Important coronavirus update - the Isles of Scilly
will be in tier 1 from December 2nd 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.
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The Revd Michael Pullan gives us this January 17th message:
I Samuel 3 v1-10, John 1 v43-51 and Psalm 139 v1-6,12-18
the lockdowns/covid pandemic much has been shown/spoken
about of the bond between the generations; whether children
not being able to see/hug their parents or grandchildren
or children their grandparents or other family members.
These bonds are of course an integral part of our society's
have all doubtless said on more than one occasion "you're
never too old to learn something" or "out
of the mouths of babes and sucklings comes wisdom".
it's not surprising that in God's sight everyone is
important, there is no age concern. The boy Samuel is
called into service personally by God and the old man
Eli, a priest who has made many mistakes, nonetheless
eventually recognised that God was calling Samuel and
helped him respond. Samuel would become the last of
the judges and anoint the first king of Israel.
(in times when children were not recognised as important
in society) as part of His teaching, set a child in
the midst of the people declaring their importance,
their place in the Kingdom and the need to become like
them to enter the kingdom (cf. Mark 9 v36,37 and 42
and Mark 10 v13-15). He would also raise the status
of women, Samaritans and thieves at different times
in His public ministry.
also called a motley crew to follow Him and prepared
them to continue the work He began. Amongst them Philip
and Nathaniel who responded in different ways and realised
something special about the one calling them.
our age, may we, who strive to follow Jesus value everyone
and seek to help and support all as part of our Christian