LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
DISTRICT COUNCIL 2023
The 217th Annual Session of the Leeward Islands District Conference and the 8th District Council “rose” on Friday, 13th January 2023. More details of the Conference will be given subsequently.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Curacao Circuit.
RESUMPTION OF STEELPAN PRACTICES
The Circuit Steelpan Band practices resumed on Saturday, 14 January 2023, at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Hall/Rev. Althea Jacobs Center. Persons are encouraged to sign up through the remainder of the month of January as there is room for more. It is the aim to have practices on an additional day as well. “Let all the instruments praise the Lord!”
CIRCUIT REVIVAL SERVICES – postponement
Unfortunately, the week of Circuit Revival Services has been postponed until further notice. Preparatory activities for these services will continue.
You are encouraged to participate fully as we make ourselves available for a fresh move of God in our lives.
The Immanuel congregation is inviting persons interested in participating in this year’s Immanuel Calypso Competition (Immanulypso), slated for Friday, 24 February 2023, to call and register. Registration closes on January 31. The numbers to call are 663-7850 or 766-6997.
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 including:
Sis. Lorrine Edmeade (Ebenezer) and family on the death of her aunt, Elizabeth King (Curacao);
Sis. Jean Archibald (Wesley) and family on the death of her aunt, Laurel Cabarell, also known as Fredona Maynard or “Girlie” (USA).
The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Sis. Frances Hughes will be held on Friday, 20 January 2023 at the St. Johnston Methodist Church starting at 2:00 pm.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 22 January 2023
Third Lord’s Day after Epiphany
OT Reading: Isaiah 9: 1-4
Responsive Reading: Psalm 27: 1, 4-9[VIP 583]
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
The Gospel: Matthew 4: 12-23
DO YOU KNOW
That ‘for more than a century [the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity] has been celebrated every year by Christians of all Churches and ecclesial communities in order to invoke the extraordinary gift for which the Lord Jesus himself prayed at the Last Supper, before his Passion’?
DATES TO REMEMBER
18-25 Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity
27 6:00 pm Circuit Children Movie Night, Wesley Church Hall
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 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. The 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, 15th 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 including Rev. Rosalind Morgan (Montserrat);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Bro. Colonel Norman Williams (Wesley), 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.