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.)
MCCA WOMEN COMMISSION GENERAL MEETING
All Methodist women (18 years and older) are invited to attend a meeting of the MCCA Women Commission St. Kitts Circuit on Monday, 20 February 2023, at the Wesley Methodist Church starting at 5:00 p.m. sharp.Important matters will be discussed.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Ash Wednesday Services, with the imposition of Ashes, will be held 22 February 2023 @ 7:00 pm as follows:
Zone 1 (St. Johnston, Hope, Wesley) at St Johnston with Reverends Mark and Stacia Christmas;
Zone 2 (Immanuel, Ebenezer, Phipps, Challengers) at Challengers with Reverend Tyrone Hunkins;
Zone 3 (Cayon, Tabernacle, K G Swanston, St. Paul’s) at St. Paul’s with (Reverend Andrine Joseph)
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.
The Ordination Service for Rev’d Steadroy Pemberton (Local Presbyter, Nevis Circuit), Rev’d Verel Medina (Itinerant Presbyter, Guadeloupe Mission) and Rev’d Erick Alexander (Itinerant Presbyter, BVI Circuit) will be in the St. Maarten Circuit on Sunday, 26 February 2023. The Service starts at 5:00 pm. Please keep the ordinands and their families in prayer.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the St. Eustatius Circuit.
SKCC LENTEN SERVICES
The St. Kitts Christian Council (SKCC) Midday Lenten Services will begin on Wednesday, 01 March 2023, under the general theme "Journeying Through the Wilderness." The Services will be held at the Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Basseterre, from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. The first Service will be led by the Moravian Communion under the sub-theme “Encountering Temptation.” All are invited.
ZONAL LENTEN TEACHING SESSIONS
Zonal Lenten Teaching Sessions will begin on Wednesday, 1 March, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. All are invited.
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, 26 February 2023
First Lord’s Day in the Penitential Season (Lent)
OT Reading: Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7
Responsive Reading: Psalm 32 [VIP 587]
Epistle: Romans 5: 12-19
The Gospel: Matthew 4: 1-11
MCCA Men Lord’s Day, 26 February 2023
OT Reading: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Responsive Reading: Psalm 1 [VIP 566]
Epistle: 1 Timothy 6:11-21
The Gospel: Mark 12:28-34
DO YOU KNOW
That Ash Wednesday provides us the opportunity to remember our connection to the rest of humanity, that we are all made from the same “stuff.”?
DATES TO REMEMBER
19 Transfiguration Lord’s Day
19-26 MCCA Men Week of Activities
22 Ash Wednesday (Commencement of the Penitential
Zonal Services @ 7 pm
24 8:00 pm Immanuelypso, Sandy Point Hard Court
26 MCCA Men Lord’s Day
26 5:00 pm Ordination Service, St. Maarten
1 12:10 pm SKCC Lenten Midday Service, Immaculate Conception
1 7:00 pm Zonal Lenten Teaching Sessions
4 World Day of Prayer
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
As we approach the season of Lent, we need to prepare our hearts and minds to revisit and renew our beginnings along the Christian journey of salvation. The Harmony Christian Bookstore can supply a variety of resource material to help in the preparation.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, 19th 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 Sis. Emelda Finch (St. Johnston); Bro. Kevington Pemberton (Immanuel); 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.