LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
MCCA MEN’S WEEK OF ACTIVITIES (19 -26 FEBRUARY 2023)
The MCCA Men St. Kitts Commission invites all to share their week of activities as follows:
Sunday, 19 February: Visitation to a home care Institution
Monday, 20 February: Mental Health talk – Ebenezer Methodist Church @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 21 February: Games Night (Challengers Church Hall @ 7:00 pm)
Sunday, 26 February: MCCA Men Lord’s Day (men are encouraged to play a vital role within the worship service in all eleven (11) congregations)
Sunday, 26 February: Men’s Rally and Recognition Service: Cayon Methodist Church @ 4:30 p.m. (ALL are invited)
(A March of Witness will precede the Rally from Bethesda Moravian Church (Cayon) to the Cayon Methodist Church @ 4:00 p.m.)
EPWORTH/MAURICE HILLIER SCHOOL ANNUAL SPORTS DAY
The EMHMJS will be holding its Annual Sports Day on Wednesday, 15 February 2023 at the Kim Collins Stadium, Bird Rock, starting at 1:00 pm. Come and see the athletes in action and cheer on your favourite house, Go Green! Run Red! Blaze ‘em Blue!
EPWORTH/MAURICE HILLIER SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Parents and Guardians are asked to note that registration for the new Kindergarten class 2023 -2024 at the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School is open. The Registration fee is $100.00, Non-Refundable. A recent passport sized (half snap) picture, birth certificate or passport, an immunization/Clinic Record for the person being registered, parents’ Identification card, a job letter, proof of address and immigration status for non-nationals must be presented at the time of registration, which ends on 31st March, 2023.
2024 MCCA YOUTH ENCUENTRO APPLICATIONS
Application is now open for persons ages 15-25 years, who are desirous of attending the 2024 MCCA Youth Encuentro. This will be held in Nassau, Bahamas, Monday, 22July to Monday, 29 July 2024.
Application forms for acceptance as a delegate for the St. Kitts Circuit can be collected from the Circuit Office, from your Youth Leader, or Minister from Monday, February 13 2023. All completed applications should be submitted to the Circuit Office, Seaton Street, for the attention of Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas on or before Friday, 31 March, 2023. Please note that applying does not confirm acceptance to be a delegate.
METHODIST MEDIA TEAM TRAINING SESSION
The Methodist Media Team will be hosting a media training session for persons interested in joining the media team, on Saturday, 4 March2023 at 9:00 am at the Wesley Methodist Church Hall (Old Boy's School). Persons interested in all aspects of media are encouraged to attend, this includes, videography, photography, audio, technical etc. Members of all ages are encouraged to come out and develop a new skill.
Persons can register for the training session by completing the registration form on the circuit website www.skmethodist.org under the media tab, contacting the church office or connecting with members of the media team.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS COMMISSION PRAISE BREAKFAST - Save the Date!!
It's coming back!! The Youth and Young Adults Commission is reviving the annual Praise Breakfast! Mark your calendars! March 25th 2023! More details and tickets will be available in the coming weeks.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Monserrat 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, THANKSGIVING SERVICES AND EXPRESSIONS OF THANKS
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time:
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 19 February 2023
Seventh Lord’s Day after Epiphany/Transfiguration
OT Reading: Exodus 24: 12-18
Responsive Reading: Psalm 2 [VIP 567]
Epistle: 2 Peter 1: 16-21
The Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9
ASH WEDNESDAY, 22 February 2023
OT Reading: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Responsive Reading: Psalm 51:1-17 [VIP 597]
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10
The Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
DO YOU KNOW
That although John Wesley was opposed to the slave trade and slavery, not all Wesleyan missionaries held to his ideals?
DATES TO REMEMBER
19 Transfiguration Lord’s Day
19-26 MCCA Men Week of Activities
22 Ash Wednesday (Commencement of the Penitential Season)
Zonal Services @ 7 pm (Zone 1 @ St. Johnston; Zone 2 @ Challengers; Zone 3 @ St. Paul’s)
24 8:00 pm Immanuelypso, Sandy Point Hard Court
26 MCCA Men Lord’s Day
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 Monday 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, 12th February, is being broadcast from 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
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY…
For the newly installed Governor General, Her Excellency, Dame Marcella Liburd and her predecessor, Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton;
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, especially at this time as we go through the challenges of recovery and living with the COVID-19 virus;
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. Earl Clarke (Hope); Rev. Peterson Joseph (Antigua); Rev. Rosalind Morgan (Montserrat);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Sis. Gloria Brodie, widow of the late Rev. Neville Brodie (Antigua/USA), and Mrs. Melissa Richardson (Teacher, EMHMJS);
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Michael Berkley, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Humie Lawrence, Patricia Ottley, Joycelyn Woodley, Sharon Pemberton, Helen Aponte, Beverly Phillip, Evelyn Phillip, Lilian Jones, Jacqueline Browne, Mildred Browne, and Yvonne Matthew].
those in nursing homes: [including Sisters Carmen Mills-Richards, Ruth Rogers, Marlene Liburd, Sheila Richardson, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Oretha Isaac, and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, and Hugo Mullix];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sisters Icilma Hendrickson (Wesley) 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.