LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
CANCELLATION OF IN PERSON SERVICES
Due to the Tropical Storm warning issued for the Leeward Islands ahead of the passage of TS Grace, please note that in person services in all congregations have been cancelled. A Worship Service via Zoom is being worked on. The link will be circulated later. Keep safe! Keep worshipful!
MONITOR 2021 ATLANTIC 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.
Remember, if you have not yet given your Missionary contributions, you can still do so before the end of the Church year, August 31, 2021.
MONTHLY PRAYER AND FAST
As we move towards the end of the Church Year, members are invited to participate in two days of Prayer and Fast. The first one will be held on Friday, 20th August, and the second on the usual last Friday of the month - 27th August, 2021.
Those using the Wesley Fast will begin on Thursday, 19th August and 26th August 2021at sunset and will end at 3:00 p.m. or at sunset on Friday, 20th August and 27th August 2021.Members who will be doing the Daniel Fastwill begin on Friday mornings, 20th and 27th August 2021 and end at 3:00 p.m. or sunset on the same day.
Please pray every hour on the hour for three minutes or longer for different concerns especially as we move into a new Church Year. You could decide on having a prayer partner(s).
ANNUAL and LONG LEAVE
Please note that the Superintendent, Rev. Mark Christmas, will resume his long leave, 16 - 31 August 2021. Rev. Tyrone Hunkins will superintend in his absence.
Note also that the Circuit Deacon, Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas, is on long leave until 31 August 2021.
Rev. Telford Matthew is on annual leave until 31 August, 2021.
FAREWELL AND APPRECIATION SERVICE - POSTPONEMENT
The Farewell and Appreciation Service for Rev. Telford and Sis. Petra Matthew has been postponed to Tuesday, 17 August, 2021 at the Ebenezer Congregation, Old Road commencing at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited, and Covid-19 protocols will be observed, hence, persons are encouraged, as far as is possible, to view the Service online via the usual Circuit media platforms.
CIRCUIT MCCA WOMEN’S COMMISSION
Women's Groups are also reminded to submit their annual subscriptions or dues for the financial year.
The Circuit MCCA Women's Commission will be having a “MCCA Pioneer Women - Virtual Exchange of Knowledge”. Join us on Zoom, along with our Sisters of the Nevis Circuit, Thursday, 19th August, 2021, 7:00pm.
Be in the Knowing; Learning...about our Methodist Women who were the first to be involved in the work.
Please let us strive to contribute as we, MCCA Women, reflect on the theme for the 2021 Connexional Conference “Facing the Task Unfinished,…”
Other events include
Saturday,4th September - Health Walk
More details lata!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS
We extend birthday and anniversary greetings 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 and that of your loved ones.
We offer congratulations to the following persons on their recent election to the LID MCCA Men’s Commission Executive:
President- Bro. Sydney Matthew (St. Kitts)
1st Vice-President- Bro. Alstead Pemberton (Nevis)
2nd Vice-President- Bro. Basil Connor (Aruba)
Secretary/Treasurer- Bro. Richard White (St. Maarten)
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
CLOTH FACE MASKS
Cloth face masks, with the MCCA crest, are on sale at a cost of $15 from the Circuit Office. All masks are delivered on payment. The colours available are white and black.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
The Harmony Christian Bookstore still has new books and journals, a wide variety of gift items to suit everyone on your list. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call us at 466-1215. See you there.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Kindly note that the Service today, 15 August, is being broadcastfrom the Wesley Methodist Church. Log on to the Methodist Radio Network - St. Kitts Circuit, available via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
The 'MRN' committee thanks you for your patience and understanding and looks forward to a return of our normal daily programming.
ST CHRISTOPHER OUTREACH CENTER
Persons desiring to volunteer at the Outreach Center, Irish Town Bay Road, can give their names to the Circuit Office.
DO YOU KNOW…
That, in the early years of the Methodist movement in the Leeward Islands, the Chairman of the District lived in St Kitts at “Rozelle”, Nevis Street?
DATES TO REMEMBER
15 Calendar Of events for all congregations and Commissions for 2021/2022 due
22 3:30 pm EMHMJS 24th Commencement Ceremony, Wesley and online
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 email@example.com.
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.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 22 AUGUST, 2021
Old Testament: 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11); 22-30, 41-43
Responsive Reading: Psalm 84 [VIP 615]
Epistle: Ephesians 6:10-20
The Gospel: John 6: 6:56-69
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 Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, especially at this time of increased volcanic activity and flooding (lahar);
for the Government and People of Antigua and Barbuda as they mourn the death of their second Prime Minister, Sir Lester Bird;
for the Government and People of Haiti, in the aftermath of an earthquake;
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 Sisters Maureen Woodley (Immanuel), Coldotha Hendrickson (Wesley), and Diane Henry (St. Johnston);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for; [including 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, Alix Pencheon, Esther Jeffers, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Alfred Brandy, Calvin Taylor, Edmond Warner, Hugo Mullix and Alexis Knight];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sister Caroline Caines];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
those who are incarcerated or in juvenile centers;
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.