit nerdish for a moment I am reminded of my morning routine. Whilst waiting for the coffee to become drinkable I switch on my computer and my radio and send a few radio signals into the ether. Within a few minutes of doing that I visit a web site which tells me if any other radio hams have picked up my signal and their location. I can then see how far my radio signals are travelling that morning. If Australia is on my map I keep shouting, I haven’t got that far yet!
The flower festival is one of those marvellous mission opportunities. I spoke to a few people who were moved by one particular display and its description and I therefore spent quite a bit of time in that particular area.
It is amazing how the experience of a small number of disciples changed world history. The Gospel has spread through the world in so many ways and day by day new people are meeting Jesus Christ.
We never know how far news will travel and the effects it will have. A massive thank you to all who assisted at the festival. Rest well!
(Revd. Colin Sherwood)