HURRICANE SEASON & COVID-19
The Hurricane Season comes to a close tomorrow, Monday, 30 November, 2020. We give God thanks for safe passage amid an over-active, record-setting season, but continue in prayer for those affected. Let us continue to be vigilant regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.
CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS
We extend birthday and anniversary wishes 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 congratulate Julian Francis of the St. Paul’s congregation and Ahjania Battice of the Wesley congregation on their recent awards at the recently held “25 Most Remarkable Teens” Award Ceremony. Julian was awarded for “Volunteerism”, while Ahjania was awarded for “Personal Decision to Change”. We pray God’s blessings on both young men in their future endeavours.
We congratulate the St. Paul’s Congregation on emerging the winners at the recently held “I Know My Church” Competition. The Immanuel Congregation placed second and Wesley placed third.
Please note that there will be an extraordinary joint meeting of the Circuit Pastoral/Circuit Council today, Sunday, 29 November 2020 at the Tabernacle Methodist Church starting at 4: 00 pm. The main item on the agenda is the election of a Circuit Steward. All concerned are asked to take note, be present and punctual.
OPEN AIR SERVICE
Zone 3 will hold its Quarterly Zonal Open Air Service under the theme, “You are Invited”, today, Sunday, 29 November 2020 on the grounds of the Tabernacle Methodist Church at 6: 00 pm. “Wear your Church T-shirt and come.”
WESLEY’S GRAB AND GO
The Wesley Congregation invites you to its GRAB AND GO on Saturday, 5th December 2020. Lunch will be served from 12 noon at various prices, with a choice of Saltfish & Johnny cake with green salad, Goat Water, Souse, Black Pudding and Cook-up. Just GRAB AND GO. Then, in the evening, come on back and get your dinner for a cost of $25 starting at 5:00 p.m., with a menu of Rice and Peas, Macaroni Pie, Vegetables, Chicken, Mutton, Fish and Ham. Just…GRAB AND GO. Also, a variety of items would be on sale. So, purchase your Christmas presents and avoid the rush at the stores. All protocols would be observed.
Tickets for the dinner can be obtained from the Church Office and Harmony Christian Bookstore.
BOYS’ BRIGADE ISLAND COUNCIL MEETING
Please note that the meeting of the BB Island Council that was scheduled for Thursday, 19 November 2020 has been re-scheduled to Thursday, 3 December 2020 at the Wesley Church Hall starting at 5 pm. All concerned are asked to take note, be present and punctual.
CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Condolences are extended to the family of the late Sis. L. Ida David-Rogers of Wesley including her daughter, Sis. Icilma David-Woodley, son-in-law, Bro. Glenville Woodley, and grandchildren, Jameka and Alexis Woodley. The Thanksgiving Service for the late Sis. L. Ida David-Rogers will be held on Thursday, 10 December 2020 at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street, starting at 2:00 p.m. Viewing will begin at 1:00 pm.
Condolences are also extended to Sis. Sheila Douglas of Hope Chapel on the death of her mother, Sis. Gweneth Lawrence.
Condolences are also extended to the family of the late Sis. Masie Hensley of Phipps Memorial, including her husband, Bro. Uriel Hensley and daughters, Sisters Jennifer Hensley and Verna Hensley-Williams.
Condolences are also extended to Rev'd Andrine Joseph of the Dominica Circuit on the death of her father, Bro Georges Joseph.
Condolences are also extended to Sis. Adosha Francis, LI District Treasurer, on the death of her brother.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 660-0152 to make arrangements.
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. 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
HARMONY BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS
The Harmony Christian Bookstore announces the arrival of its Christmas merchandise - new books and journals, a wide variety of gift items to suit everyone on your list and, a large selection of beautiful Christmas cards. 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, 29 November, 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.
DATES TO REMEMBER
29 First Lord’s Day of Advent (New Christian Year begins)
1 World AIDS Day
3 International Day of Disability
10 Human Rights Day
10 5:00 pm EMHMJS Board Meeting, Wesley Church Hall
13 Bible Lord’s Day
15 5:00 pm Circuit R & D Meeting/Trust Corporation, Wesley Church Hall
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2020
1st Reading: Isaiah 40:1–11
Psalm: Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 [VIP 616]
Epistle: 2 Peter 3:8–15a
The Gospel: Mark 1:1–8a
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 threat of 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, including Bro. Earl Clarke of Hope Chapel, Bro. Samuel Jones and Sis. Beulah Clarke of St. Johnston;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Brother Campbell Mercer, Sisters Diane Greene, Mavis Bussue, and Valarie Douglas; [Also recuperating at home are Rev’d Vincia Celestine [Superintendent Minister of the St. Eustatius Circuit], 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, Elvira Rawlins, Mildred Bailey-Henville, Sheila Crosse, Alix Pencheon, Esther Jeffers,Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor, Edmond Warner, Hugo Mullix and Alexis Knight];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Rev. Selwyn Vanterpool, and Sisters Sheila Richardson and Caroline Caines];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
persons who are mourning, including the families of the late Sisters L. Ida David-Rogers and Masie Hensley;
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.