LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
You are invited to link up for our Circuit Virtual Bible Study on Tuesday July 13, 2021, 7:00pm, and continuing throughout the lockdown period. The same link will be used for the duration of the lockdown. The Study focuses on the book of Romans. Read the book of Romans, as well as Paul’s Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and 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 14, 2021, 7:00pm. The same zoom link will used for the sessions.
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.
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. Delores Gumbs-Weekes (Wesley), including granddaughters, Sativa and Saphire Matthew (Wesley), 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 times are curtailed. Please telephone numbers 465-2346/662-2885 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org to find the adjustments that have been made. 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. However, the Bookstore is closed until further notice.
LISTEN TO MRN
Kindly note that the Service today, 11th July, is being broadcast virtually. Log on to the Methodist Radio Network - St. Kitts Circuit, available via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
The Methodist Radio Network (MRN) celebrated its 8th Anniversary of operations, 1 May, 2021.
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 ceased for now.
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, Rev. Edwin L. Taylor, C.B.E, J.P., B.D., M.Sc, Ed. (1967 – 1970) was the first Connexional Secretary. He later served as Connexional President (1982 – 1987).
DATES TO REMEMBER
MISSIONS MONTH – JULY : Because of the current state of the COVID- 19 pandemic in the Federation, Missions will be celebrated virtually. Please ensure that you arrange with your Congregational Stewards an appropriate means for making your Rally Of Classes and Missions contributions.
18 Missions/Stewardship Lord’s Day.
Circuit Virtual Missionary Service. The Guest Preacher for Missions is the Rev. Patmore C. Henry Superintendent Minister of the St. Maarten Circuit.
OTHER EVENTS TO TAKE NOTE OF:
Local Presbyters’ Seminar:
The 2021 Local Presbyters’ Seminar will be 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. Registration forms must be returned by July 12, 2021.
LID MCCA Men’s Commission Virtual Meeting:
The MCCA Men’s Commission Meeting will be held from July 23 -24, 2021. Each Circuit is required to have not less than Five (5) and not more than twelve (12) representatives at that grand premier Virtual forum. Registration Forms should have been submitted to Rev’d Jeanty MAUROSE by e-mail at email@example.com by June 23, 2021.
The full cooperation of all concerned is anticipated in order to have a successful meeting.
THE DISTRICTS YOUTH LEADERS TRAINING SEMINAR (DYLTS) & THE YOUNG ADULTS SEMINAR (YAS) will run concurrently from July 14-17, 2021 and will be an all-virtual event. The Joint Opening Service will be hosted by the St. Thomas/St. John Circuit on Wednesday July 14th at 6:00 pm and the Closing Service on Saturday July 17th at 4:00 pm hosted by the Anguilla Circuit. Registration should have been returned already to: Rev Celina Walton- Charles firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Jamhil Levine email@example.com
Rev Helen Mallalieu-Maurose firstname.lastname@example.org.
TITHES & OFFERINGS
Remember to set aside your tithes, offerings and other monetary commitments during the period of lockdown while you worship virtually.
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 email@example.com. However, during the lockdown period send notices by Monday evening or early Tuesday morning.
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, JULY 18, 2021
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 89:20-37
Epistle: Ephesians 2:11-22
Gospel: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
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, including Sis. Peggy Fraser- Browne’s mother (Ebenezer);
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.