LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
ZONE 3 CONFIRMATION SERVICE
Please note that the Confirmation Service originally planned for Sunday 22nd August 2021 has been postponed until Sunday 29th August 2021 at 4:30pm at St Paul’s Methodist Church.
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 the fast for the usual last Friday of the month - 27th August, 2021. Thanks to those who participated in the prayer and fast last Thursday and Friday. May God continue to strengthen you by his Holy Spirit.
Those using the Wesley Fast will begin on Thursday 26th August 2021at sunset and will end at 3:00 p.m. or at sunset on Friday, 27th August 2021.Members who will be doing the Daniel Fast will begin on Friday mornings, 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, has resumed 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
The Farewell and Appreciation Service for Rev. Telford and Sis. Petra Matthew was successfully held on Tuesday, 17 August, 2021. Thanks to all those from the Methodist congregations and all other persons who viewed the Service online via the usual Circuit media platforms. Thanks also to our media team for making this possible.
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 had its “MCCA Pioneer Women - Virtual Exchange of Knowledge”. Thanks for joining us on Zoom, along with our Sisters of the Nevis Circuit.
We trust you would have learned more 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.
Rev. Ruth Pratt (St. Maarten) on the death of her mother (Bahamas);
Bishop Theophilus Rolle (B/TCI) on the death of his father (Bahamas);
The family of the late Rev. Dr. Claude L. Cadogan (Jamaica, originally from Belize). Dr. Cadogan died at the age of 106 having served as the second Connexional President (1972-1977), and as the second Connexional Secretary (1970-1972). One of his lasting legacies is the design of the MCCA Crest;
The family of the late Bro. Samuel Jones (St. Johnston), including his granddaughter, Lesleigh Joseph. The Thanksgiving Service will be held on Thursday, 2nd September 2021 at the St. Johnston Methodist church starting at 2:00 pm;
The family of the late Sis. Isis Francis (St. Paul’s), including her sister, Diana Francis.
The Thanksgiving Service will be held on Friday, 27th August 2021 at the St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Viewing and tributes start at 1.00pm, the Service starts at 2:00pm.
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, 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
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, 22nd August, 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.
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… Continue
That, the Rev Dr. Hyacinth Boothe was one of the first female Methodist Ministers was ordained on 23rd July 1975 and was also hailed as pioneer for female Caribbean church ministers?
DATES TO REMEMBER
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 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.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 29 AUGUST, 2021
Old Testament: Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Responsive Reading: Psalm 72 [VIP 608]
Epistle: James 1:17-27
The Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
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.
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for; [including Sisters Maureen Woodley (Immanuel), Coldotha Hendrickson (Wesley), and Diane Henry (St. Johnston), 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.