LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
DISTRICT COUNCIL 2023
The Leeward Islands District Council will convene virtually in its 217th Annual Meeting and 2nd Virtual District Council, January 8 – 13, 2023. The delegates to Council will be the Superintendent, Rev. Mark Christmas, and Circuit Steward, Bro. Christopher McMahon. Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas will attend as a District Ministerial Representative. 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.
Applications are now invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the post of Primary School Teacher at the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School. This is a professional position where the job holder has classroom-level accountability and responsibility for the supervision and instruction of students, designing engaging lessons, measuring, monitoring and recording students’ progress and reporting the progress to parents.
Applicants must have a teacher’s certificate or diploma with a specialty in primary education. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications must be submitted to Rev. Mark Christmas, Chairman of the Board of Management, Methodist Church Circuit Office, Seaton Street, Basseterre, on, or before 3 January, 2023.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Antigua Circuit.
CIRCUIT REVIVAL SERVICES – Save the dates
All members are encouraged to save the dates for a week of Circuit Revival Services, 5 - 12 February 2023 under the theme, "Refocus on Christ: Lord, Recreate Me". Preparatory activities for these services will take place in each congregation and zone during the month of January.
The theme song is "I Won't Turn Back” by William McDowell. Congregations are asked to feature this song in the weekly services throughout the month of January,so that members can familiarize themselves with it.
Preliminary activities during January include, Zonal Saturday morning prayer meetings, Community visitations, and a Training session at the Wesley Church Hall on Saturday,28 January, at 10:00 am, for all Preachers and other individuals who are interested in serving as Counselors for the services.
You are encouraged to participate fully as we make ourselves available for a fresh move of God in our lives.
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 06 JANUARY 2023
The Feast of the Epiphany
(These readings may be used on the preceding Lord’s Day)
OT Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Epistle: Ephesians 3:1-12
The Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 08 January 2023
First Lord’s Day after Epiphany
BAPTISM OF THE LORD
OT Reading: Isaiah 42:1-9
Responsive Reading: Psalm 29 [VIP 584]
Epistle: Acts 10:34-43
The Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17
DO YOU KNOW
That John Wesley’s original Covenant Prayer involved taking Christ as "my Head and Husband, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, for all times and conditions, to love, honour and obey thee before all others, and this to the death"?
DATES TO REMEMBER
01 Covenant Sunday
08-13 District Council, Virtual
08 4:30 pm District Council Welcome Service, Virtual
09 Preachers’ Fellowship
13 7:00 pm District Communion & Closing Service, Virtual
The Circuit Office expresses thanks for the support given during 2022 and prays God’s continued blessings for 2023. Due to the public holidays, the Circuit Office will be open Wednesday to Friday of this week, 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 advises that hard copies of “Our Daily Bread” devotionals will not be available for 2023 and apologises for any inconvenience caused. Patrons are encouraged to download the app from the Google Play Store. Due to the public holidays,we will be open Wednesday to Saturday of this week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or call us at 466-1215. The Staff and Management thank their patrons for their support and look forward to serving you better in 2023.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Kindly note that the Service today, 1st January, 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.
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, 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;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Bro. Colonel Norman Williams (Wesley), Sis. Sheila Douglas, Sis. Gloria Brodie, widow of the late Rev. Neville Brodie (Antigua/USA), Mrs. Melissa Richardson (Teacher, EMHMJS), and Alistair “Chucky” Halliday (Hope);
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), Althea Martin (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.