We are approaching the end of what has in many circles been described as a “year to remember”. The Ministerial Staff and the Circuit Stewards use this medium to thank all who have supported the ministry of the St. Kitts Circuit with their gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Your ongoing support is appreciated and may God continue to richly bless each of you and your loved ones in 2021.
DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2021
Due to travel restrictions the Leeward Islands District Conference will convene virtually in its 215th Annual Meeting and 3rd Triennial Conference, January 11– 15, 2021. The delegates to Conference will be the Ministerial Staff and Supernumerary Ministers residing in the Circuit, the Circuit Stewards, lay delegates – Brother Kevington Pemberton and Sisters Lorozine Williams, Jennifer Hensley, and Trevere Swanston. Sister Tiffany Liburd will attend in her capacity as the LID Representative of the MCCA Youth and Young Adults Commission. Brother Sydney Matthew will attend in his capacity as the Acting President of the LID Men’s Commission. Our prayers are solicited for the President, Bishop Charles Seaton, the Officers, and members of the Conference.
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 pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
NOTE OF THANKS
The family of the late Sis. Maysie Hensley expresses appreciation to all who have supported them in their time of sorrow.
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 email@example.com 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 Thursday, 31 December, 2020 and Friday, 1 January, 2021. 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 to all the best for 2021.
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. 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, 27 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
31 Watch Night Services in congregations 11:00 p.m., preceded by
Hymn singing from 10:00 p.m.
1 Connexional Day of Prayer
3 Covenant Sunday
11-15 LI District Conference, Virtual
11 Ministers Fellowship Meeting &
Virtual Retreat 6:00 pm Virtual Welcome Service
12 Ministerial Session
13-15 Representative Session
15 7:00 pm District Communion & Closing Service
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 WATCHNIGHT, DECEMBER 31, 2020
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 8: 1-20
Responsive Reading: Psalm 90 [VIP 618]
Epistle: Revelation 21:1-6a
The Gospel: Luke 12: 35-50
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2021
1st Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 [VIP 608]
Epistle: Ephesians 3:1-12
The Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12
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;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Brothers Earl Clarke, Campbell Mercer and Samuel Jones and, Sisters Peggy Fraser-Browne, 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;
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.