LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
A CALL TO PRAYER & FASTING – Ending
Today the Leeward Islands District ends the '7 Day Daniel Fast' (Daniel chapters 1 & 10) and Wesley Fast (after supper daily, breaking the Fast with Lunch). For those who participated, whether fully or partially, I trust it was a time of drawing closer to God and seeking His divine will for our lives and His Church. Please join the participants in the following prayer as they break the Fast later today:
A Prayer for Breaking the Fast
"To you, O God, we have offered this day of prayer and fasting. We pray for a worldwide Pentecost, but especially in our Leeward Islands District and in each of our Circuits. Through the gift of your Holy Spirit empower us to be faithful 'Andrews' and Faith-Sharers of the good news of Christ Jesus. Grant the power of your Holy Spirit that we may serve you faithfully in the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen."
HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF APPEAL- ST KITTS CIRCUIT
In response to the ongoing needs of our brothers and sisters in the Haiti District following the devastation caused by earthquake, members can respond in any of the following ways;
A “Solidarity Offering” to be collected today, Sunday, 26 September, 2021.
Monetary donations can be made directly to the Church office or deposited at St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Ltd – Account Number 25986; Account Name: Methodist Church - St. Kitts Circuit. If deposited to the bank, please indicate same to the Office.
MONITOR 2021 HURRICANE SEASON & COVID-19
Please continue to monitor information supplied by the Government Met Office, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) as we continue to be vigilant regarding the hurricane season and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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, through the CARE Fund stewards, in the true spirit of the Christian Community, demonstrate love and compassion by assisting where necessary.
Save the Date!!! Saturday, 9th October 2021 at 6 A.M.
Event: MCCA Women's St. Kitts Circuit Health Walk
Who is invited: The Methodist Family!
Stay tuned for more details.
CIRCUIT ORGANIZATIONS AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE
All members of the Circuit Organizations and Education Committee are asked to take note of the semi-annual meeting on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. All representatives of congregations are asked to take note. If there are any new persons from congregations for this new church year, please indicate this to Rev. Stacia, Tel: 662 6557. The link will be sent to persons as indicated.
CIRCUIT YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS COMMISSION
An important meeting of the Circuit Youth and Young Adults Commission will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. All congregations are asked to send two names of Youth and Young Adults to Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas, email@example.com or call 662-6557. These persons should be persons working among the youth and young adults in the congregations and are willing to serve on the Commission and to further the youth and young adults work in their congregations. “We move forward with Christ”.
ARRIVAL AND USE OF ENVELOPES
Kindly note that the weekly envelopes for the year 2021-2022 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 School should be returned by the end of October 2021.
RESUMPTION OF MEETINGS
Circuit and congregational groups and organizations are encouraged to resume meetings where possible, being mindful to observe all COVID-19 protocols.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT FACILITY
The Reach for Recovery SKB Inc. announces the opening and operation of a breast cancer support facility dubbed The Pink Zone. Visit the Pink Zone for breast cancer related information, pink memorabilia, designated counselling sessions, screening sessions at designated times or to make a donation. The Pink Zone is located at #8 OOJJs Commercial Complex, next to the Delta Petroleum gas station, and is opened daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sis. Pat Farrell wishes to thank all who contributed to make this facility possible. "It’s more than health, it’s about hope and happiness".
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.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time including:
The family of the late Sis. Yvette Merritt (St. Johnston);
The family of the late Sis. Gloria Viera (Wesley).
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily and can be reached via telephone numbers 465-2346/662-2885 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tithes and offerings may also be received at the office during these hours. Contributions may also be made on-line, via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
HARMONY BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS
Harmony Christian Bookstore is also open daily, Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit the store for a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature or call us at 466-1215.
Methodist Media, the official communications arm of the Methodist Church St. Kitts Circuit, is available to provide services for upcoming circuit and congregational events.
If you would like to consult with the media team for your church event, please contact the church office and complete the Methodist Media request form.
We strongly recommend making your request at least 2 weeks prior to your event date. Note that you will be expected to meet with the media team at least twice prior to your event to ensure all needs are addressed and the media team has all the details needed to adequately support your event. Methodist Media looks forward to working with you.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Kindly note that the Service today, 19th September, is being broadcast from the Wesley Methodist Church. Log on to the Methodist Radio Network - St. Kitts Circuit, available via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
RECEIPT OF NOTICES
Please note that notices for inclusion in the weekly “Notices, Reminders and Updates” are to be submitted by Thursday at 2 pm of each week via email@example.com.
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.
DO YOU KNOW…
That the first candidate for the ministry from the Leeward Islands to enter the Caenwood Theological College was Arthurton Didier, now deceased, of the Dominica Circuit (1929)?
DATES TO REMEMBER
19-26 LIDC ‘7 Day Daniel/Wesley Fast' (note date change)
26 Connexional Christian Education Lord’s Day
26 5:00 pm Welcome Service for Rev’d Andrine Joseph, K.G. Swanston
27 5:00 pm Circuit O&E Committee, Wesley Church Hall (or online)
OCTOBER 2021 (Ministries Month)
03 World Communion Sunday/Education Lord’s Day
03 6:00 pm Recognition and Commissioning Service for Sis. Liane Irish-
Wade as a Preacher, Wesley
07 5:00 pm Circuit M&E Committee, Rev. Althea Jacobs Center (or online)
08 Circuit Children Virtual Movie Night
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 03 OCTOBER, 2021
Old Testament: Job 1:1; 2:1-10
Responsive Reading: Psalm 26 [VIP 582]
Epistle: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
The Gospel: Mark 10:2-16
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
Old Testament: Micah 4: 1-5
Responsive Reading: Psalm 145 [VIP 653]
Epistle: James 4: 1-12
The Gospel: Matt. 5: 43-48
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 Sisters Maureen Woodley (Immanuel) and Gloria Viera (Wesley);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Sisters Donna Queeley (Challengers), Dorette Butler (Wesley), Elsie Paul (Wesley) Coldotha Hendrickson (Wesley), Diane Henry (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 Sisters Margery Welsh, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Esther Jeffers, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, Hugo Mullix and Alexis Knight];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [Sister Caroline Caines];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
those who are incarcerated or in juvenile centers;
those tested Covid-19 positive and those in quarantine;
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.