October Message

OCT. 1, 2021

Gifts and talents

Greetings from your Rector

Gifts and talents

As I write this we have an eighteen-year-old British tennis player in the final of the US Open. A wonderful turn of events none of us would have predicted a month ago. Her tennis, and visible love of the game, is expressed in the joyful way she plays.  I hope and pray by the time you read this she is the US Open Champion. Yet regardless of the result, I pray she will still be having so much fun on court…

This month we continue to think about the gifts of God’s creation, the beautiful places we live in and the abundance of this Harvest Season. If you are new to the area- a very warm welcome. If you have lived here for years, I hope the splendour of your surroundings continues to inspire you.

What are your gifts and talents? You may have a talent for performing, which finds expression this month in the Kinnerley Talent show during the last weekend in October. Or perhaps your talent is the quiet delivery of a newspaper to a neighbour, or a well-timed phone call expressing thanks and raising spirits, keeping people connected. Like Emma your talent may be sporting, perhaps you’ve rekindled a passion for the beautiful game?

God delights in us being set free to use our God-given gifts and talents. Whatever makes your heart sing, I encourage you to spend more time doing it this month, and is there someone else who could join you? Invite them along too.


Revd Chris