MONTHLY PRAYER AND FAST
The Circuit Mission & Evangelism Committee invites all members to join in the “Wesley Fast” or “Daniel Fast” on the last Friday of each month, beginning on Friday, 29th January, 2021. The “Wesley Fast” begins at sunset on the Thursday and ends on the Friday at 3:00 p.m. or at sunset. The “Daniel Fast” is a partial Fast eliminating all meats, pastries, chips, bread, and fried foods during the Fast. Only fruits, vegetables and water are encouraged.
During the Fast, members are encouraged to pray on the hour for five minutes (or longer) for different concerns including: Spiritual growth, Personal needs (health, finance, family, etc.), the Church, Community and the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Region, the world at large, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You may decide to have a prayer partner or partners.Those who are on medication are asked to consult with their doctor before starting on a Fast.
Congregations that made Prayer Boxes available for members to drop in prayer concerns or requests are encouraged to continue with them. Congregations that did not make these Prayer Boxes available are kindly asked to do so. Boxes are to be cleared at the end of every Sunday morning Worship Service and the requests/concerns given to the Minister or held by one of the Congregational Stewards until the time of Bible Study and/or Prayer Meeting or dealt with in what other way is decided.
EMHMJS FATHERS’ WORK DAY
The Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School (EMHMJS) will be hosting a Fathers’ Work Day on January 30th, 2021. The areas of focus include enclosing the garden area with a picket fence, erecting a school sign, and constructing garden boxes to begin a school garden. All fathers with children presently attending the EMHMJS, past parents and friends of the School are invited to join in giving the School a much-needed face lift. Your usual support will be appreciated.
MAURICE HILLIER SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Parents and Guardians are asked to note that registration for the new Kindergarten class 2021 -2022 at the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School is now open. The Registration fee is $100.00, Non-Refundable. A recent passport sized (half snap) picture, birth certificate, an immunization/Clinic Record for the person being registered, parents’ Identification card, and a job letter must be presented at the time of registration, which ends on 26th February, 2021. Please be guided accordingly.
Scholarships are currently available to nationals interested in pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the following countries: Taiwan, Turkey, Serbia, and Brazil. For more information, please contact the Human Resource Department at Government Headquarters at 467 1323. Interested members are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities available.
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 extend condolences to Sis Althea Farier of the St. Johnston Methodist Congregation on the death of her brother, Rev. Dr. Allan Isaac, Senior Pastor of Rivers of Living Water Christian Centre.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
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. The 2021 edition of “Our Daily Bread” is also available. 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, 24 January, will be broadcast from 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 (98.9), 7 pm-8 pm. Second Sundays will be hosted by the Methodist Communion.
ST CHRISTOPHER OUTREACH CENTER
Persons desiring to volunteer at the Outreach Center, Irish Town Bay Road, can give their names to the Circuit Office. The Methodist Communion is rostered for February 1-5, 2021.
Let us continue to be vigilant regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.
DATES TO REMEMBER
18-25 Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity
14 4:30 pm Circuit Meeting, Ebenezer
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, JANUARY 31, 2021
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Responsive Reading: Psalm 111 [VIP 630]
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
The Gospel: Mark 1: 21-28
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 Bro. Samuel Jones, Earl Clarke and Campbell Mercer, 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, 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.