LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
2023 HURRICANE SEASON
Please continue to keep abreast of local storm information as issued by the Government Met Office and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), as we continue to be vigilant regarding the hurricane season.
Please note that Revs. Mark and Stacia Christmas and Rev. Tyrone Hunkins are on annual leave until 31 August 2023.
We pray that it will be a time of rest and renewal for them all.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS WALK AND BREAKFAST
The MCCA Men's Commission of the St. Kitts Circuit will hold its Annual Health and Wellness Walk and Breakfast on Saturday, 26 August 2023. The Walk will commence at 5:30 am from the Ebenezer Methodist Church Grounds and end at the Immanuel Methodist Church Hall where Breakfast will be served. The cost of the Breakfast is $20:00. Tickets are now on sale from Executive Members of the Men’s Commission and the Contact Stewards. Transportation will be provided from Wesley to Old Road and from St. Paul’s to Old Road. A special invitation is extended to our Youth and Women to participate.
EMHMJS 70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – “70 of a kind”
As part of the upcoming celebrations of the 70th Anniversary of the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School, all are invited to participate in the fund raiser, “70 of a kind”. Envelopes are now available where persons are invited to make donations under different categories, namely,
Copper 70 x $1 ($70.00); Bronze 70 x $5 ($350.00); Silver 70 x $10 ($700.00); Gold 70 x $20 ($1,400.00); Platinum 70 x $50 ($3,500.00). An online platform will also be made available.
Other activities include Alumni Business Showcase (11 September); Alumni Day (21 September); Thanksgiving Service (27 September); Banquet (22 December).
“Honouring our Past, Embracing our Future. Celebrating 70 at Epworth/Maurice Hillier”.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Antigua Circuit.
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.
ST CHRISTOPHER OUTREACH CENTER
Kindly note that volunteerism is encouraged at the Outreach Center as each Communion is rotated weekly. The Catholic Communion is responsible for the week of 14-18 August 2023. Persons desiring to volunteer at the Outreach Center, Irish Town Bay Road, can give their names to the Circuit Office.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 20 August 2023
Twelfth Lord’s Day after Pentecost
Old Testament: Genesis 45: 1-15
Responsive Reading: Psalm 133 [VIP 649]
Epistle: Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32
The Gospel: Matthew 15: 10-28
DO YOU KNOW
That as Christ’s disciples, we are stewards of our vocation or calling?
DATES TO REMEMBER
15 Calendar events for all congregations and Commissions
for 2023/24 due
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily and can be reached via telephone numbers 465-2346/662-2885 or email, email@example.com. 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 CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE
The Harmony Christian Bookstore is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or call us at 466-1215.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Kindly note that the Service today, 13 August, 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. Please remember to “like” the Face Book pages and/or subscribe to the You Tube channels:
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. Kitts)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
LID WEBSITE: www.lidmethodist.org
MCCA WEBSITE: www.mccaconference.org
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY…
For our Nation’s leaders and all its resources and plans, in thanksgiving to Almighty God for his continued protection of our people and country;
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. Milton Smith (Immanuel);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for including Rev’ds. Yvonne Nibbs-Flores (BVI); and Rosalind Morgan (Montserrat);
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Michael Berkley, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne,Sisters Doreen Cable, Humie Lawrence, Patricia Ottley, Joycelyn Woodley, Beverly Phillip, Evelyn Phillip, Lilian Jones, Jacqueline Browne, Mildred Browne, and Yvonne Matthew].
those in nursing homes: [including Sisters Marian Browne, Persephonie Pyke, Jean Thomas, Carmen Mills-Richards, Ruth Rogers, Marlene Liburd, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Oretha Isaac, and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, and Hugo Mullix];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sis. Caroline Caines (KGS)];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
those who are incarcerated or in juvenile centers, and their families;
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.