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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 April/May 2021 In Touch newsletter we look forward to continuing our work and witness through Easter and Pentecost in these difficult times as far as we are able. Thankfully the covid vaccine programme is being rolled out across the islands 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.

Here is a link to video messages from our chair of district during this time:

Revd Steve Wild.

If you are a facebook member you can view useful items on the scillymethodists facebook page .

The Revd Michael Pullan gives us this May 2nd
message:

Readings Psalm 22 v25-31, Acts 8 v26-49, John 15 v1-8 and   I John 4 v7-21

Growth, growing and Gospel

during recent days, unusually perhaps, we have been hoping (praying?) for rain - or at least farmers and gardeners may have been - because dry conditions have left hard ground and affected pasture for animals, and left plants etc. very thirsty. We know that there is a need for a balance of sunshine, dry weather and rainfall to enable good growth to occur.

Jesus (in John 15) gives his early followers the clue to growing in faith, bearing fruit and growing Christians-"abiding in Him", staying connected to Him (interconnectedness). This may involving suffering (v2 pruning can also mean cleansing
- same Greek word).

But only by staying with Him can there be growth and fruit, otherwise nothing. He is the only source of real life, a life lived to the praise and glory of God.

I John reminds us that the fundamental nature and sign of God is love. Out of love, Jesus came to die. Love is an activity not an abstract, God is loving towards us and this is how we know His love. .Jerome said love is like a circle, no ending, sentiments issued more recently in a song based on music by the Seekers "when you see a circle no ending can be found and so the love of Jesus goes on eternally, forever and for ever I know that He loves me."

Philip, in Acts 8, is rooted in Christ and sensitive to the Holy Spirit's leading and shares the good news to the high-ranking Ethiopian official, who comes to faith. Philip then goes to Azotus and continues to share the good news, naturally he is rooted in Jesus.

The psalm which Jesus began to quote on the cross, concludes with the promise that many across the world will turn to the Lord, from agony and suffering came/comes real life.

May the words/actions of those portrayed in these readings challenge us to be rooted in Jesus and seeking to grow in all ways for Him.

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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   Romans 8:39

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