LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
PRAYER & FAST
Members are reminded and encouraged to participate in the monthly Prayer and Fast on Friday, July 30, 2021. Those using the Wesley Fast will begin on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at sunset and will end at 3:00 p.m. or at sunset on Friday, July 30, 2021. Members who will be doing the Daniel Fast will begin on Friday morning and end at 3:00 p.m. or sunset on the same day. This is a partial Fast in which you eliminate all meats, pastries, chips, bread, and fried foods during the Fast. You can eat fruits and vegetables and drink water only. Those who are on medication are asked to consult your doctor before starting a Fast.
Please pray every hour on the hour for three minutes or longer for different concerns.
You are invited to link up for our Circuit Virtual Bible Study on Tuesday July 27, 2021, 7:00pm. This will be our last study for this period. The same link will be used for the final study session. The Study focuses on the book of Romans. Read the book of Romans, as well as Paul’s Prison Epistles: Colossians & Philemon , with supporting resources and come prepared to participate fully in the study. The Bible Study will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Carmelita Morton.
PRAYER AND REFLECTION
You are invited to join our Prayer and Reflection Session on Wednesday July 28, 2021, 7:00pm. This will be our final session in this setting. The same zoom link will used for the final session.
Please note that the Superintendent, Rev. Mark Christmas, has resumed his long leave, in part, 1 June – 1 August 2021. Rev. Telford Matthew is superintending in his absence.
Note also that the Circuit Deacon, Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas, is on long leave, 1 June - 31 August 2021.
ANNUAL VACATION LEAVE
Rev. Tyrone Hunkins will be on annual vacation leave from July 19 – August 13, 2021;
Rev. Telford Matthew goes on annual vacation leave from August 2 – August 31, 2021
A Farewell Service For Rev. Telford and Sis. Petra Matthew will be held at the Ebenezer Congregation, Old Road, on Sunday August 15, 5:00pm.
MCCA WOMEN’S NOTICE
Congregations are reminded of their contribution to the Walk - Up Offering for Women's Work.
Congregational Stewards are asked to ensure that these Offerings be collected on the Lord's Day of the 1st and 8th August.
Your offerings are very a much appreciated.
Women's Groups are also reminded to submit their annual subscriptions or dues for the financial year.
Please let us strive to contribute as we, as MCCA Women reflect on the theme for the 2021 Connexional Conference “Facing the Task Unfinished,…”
Be reminded, that MCCA Women's week of activities will RESUME!!. Events and dates will be communicated soon.
CHANGE IN TIME OF WORSHIP SERVICES (CAYON)
Please note that as of the first Sunday in June (6) 2021, the time of worship service at the Cayon congregation was changed to 9:00 am from 11:00 am.
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 are extended to the family of the late Sis. Agnes Morton (Wesley), including her husband Bro. Edmund Morton. May you find strength and comfort from our good Lord during this time of sorrow and grief.
May the souls of our departed sisters rest in eternal peace and rise in glory.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
Cloth masks with the MCCA crest are on sale for $15 only at the St.Kitts Circuit Church office. All masks are delivered on payment. The colours available are white and black. Please be advised that the masks that are sold from the St.Kitts Methodist Church office are authentic and approved by the Connexional Office.
The Circuit Office has reopened to serve you. Please telephone numbers 465-2346/662-2885 or email, email@example.com to find out any information on matters relating to the church. Tithes and offerings may also be received at the office as arranged. Contributions may be made on-line as well, via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
HARMONY BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS
The Harmony Christian Bookstore still has new books, journals and a wide variety of gift items to suit everyone on your list. The Bookstore is there to serve you and the general public.
LISTEN TO MRN
Kindly note that the Service today, 25th July, is being broadcast from the Immanuel congregation. 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 the 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. Operations have resumed.
Let us continue to be vigilant regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please ensure that you observe all the protocols necessary for your safety and security. Also, keep watch and pray without ceasing. Pray!
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, in the true spirit of the Christian Community, demonstrate love and compassion by providing assistance where necessary.
DO YOU KNOW…
That, the first Methodist Chapel, the West Indies, was built on Temple Street, St. John’s, Antigua, in 1783, under the able leadership of John Baxter?
DATES TO REMEMBER
01 Emancipation Day
15 Calendar Of events for all congregations and Commissions for
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.
OTHER EVENTS TO TAKE NOTE OF
Local Presbyters’ Seminar: The 2021 Local Presbyters’ Seminar is being held virtually from July 19 – 30, 2021. The Seminar is opened to other interested persons including other Local Presbyters, Local Preachers and Officers of our Church.
RECEIPT OF NOTICES
Please note that notices for inclusion in the weekly “Notices, Reminders and Updates” are to be submitted by Thursday at 2:00 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, August 01, 2021
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12: 13a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 51: 1 - 12 (VIP 597)
Epistle: Ephesians 4: 1 - 16
Gospel St. John 6: 24 - 35
THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON
We note that the Atlantic Hurricane Season commenced on 1 June and will end on November 30, 2021. Let us be vigilant and make the necessary preparations and adjustments and seek God’s protection and guidance as we face another hurricane season.
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 with increased active cases and the hurricane season that it may not cause any destruction to persons or their properties;
for the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, especially at this time of continued volcanic activity (lahar);
for the Connexional, District and Circuit Officers, Ministers, Leaders and other members of our Church throughout the Caribbean and the Americas;
Students writing external examinations and all others who following classes virtually.
PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS…
those who are hospitalized;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for; [including Sisters Dorette Butler, Desiree Thomas(Wesley), Marva Sutton (Challengers), Dahlia Martin (Ebenezer) and Rita Hazel (St. Johnston), Bro. Samuel Jones (St. Johnston), and 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, 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 shut-in, those in need and those who are experiencing the harsh realities of life, and who have no experience of Christ.