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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 February/March 2021 In Touch newsletter we look forward to continuing our work and witness 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 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, he is currently having a sabbatical from messaging but the archive is available to listen to at 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 February 28th message:

Readings: Mark 8 v31-38, Genesis 17 v1-7 and
Romans 4 v13-25

Discipleship and Faith...following Jesus

Follow me I'm the Pied Piper the story says. 'Followers of sports teams and individual players run into millions all over the world as do followers of music groups and individual singers, (these may prefer to be called fans). in context 55,000 people worldwide become followers of Jesus every day and He has millions of followers/fans worldwide.

It's good that in Lent we can think about following Him or deciding to do so if we don't do so.

Jesus spent the early part of His public ministry inviting people to follow Him. Disciples were to share the load in the limited time Jesus had on earth and to continue the work after He physically left the earth. After Peter's confession of faith at Caesarea Philippi (Jesus as Messiah) He spent more time with the 12, reappraising His mission and sharing new things with them - Abba, prayer, humility, the ways of the kingdom - and teaching them more deeply about the way of love and that following Him could be costly and a way of suffering, as love most usually is.

He indicated that to follow him would involve dying to self - just as costly as being ready to die in a battle; taking up a cross - a symbol of self-sacrifice.

It may be that following Him ourselves has been more than the cost of time and money, but also meant wear and tear through apathy and ridicule from others. We need ever to keep in mind all that Jesus went through to fulfil the Father's will.

Alan Dale (of Biblical translation fame) wrote this perceptive paraphrase - "If you want to help me, you must give all your heart to me, must put yourself last
you must be ready to let people do their worst to you and you must keep your eyes upon me"

Let us keep our eyes on Jesus as we follow Him where He leads. (Nb. Hebrews 12 v 1-2) and be inspired also by Abraham's faith.

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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February 27th., 2021