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
RESUMPTION OF MEETINGS
Circuit and congregational groups and organizations are encouraged to resume meetings where possible, being mindful to observe all COVID-19 protocols.
NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT STEWARD INVITED
Nominations are invited for the position of Circuit Steward. Nominations must be in writing bearing two signatures of confirmed members in good standing and submitted to the Superintendent Minister by Friday, October 9, 2020. Please note that persons nominated must give their consent before their names are recorded and submitted. No nominations shall be allowed from the floor.
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.
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.
The St. Kitts Circuit mourns the passing of its Commissioned Lay Worker with responsibility for Communications, Bro. Asquith “Al” “Bertie” Elmes. Bro Al was the General Manager of the MRN at the time of his death. Our condolences are expressed to his family including his wife, Pearline, son, Alex, and brother, Emile. Funeral arrangements will be given subsequently.
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.
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
ARRIVAL AND USE OF ENVELOPES
Kindly note that the weekly envelopes for the year 2020-2021 are now available. The Circuit apologises for the late arrival. 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 2020.
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/mrn.
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
27 Connexional Christian Education Lord’s Day
28 5:00 pm Circuit O & E Committee, Wesley Church Hall
01 5:00 pm Circuit M & E Committee, Sandy Point Church Hall (or online)
04 World Communion Sunday/Education Lord’s Day
05-10 Wesley Diaconal Community Convocation
08 5:00 pm EMHMJS School Board Meeting, Wesley Church Hall
12 7:00 pm Circuit Preachers’ Meeting, Ebenezer
15 5:00 pm Circuit R&D Committee/Trust Corporation, Wesley Church Hall
18 4:30 pm Circuit Pastoral/Council, Immanuel
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020
1st Reading: Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Psalm: Psalm 19 [VIP 577]
Epistle: Philippians 3: 4b-14
The Gospel: Matthew 21: 33-46
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 Louise Kelly of Wesley (St. Kitts), and Sis. Valarie Douglas of Immanuel;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Brother Eugene Heyliger, Sisters Delores Gumbs-Weekes, Elsie Paul, and Estelle Webbe and Brothers Gordon "Take" Davis and Oliver "Abba" Freeman; [Also recuperating at home are Sisters Miriam Hanley and Angela Cabey, Brother Samuel Jones, the Rev. Vincia Celestine [Superintendent Minister of the St. Eustatius Circuit], Brother Samuel Nathan, Sisters, Avis Nathan, Margaret Cannings, Bernice Rawlins, Masie Hensley, Adriana Charles (Mother of Local Preacher Sister Petra Matthew) 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; Adolphus King, 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 and the late Bro. Al Elmes;
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.