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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 8th
message:

Readings Matthew 28 v16-20, Mark 16 v8,14-20,
Luke 24 v50-53 and John 20 v31 and 21 v24-5.

Hold the back page!

Do you remember Deadline Midnight on TV. a series about a newspaper? Do you recall the phrase," Hold the front page" in journalism? Do you turn to the end pages of a book to find out the ending before you read the main body of the book?

I have no way of knowing the answers you have to the questions, but thought on my last weekly message I would write a little on holding the back page - the ending of the four gospels.

A normal back page of many papers gives sports news, results, analysis etc., and may look forward to future events, the gospels have some similarities.

In Matthew, Jesus physically leaves the earth and gives the disciples the great commission to go into all the world making disciples, marking disciples and maturing disciples (read v18 and 19a) a task not limited to that time but for Christians for all time.

In Mark 16 v8 (often called the shorter ending) Jesus sends out the disciples worldwide.

Mark 16 v14-20 (the longer ending) He challenged them about faith in His resurrection and sent them out similarly, indicating some of the things they would accomplish (v14-18). Then he ascended and they set off on accomplishing the task.

In Luke 24 v50 Jesus blessed the disciples, ascended and they returned to Jerusalem to share worship and fellowship whilst waiting (as told to) for God to empower them (Pentecost), after which they would begin their task.

In John 20 the writer describes the purpose of the scriptures, to inspire belief and find real meaningful life.

In John 21, John gives his own testimony of faith and a picture of the volume of Jesus' works.

The challenges are for us all; to share the good news locally and worldwide, to have fellowship and worship, to teach the faith, to recognise the help needed to do any of this and rely on God's power and to enjoy real life in all this and everything else we do. May that be and continue to be our experience.

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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