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Welcome to our Isles of Scilly Methodist website.  We will welcome everyone to our churches as eventually when things return to normal (see below).

In our August/September 2021 In Touch newsletter we look forward to welcoming our new minister, Revd Carol Holmes, in August and sadly saying goodbye to Revd Michael Pullan and Ann as they now retire to Somerset. We thank them for their caring ministry and fellowship. Everyone across the islands who wants to be or can be has now been vacinnated and soon we may be able to mix more freely. As Christians we rejoice that our Saviour is with us through all that life throws at us.

A new service has been introduced by the national Methodist Church. It consists of two free phone lines:

for a prayer at this time dial           : 0808 281 2514

for the Methodist current news line dial : 0808 281 2478

Important coronavirus update - the Isles of Scilly are currently in partial lockdown and we will hold limited services in our churches. Click on the links for the churches news to find the plans for each church.

This page will be updated as things improve.

 

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The Revd Michael Pullan gives us this August 1st
message:

Readings John 5 v24-35, Exodus 16 v2-4, 9-15,
Psalm 78 v23-29

Bread for Life/Bread of Life.

We all need physical food to live. The pandemic has reminded us and maybe brought it closer to home that many people in our own country have needed support to enable them to have enough food (bread) to eat - whether school meals, food bank deliveries or supplies from other charities or individuals.

Such is this need for all of us, that even though we might fast and survive for many days, we cannot manage much more than 2 days without water.

Jesus fed a large crowd and healed the sick, they followed him and wanted more. Jesus knew they wanted to be fed, healed or to see others healed, so he challenged them "Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life which the son of Man will give you.......believe in Him whom God has sent......I am the bread of life." (John 6 v27,29 and 35). A challenge to follow and be committed to Him.

For life is more than food to keep us alive, we are body, mind and spirit if we neglect any of that trinity we are not whole. If we deny any spiritual dimension or become obsessed with physical needs, we might neglect music, beauty, nature, prayer or other things that feed the soul and, in the next life, a world entirely of the spirit, be completely out of our element.

Jesus, in urging the crowd to work for food that lasts was preparing them to understand the truth, that by his death and resurrection they would find life.

The spiritual equivalent of earning our bread is simply trusting (every day) this same Jesus. For as we are reminded, life is more than food and the body more than clothing, and we are to seek God's kingdom first for everything to fall into place.

After all Jesus came and comes that we might have life in all its fullness, which may well mean that we enable others to be fed physically and spiritually. As William Booth said in the language of his day "You have to get man out of the slum, before you can get the slum out of man".

A prayer for this time provided by our minister, Revd Michael Pullan:

When this is over,
may we never again take for granted,
a handshake with friend or stranger,
full shelves at the store,
conversations with neighbours.
a crowded theatre,
Friday night out,
the taste of communion.
a routine check-up
the school run each morning.
coffee with friends,
the stadium roaring,
each deep breath,
a boring Tuesday
Life itself.


When this ends
may we find that we have become more like
the people we wanted to be,
were called to be,
and
may we stay that way,
better for each other because of the worst.

AMEN

St. Mary's Methodist Church      St. Martin's Methodist Church

Five Islands       Two Churches

One Mission             One Lord

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