LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
2023 HURRICANE SEASON
We are now in the 2023 Hurricane Season and all are encouraged to ensure that the necessary preparations are made. You are also encouraged to keep abreast of local storm information as issued by the Government Met Office or the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Congregations are asked to review and/or adjust their Emergency Preparedness plans to be able to respond when necessary.
CIRCUIT REVIVAL SERVICES
The St. Kitts Circuit invites all to a week of Revival Services from Sunday, 16 – Sunday, 23 July 2023 at the Wesley Methodist Church under the Theme: “Refocus on Christ: Lord, Recreate Me.” The Services will be held nightly at 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Friday night has been designated as “Youth Night” and Sunday night, 23 July, as “Festival of Praise”. Bro. Vallon Francis will deliver the message on Sunday, 16th while Rev. Steadroy Pemberton of the Nevis Circuit will be our Guest Preacher from Monday to Friday. Come, Refocus, Be Recreated!!
ZONAL PRAYER AND FAST (6a.m.-9 a.m.)
In preparation for the Circuit Revival all are invited to share in Zonal Prayer and Fast Sessions that are being held as follows on Saturday, 15 July 2023:
Zone 1 St. Johnston
Zone 2 Challengers
Zone 3 Tabernacle
The first session was held on Saturday, 1 July.
Persons interested in serving as counsellors for the upcoming Revival Services are invited to a Counsellors Seminar at the Wesley Methodist Church Hall on Thursday, 6 July 2023, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Interested persons should submit their names to Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas (662-6557).
SAVE THE DATE
The MCCA Men's Commission of the St. Kitts Circuit announces its Annual Health and Wellness Walk and Breakfast. This event will take place 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. Please plan to participate.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Nevis 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 including:
Sis. Leonora Gumbs (Ebenezer) and family on the death of her husband, George;
The family of the late Sis. Henrietta Thompson (St. Paul’s) including her daughters, Sisters Pauline Locker-Bailey and Paula Williams
The Government and People of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the family of the late Sir. S.W. Tapley Seaton, former Governor General (2015-2023). Sir. Tapley was a proud alumnus of the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School.
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 03 - 07 July 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, 09 July 2023
Sixth Lord’s Day after Pentecost
Old Testament: Genesis 24: 34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Responsive Reading: Psalm 45: 10-17 [VIP 592]
Epistle: Romans 7: 15-25a
The Gospel: Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30
DO YOU KNOW
That the Christian understanding of stewardship starts with the belief that all that we have and are belongs to God in Christ?
DATES TO REMEMBER
JULY 2023 - Stewardship Month
02 4:00 pm Launch of Visitations in each congregation
05 4:30 pm EMHMJS 26thCommencement Ceremony, Wesley
09 Congregational Missionary Meetings
09-14 Circuit Music Camp, Ebenezer
16 Stewardship Lord’s Day
16-23 Circuit Revival Services, Wesley
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, except on Tuesday, 4 July (Public Holiday), from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily and can be reached via telephone numbers 465-2346/662-2885 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Management of the Harmony Christian Bookstore is seeking volunteers. Interested persons are invited to call the Circuit Office for further details.The Harmony Christian Bookstore is open Monday to Saturday, except on Tuesday, 4 July (Public Holiday), 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, 02 July, 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 email@example.com.
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 Brother William Agard (St. Paul’s) and Sister Keisha Williams (Phipps);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for including Rev’ds. Yvonne Nibbs-Flores (BVI); Eva Cocks-Williams (Antigua); and Rosalind Morgan (Montserrat); and Sister Avis Nathan (Hope):
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Michael Berkley, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne,James Taylor, 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.