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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 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 April 18th
message:

Readings - Luke 24 v36b-49, Acts 3 v12-19, I John 3 v1-7.

Groupies?!

The 3 readings show us snapshots as the early church got going and how groups were important in this. During the covid pandemic we have recognised the value of groups, whether family, friends or the wider community and have tried to keep in touch with them in a variety of ways.

In Luke 24, Jesus appears to the small group of disciples, assures them He is alive and not a ghost (He ate food). He then spent time teaching them and reminding them of all He had previously taught them and gave them power to understand the scriptures, regarding resurrection, repentance and forgiveness, which would be their task in the future.

In Acts 3, Peter addresses a large group of Jews and Gentiles and stresses the importance and power of Jesus' message, its links with the prophets and its ability to heal people through their faith. He urges people to repent and offers them forgiveness in Jesus' name, stressing they were witnesses of Jesus' resurrection (all as instructed in Luke 24).

In 1 John3, John addresses a large Gentile group and offers them assurance that they are God's children, can know His love is for everyone and can be like him

Individually, and as groups we are called to demonstrate in our lives and share in word (testimony) the same message of hope and salvation to a spiritually needy world. Being a groupie within the church may/ought to help us individually to do so.

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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April 17th., 2021