LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
2022 HURRICANE SEASON
We are now in the 2022 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 if and when necessary.
MCCA WOMEN LORD’S DAY
The MCCA Women Lord's Day Services will take place on June 26, 2022 in the morning in all Methodist Churches throughout the Circuit. The services will be conducted by our female Preachers under the theme, “Facing the Task Unfinished: Pressing Forward with Christ." All MCCA Women (18 years and older) are asked to participate in their congregation’s service by wearing white, their MCCA vest (if you have), hat/or fascinator. A walk-up collection will be taken for women's work.
The Women Lord's Day celebration continues with a Rally at the Immanuel Methodist Church, Sandy Point at 4:00 p.m. under the sub- theme, "Women of Purpose". An invitation is extended to come out and see our women dramatize the values and beliefs of remarkable women of the Bible.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
Please ensure that you are in receipt of the Daily Devotionals via Whatsapp (except Sundays) via the various chats or members. This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the St. Kitts Circuit.
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY
Starting September 2022, the St. Kitts Circuit will embark upon another Course of DISCIPLE I Bible Study.DISCIPLE Bible Study is a 34-week Bible Study Course which we are excited to offer again.
Also, starting September 2022 the Circuit will embark on DISCIPLE II Bible Study (Into the Word Into the World). This too is a 34-week Bible Study Course with focus on the books of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts). This course will only be offered to those who successfully completed DISCIPLE I.
Orders will be made based upon receipt of payment of $120.00 (USD $45.00) for hard copies on or before 22 July, 2022. Payments preferably are to be made to the Circuit Office or arranged through your congregation's contact steward. Persons also have the option of purchasing e-copies for the same cost. Please indicate your preference for either morning or evening sessions upon payment.
"DISCIPLE is another opportunity to Let Him Live. Please think and pray about this opportunity…for the St. Kitts Circuit…for yourself…for others in our fellowship. Please ask God to lead YOU to discover if YOU are ready for this special step at this time in your Christian journey."
WORLD FEDERATION OF METHODIST AND UNITING CHURCH WOMEN
The World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women Assembly will be held online from August 9th-14th 2022. This Assembly is held every five years. The MCCA Women is part of such a body and all women of the Methodist Church, ages 18 and above, are invited to join with women from around the world in this virtual space. Registration is now open at a cost of US 50.00. You can access the site below to view the Assembly details and to register: https://events.humanitix.com/wfmucw
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacations Bible School will be held July, 18-22 2022 in Zone 1 (Wesley, St. Johnston and Hope) at the Wesley Church Hall and at the Ebenezer Methodist Church from 9 am-1 pm daily.
Children between the ages of 5 to 14 years 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.
Congratulations are extended to Junique Hodge (Immanuel) on her recent graduation from St. Mary’s University, Canada, with a BA in General Studies with a focus on biology and business management. Junique is the daughter of Bro. Junie and Sis. Tryphena Hodge (Immanuel).
CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time including:
The family of the late Bro. Melford Phipps (Ebenezer), including his nephew, Bro. Clement Boone. The Thanksgiving Service for his life will be held on Monday, 20 June 2022 at the Ebenezer Methodist Church, starting at 2:00 pm.
The Thanksgiving Service of the late Sis. Carmen Christopher will be held on Monday, 20 June 2022 at the Wesley Methodist Church, starting at 2:00 pm.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 26 JUNE 2022
Third Lord’s Day after Pentecost
OT Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Responsive Reading: Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 (VIP 609)
Epistle: Galatians 5:1, 13-25
The Gospel: Luke 9:51-62
MCCA Women Lord’s Day
OT Reading: Exodus 2:1-10
Responsive Reading: Psalm 112 (VIP 631)
Epistle: Acts 18:1-4; 18-28
The Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28
DO YOU KNOW…
That "Father" is the most familiar term for God in the Christian tradition?
DATES TO REMEMBER
19 Father’s Day/End of Home and Family Month
21 5:00 pm EMHMJS Board Meeting, Wesley Church Hall
26 MCCA Women Lord’s Day
27 7:00 pm Circuit Preachers’ Meeting, Hope Chapel
30 5:00 pm Circuit R & D/Trust Corporation, 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 has a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature and is opened daily, 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, 19 June, 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 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 the Hurricane Season, the COVID-19 Pandemic and political uncertainty;
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 Mrs. Melissa Richardson (Teacher, EMHMJS);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including, Alistair “Chucky” Halliday (Hope), Bro. George Richardson (Immanuel), and Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit];
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Dudley Tyson, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Humie Lawrence, Jane Hickson, 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 Elsie Paul, Marlene Liburd, Sheila Richardson, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Esther Jeffers, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, and Hugo Mullix];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sister Caroline Caines (KGS)];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
those who are writing external and internal exams;
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.