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Notices - July 4 - 11, 2021


LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”



BIBLE STUDY

You are invited to link up for our Circuit Virtual Bible Study on Tuesday July 6, 2021, 7:00pm, and continuing throughout the lock down period. You will be provided with the link subsequently. The Study focuses on the book of Romans. Read the book of Romans 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 7, 2021, 7:00pm. A zoom link for the session will be given later.



LONG LEAVE

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

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 sister 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

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.



CIRCUIT OFFICE

The Circuit Office times are curtailed. Please telephone numbers 465-2346/662-2885 or email, info@skmethodist.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, 04 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.



COVID-19

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, there are six past Connexional Presidents who still alive? They are Rev. Dr. Claude Cadogan, Rev. Dr. William Watty, Rev. Bruce B. Swapp, Rev. Dr. George MacD. Mulrain and Rev. Otto O. Wade. The oldest, Rev. Cadogan is a one hundred and six years old.



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.


JULY:

18 Circuit Virtual Missionary Service. The Guest Preacher for Missions is the Rev.

Patmore C. Henry Superintendent Minister of the St. Maarten Circuit.



TITHES & OFFERINGS

Remember to set aside your tithes, offerings and other monetary commitments during the period of lock down 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 info@skmethodist.org. However, during the lock down 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 04, 2021

Old Testament: 2 Samuel 5: 1 – 5, 9 - 10

Responsive Reading: Psalm 48 [VIP 595]

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 12: 2 -10

The Gospel: Mark 6: 1 - 13



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.

PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS…

  • those who are hospitalized, including Sisters Dahlia Martin (Ebenezer); 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) 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.

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