LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
A CALL TO PRAYER & FASTING – 7 Days/2 Options
The Methodist Church St. Kitts Circuit will join the other Circuits of the Leeward Islands District in the Beginning of the New Church Year '7 Day Daniel Fast' (Daniel chapters 1 & 10) or Wesley Fast (after supper daily, breaking the Fast with Lunch), to take place from today, Sunday September 19 to next Sunday, September 26, 2021.
This is a time to draw closer to God and to seek His divine will for our lives and His Church. During this time, daily Scripture readings have been provided to guide our study, reflection and meditation, and prayers; while our daily prayers will focus on our Church and its Ministry.
It is our endeavor to seek God to help us in the fulfillment of our mission mandate – ‘to spread Scriptural holiness throughout the land and to reform the nation’. [Please see the District’s document on the Circuit’s website for detailed information]
HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF APPEAL- ST KITTS CIRCUIT
In response to the ongoing needs of our brothers and sisters in the Haiti District following the devastation caused by earthquake, members can respond in any of the following ways;
1. A “Solidarity Offering” to be collected on Lord’s Day, 26 September, 2021.
2. Monetary donations can be made directly to the Church office or deposited at St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Ltd – Account Number 25986; Account Name: Methodist Church - St. Kitts Circuit. If deposited to the bank, please indicate same to the Office.
38th ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS
In celebration of the 38th Anniversary of Independence, the General Public is invited to join in the State Service of Prayer, Praise & Thanksgiving that will be held today, Sunday, 19 September, 2021 at The Elquemedo T Willit Park, Charlestown, Nevis, commencing at 4:00 pm. The Service will be carried on ZIZonline and other participating stations.
VIRTUAL CONNEXIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE
An invitation is extended to all to join in the Connexional Worship Service via the MCCA You Tube channel, today, Sunday, 19 September 2021 commencing at 6:00 pm. The theme that guides the Service and the Connexional Year is, “Pressing Forward: Hope in Christ”.
MONITOR 2021 HURRICANE SEASON & COVID-19
Please continue to monitor information supplied by the Government Met Office, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) as we continue to be vigilant regarding the hurricane season and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
ASSISTANCE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE AND NEED
You may know of persons who are in need during this time of crisis, especially some who are quarantined and in dire need of essential supplies;let us, through the CARE Fund stewards, in the true spirit of the Christian Community, demonstrate love and compassion by assisting where necessary.
Save the Date!!! Saturday, 9th October 2021 at 6 A.M.
Event: MCCA Women's St. Kitts Circuit Health Walk
Who is invited: The Methodist Family!
Stay tuned for more details.
ARRIVAL AND USE OF ENVELOPES
Kindly note that the weekly envelopes for the year 2021-2022 are now available. Monthly envelopes are also available at the Circuit Office. Please check with your congregational stewards or class leader. Members are encouraged to utilize the special envelopes earmarked for the different celebrations or causes. Note that the envelope for the School should be returned by the end of October 2021.
RESUMPTION OF MEETINGS
Circuit and congregational groups and organizations are encouraged to resume meetings where possible, being mindful to observe all COVID-19 protocols.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT FACILITY
The Reach for Recovery SKB Inc. announces the opening and operation of a breast cancer support facility dubbed The Pink Zone. Visit the Pink Zone for breast cancer related information, pink memorabilia, designated counselling sessions, screening sessions at designated times or to make a donation. The Pink Zone is located at #8 OOJJs Commercial Complex, next to the Delta Petroleum gas station, and is opened daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sis. Pat Farrell wishes to thank all who contributed to make this facility possible. "It’s more than health, it’s about hope and happiness".
CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS
We extend birthday and anniversary wishes to all who are celebrating this week. We remind and encourage you to offer thanks to Almighty God for his goodness and mercy throughout the years of your life.
We extend congratulations to Sis. Icilma Springer (Tabernacle) and immediate Past Principal of the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School, on her being awarded the Medal of Honour for Education.
We also extend congratulations to Sis. Lorna Callender (Wesley) on her being awarded the Companion of the Star of Merit in Education & Journalism.
CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time including:
Sis. Gwen Webbe and her family (Hope) on the death of her daughter, Paula (UK), and;
Sis. Rosalind Bassue and her family (Wesley) on the death of her husband, Alfred (USA).
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily and can be reached via telephone numbers 465-2346/662-2885 or email, email@example.com. Tithes and offerings may also be received at the office during these hours. Contributions may also be made on-line, via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
HARMONY BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS
Harmony Christian Bookstore is also open daily, Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit the store for a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature or call us at 466-1215.
Methodist Media, the official communications arm of the Methodist Church St. Kitts Circuit, is available to provide services for upcoming circuit and congregational events.
If you would like to consult with the media team for your church event, please contact the church office and complete the Methodist Media request form.
We strongly recommend making your request at least 2 weeks prior to your event date. Note that you will be expected to meet with the media team at least twice prior to your event to ensure all needs are addressed and the media team has all the details needed to adequately support your event. Methodist Media looks forward to working with you.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Kindly note that the Service today, 19th September, is being broadcast from the Wesley Methodist Church. Log on to the Methodist Radio Network - St. Kitts Circuit, available via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
RECEIPT OF NOTICES
Please note that notices for inclusion in the weekly “Notices, Reminders and Updates” are to be submitted by Thursday at 2 pm of each week via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons who desire to have the notices sent to them via email can subscribe via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org. The Notices can also be accessed via the website.
DO YOU KNOW…
That one of the contributions of the Methodist Church to nation building was in education, operating schools in eight of the nine parishes until 1915, the exception being St. Peter’s?
DATES TO REMEMBER
19 38th Anniversary of Independence
19 4:00 pm National Independence State Service, Nevis
19 6:00 pm Connexional Virtual Service
19-26 LIDC ‘7 Day Daniel/Wesley Fast' (note date change)
21 EMHMJS 68th Anniversary
23 4:00 pm Dedication of new Manse, Dieppe Bay
26 Connexional Christian Education Lord’s Day
26 5:00 pm Welcome Service for Rev’d Andrinne Joseph, K.G. Swanston
27 5:00 pm Circuit O & E Committee, Wesley Church Hall (or online)
03 World Communion Sunday/Education Lord’s Day
03 6:00 pm Recognition and Commissioning Service for Sis. Liane
Irish-Wade as a Preacher, Wesley
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER, 2021
Old Testament: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Responsive Reading: Psalm 124 [VIP 643]
Epistle: James 5:13-20
The Gospel: Mark 9: 38-50
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY…
for our Nation, its leaders and all its resources and plans, in thanksgiving to Almighty God for his continued protection of our people and country, especially at this time as we go through the combined threats of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the hurricane season;
for the Connexional, District and Circuit Officers, Ministers, Leaders and other members of our Church throughout the Caribbean and the Americas;
PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS…
those who are hospitalized, including Sister Maureen Woodley (Immanuel),
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Sisters Donna Queeley (Challengers), Dorette Butler (Wesley), Elsie Paul (Wesley) Coldotha Hendrickson (Wesley), and Diane Henry (St. Johnston) and, Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit];
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Eugene Huggins, Dudley Tyson, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Jane Hickson, Patricia Ottley, Joycelyn Woodley, Sharon Pemberton, Helen Aponte, Beverly Phillip, Evelyn Phillip, Lilian Jones, Jacqueline Browne, Mildred Browne, Yvonne Matthew and Janet Maynard].
those in nursing homes: [including Sisters Margery Welsh, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Esther Jeffers, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, Hugo Mullix and Alexis Knight];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [Sister Caroline Caines];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
those who are incarcerated or in juvenile centers;
those tested Covid-19 positive and those in quarantine;
those who are shut-in, those in need and those who are experiencing the harsh realities of life, but who have no experience of Christ.