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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 December 2020/January 2021 In Touch newsletter we look forward to the season of advent, Christmas and hopefully a better New Year. As Christians we rejoice that our Saviour is with us.

"Joy to the world! The Saviour reigns"

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 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.

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

The Revd Michael Pullan gives us this January 17th message:
Readings I Samuel 3 v1-10, John 1 v43-51 and Psalm 139 v1-6,12-18

No Age Concern.

During 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 structure.

We 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".

So, 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.

Jesus (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.

He 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.

Whatever our age, may we, who strive to follow Jesus value everyone and seek to help and support all as part of our Christian witness.

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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