LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
DISTRICT COUNCIL 2022
The Leeward Islands District Council will convene virtually in its 216th Annual Meeting and 1st Virtual District Council, January 9 – 13, 2022. The delegates to Council will be the Superintendent, Rev. Mark Christmas, and Circuit Steward, Bro. Christopher McMahon. Sister Tiffany Liburd will attend in her capacity as the LID Representative of the MCCA Youth and Young Adults Commission. Sister Sheleen Matthew will attend in her capacity as the District Treasurer. Our prayers are solicited for the President, Bishop Charles Seaton, the Officers, and members of the Council.
CIRCUIT ORGAN RECITAL
Get ready for the Circuit Organ Recital! Mark the date, if you have not already, 30 January, 2022! Venue – Wesley Methodist Church. Stay tuned for further details.
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.
CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time including:
The family of the late Rev’d Joseph Lloyd, Supernumerary (Anguilla), including his wife, Joan, and children, Neville and Christine. Rev. Lloyd served as a former Chairman of the Leeward Islands District and as Superintendent of the St. Kitts Circuit (1973-1978).
The family of the late Sis. Ivy Mayers (Wesley), including her grand-daughter, Micheleina. The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Sis. Ivy will be held on Friday, 7 January 2022 at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street, starting at 2:00 pm.
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. The Office Staff takes the opportunity to extend to all the best for 2022.
HARMONY CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE
The Harmony Christian Bookstore still have available copies of “Our Daily Bread” devotionals for 2022 and a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature. Harmony Christian Bookstore is opened daily, Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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, 2 January, 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.
Kindly note that live Services are also carried on the following platforms:
St. Johnston: Face Book (St. Johnston’s Methodist Church)
Wesley: Face Book and You Tube (Wesley Methodist Church – St. Kitts);
Immanuel: Face Book and You Tube (Immanuel Methodist Church St.
Tabernacle: Face Book (Tabernacle Methodist Church St. Kitts)
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…
Thatit wasn’t until 46 BC that Julius Caesar decided that New Year’s Day should fall on January 1st, that, it was discontinued, and then made permanent in the 16th century? It is believed it was set up this way because January is named after the god, Janus, – which is the god of new beginnings.
DATES TO REMEMBER
02 Covenant Sunday
09-13 District Council, Virtual (hosted by the Dominica Circuit)
09 6:00 pm District Council Welcome Service, Virtual
10 Preachers’ Fellowship
13 7:00 pm District Communion & Closing Service, Virtual
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 09 JANUARY 2022
Old Testament: Isaiah 43:1-7
Responsive Reading: Psalm 29 (VIP 584)
Epistle: Acts 8:14-17
The Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
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 challenges 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;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including, Sisters Dorothy Martin, (Wesley), Orine Hutton (Wesley), Violet Carey (Wesley), Majorie Wharton (Cayon), Sheila Richardson (Hope), Brother Norman Wade (Wesley), and Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit];
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Dudley Tyson, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Humie Lawrence, 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: [including Sisters Viola Grant (St. Johnston) and Caroline Caines (KGS)];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
those who are incarcerated or in juvenile centers, and their families;
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.