Good morning and welcome to church,
Recently I’ve been involved in two events that received significant media coverage, and in both cases the media got the story entirely wrong. Not just minor details around the edge, but the entire story being factually incorrect. Whilst there are significant time constraints in publishing, and these must be taken into account, it appears the media has an agenda. This includes misrepresentation or reporting untruth in order to promote their own agenda (which could be financial interests), or simply lies about Christianity, Churches, or Christian organisations. Whilst this should not surprise us, it should sadden us, and drive us to our knees in prayer for truthfulness in reporting and the media. Please will you join me in praying for our media. To this end there is a suggested prayer on the inside of the bulletin.
Reverend Michael Turner.