MONITOR 2020 HURRICANE SEASON & COVID-19
Please continue to monitor information supplied by the Government Met Office and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as we continue to be vigilant regarding the hurricane season and 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.
The MCCA Women invites you to a Moonlight Walk and Fellowship on Saturday, October 31, 2020 starting at 6:00 p.m.
The Walk begins at Rams Supermarket, Bird Rock and ends at The Cenotaph, Fortlands.
Come on out Men, Women and Youth!! Come on out METHODISTS and let us fellowship through a healthy walk!!
Please note COVID-19 Protocols will be observed – MASK is a MUST.
POSTPONEMENT OF CIRCUIT ORGAN RECITAL
Please note that the Circuit Organ Recital which was scheduled for 11 October, 2020 has been postponed to November. More details will follow.
CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES
Condolences are extended to the family of the late Bro. Adolphus King of Ebenezer, including his daughter, Sis. Lorinne Edmeade. Bro. King was an active member of the choirs in Ebenezer and Immanuel. Funeral arrangements will be given in a subsequent announcement. May his soul rest in peace!
Condolences are also extended to the family of the late Sis. Cynthia Dickenson, originally of St. Kitts but who resided in Canada, including her sons, Garry, Ian, Owen, Brian and Charles, and her sister, Sis. Doreen Crick. Sis. Cynthia started playing the organ at the age of 16 at the Wesley Methodist Church until she migrated to Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1970. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, 19 October, 2020 at the Church of St. Andrew, Dartmouth at 11:00 am. The Service will be live streamed at: http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/6930.
The Thanksgiving Service for the late Bro. Albert Asquith Elmes, better known as “Al” or “Bertie”, and Bro. Emile Elmes will be held on Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street, starting at 2:30 pm. Viewing and tributes will begin at 1:30 pm.
Persons are invited to log on to the Circuit website to pay their tributes to both Rev. Dr. Wycherley Gumbs and Bro. Al Elmes.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
Please note that the Circuit Office will be closed on Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 due to the Thanksgiving Service for Bro. Al Elmes. Any inconvenience caused is regreted. The Circuit Office will be opened the other days from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 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
ARRIVAL AND USE OF ENVELOPES
Kindly note that the weekly envelopes for the year 2020-2021 are now available. Monthly envelopes are also available at the Circuit Office. Please check with your congregational stewards or class leader. Members are encouraged to utilize the special envelopes earmarked for the different celebrations or causes. Note that the envelope for the EMHMJ School should be returned by the end of October 2020.
ST PAUL’S METHODIST CHURCH AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE
The St. Paul’s Methodist Congregation embarked on an agricultural initiative last month planting a few crops. Now available is its first yield of approximately 400 pounds of butternut squash at a cost of $3 per pound for anything less than 10 lbs and $2 per pound for anything 10 lbs or more. Interested persons are asked to contact Sis. Lorozine Williams at 663-9392.
HARMONY BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS
Harmony Christian Bookstore is also open daily, Monday to Saturday, from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the store for a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Due to the passing of Bro. Al Elmes, General Manager, kindly note that for the next 3-4 weeks 'MRN' will be broadcasting on Sundays only from Wesley, 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. Log on to the Methodist Radio Network - St. Kitts Circuit, available via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
The 'MRN' committee do apologize for the interruption in this service and looks forward to a return of our normal daily programming in the near future.
DATES TO REMEMBER
OCTOBER 2020 – Ministries Month
18 4:30 pm Circuit Pastoral/Council, Immanuel
01 All Saints Day
01 Harvest - Cayon, Tabernacle, Phipps Memorial, St. Johnston, K. G. Swanston
08 Caribbean Conference of Churches/Remembrance Lord’s Day
08 Harvest - Hope, Wesley, Immanuel, Ebenezer, Challengers, St. Paul’s
08-15 MCCA Youth & Young Adults Week
15 MCCA Youth & Young Adult Lord’s Day
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12
Psalm: Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 [VIP 618]
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8
The Gospel: Matthew 22: 34-46
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 combined threats of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the hurricane season;
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 Sister Hyacinth Cabey of Hope Chapel and Sis. Valarie Douglas of Immanuel;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Sisters Majorie Wharton and Sheraine Williams; [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);
persons who are mourning, including the families of the late Rev. Dr. Wycherley V. Gumbs, the late Brothers Al and Emile Elmes, and the late Bro. Adolphus King;
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.