Candlelight Services will be held in Zones later today as follows:
The Zone One Service will be held at Wesley for St. Johnston, Hope Chapel and Wesley congregations, starting at 6:00 p.m.
The Zone Two Service will be held at Ebenezer for Challengers, Ebenezer, Phipps Memorial and Cayon congregations commencing at 6:00 p.m.
The Zone Three Service will be held at Immanuel for Immanuel, St. Paul’s, K. G. Swanston, and Tabernacle congregations, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Please take along a candle (and holder) to be able sing special Carols by candlelight. Covid-19 Protocols will be observed.
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.
CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICE
We extend condolences to Sisters Agnes and Linda Flemming of Wesley on the death of their brother, James. The Thanksgiving Service will be held on Monday, 21 December, 2020 at Wesley Methodist Church, starting at 2:00 pm.
The Thanksgiving Service for the late Sis. Masie Hensley will be held on Monday, 21 December, 2020 at the Phipps Memorial Methodist Church, Half Way Tree, starting at 2:00 pm.
The Thanksgiving Service for the late Sis. Elvira Rawlins will be held on Tuesday, 22 December, 2020 at Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street, starting at 2:00 pm.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
ESSENCE OF HOPE
The Essence of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation continues to advocate for early detection through our ‘Feel a Lump?’ mammogram campaign. If you require financial assistance, please contact Essence of Hope at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660-0152 to make arrangements.
This week, the Circuit Office is open Monday to Thursday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily but will be closed on Friday, 25 December, 2020. Tithes and offerings may also be received at the office during these hours. Contributions may also be made on-line, via the redesigned Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org. The Office Staff takes the opportunity to extend blessed Christmas greetings to all.
HARMONY BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS
The Harmony Christian Bookstore announces the arrival of its Christmas merchandise - new books and journals, a wide variety of gift items to suit everyone on your list and, a large selection of beautiful Christmas cards. The 2021 edition of “Our Daily Bread” is also available. Come in and do your shopping early. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 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, 20 December, will be broadcastfrom the Wesley Methodist Church at 9.00 a.m. 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.
LISTEN TO CHURCH CALLING:
Listen this and every Sunday night to the St. Kitts Christian Council’s Radio Programme, “Church Calling”, on WINN FM 98.1 FM, 7 pm-8 pm. Second Sundays will be hosted by the Methodist Communion.
Let us continue to be vigilant regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.
DATES TO REMEMBER
20 Cradle Roll/Zonal Candlelight Services
25 Festival of the Nativity
31 Watch Night Services in congregations 11:00 p.m.,
preceded by Hymn singing from 10:00 p.m.
3 Covenant Sunday
11-15 LI District Conference, Virtual
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY, DECEMBER 25, 2020
1st Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10
Responsive Reading: Psalm 98 [VIP 624]
Epistle: Hebrews 1:1-12
The Gospel: John 1:1-14
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2020
1st Reading: Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Responsive Reading: Psalm 148 [VIP 656]
Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7
The Gospel: Luke 2:22-40
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 COVID-19 Pandemic;
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 Bro. Earl Clarke of Hope Chapel;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Brothers Campbell Mercer and Samuel Jones and, Sisters Adina Payne and Beulah Clarke; [Also recuperating at home is 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 Sister Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Mildred Bailey-Henville, Sheila Crosse, 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 Rev. Selwyn Vanterpool, and Sister Caroline Caines];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
persons who are mourning, including the families of the late Sisters Masie Hensley and Elvira Rawlins;
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.