LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
2022 HURRICANE SEASON
All are encouraged to continue to monitor local storm information as issued by the Government Met Office or the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF K. G. SWANSTON MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH
All are invited to a Service of Thanksgiving for the 100th Anniversary of the K. G. Swanston Memorial Methodist Church at its present site. The Service takes place today, Sunday, 16 October 2022 starting at 5:00 pm. Included in the celebration will be the appreciation of Sis. Leonie James, a “daughter of the congregation”, for her 60 years as an Accredited Preacher.
MCCA WOMEN’S COMMISSION NEW EXECUTIVE
The MCCA Women's Commission (St Kitts Circuit) successfully held its Retreat and Elections on Saturday, 8th October 2022. The following women were elected to the Executive for the term 2022-2024: Sister Andrea Liddie (President), Sister Jennifer Hensley (Vice President), Sister Nicole Gumbs (Treasurer), Sister Ionie Knight (Secretary), and Sister Talibah Byron (Public Relations Officer). Many thanks to the outgoing Executive for their service. Our support and prayers are requested for the new Executive as they take up their new leadership roles in service of Christ.
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY
Persons who signed up for the DISCIPLE II Bible Study Program are asked to note that the orientation session will be held on Tuesday, 18 October 2022 at the Ebenezer Chapel starting at 7:00 pm.
GRAB & GO SOUP FAIR
The Ebenezer Methodist Church will be having a Grab & Go Soup Fair on Saturday, 22 October 2022 starting at 12:00 pm. A variety of soups will be on sale for a cost of $10 and $20. Come taste and see!
DELAY IN ARRIVAL OF ENVELOPES
Sincerest apologies for any inconvenience that the delay in the arrival of the envelopes for 2022-2023 may be causing. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Please refer to the section under “Circuit Office” for how you can continue to give, in addition to your normal giving through the congregations.
MCCA MEN CIRCUIT MEETING
The MCCA Men’s Commission is calling all Methodist Men (18 years and older) to a Meeting on Tuesday, 8th November 2022 at the St. Johnston Methodist Church starting at 5:00 pm. Please make a very special effort to be present and punctual.
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS CIRCUITS YOUTH EXCHANGE
It's that time again!
The Youth and Young Adults Commissions of St. Kitts and Nevis Youth
Exchange is coming up again! All youth and young adults, between the ages of 12 to 35 years, are invited to join us as we head to Nevis on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, for fellowship with our Nevisian brothers and sisters. The registration fee is $25.00, and forms will be available at your congregation, or through a link that will be provided by your Youth Leader. The deadline for submission of registration forms is Saturday, October 22nd 2022. Congregations may cover the cost of the boat fare of $62.00 for each of their participants.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the St. Maarten 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:
The family of the late Rev. Dr. Alford Alphonse (originally from Panama), including his widow, Hope, and children, Karen, Maureen, Yvette, Frantz, and Phillip. Among other things, Dr. Alphonse served as Chairman of the Panama/Costa Rico District and Secretary for Latin America at the Board of Global Ministries;
The family of the late Sis. Elsie Paul (Wesley);
The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Bro. Victor Daley will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church on Tuesday, 25 October 2022 starting at 2: 00 pm.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 23rd October 2022
Twentieth Lord’s Day after Pentecost
OT Reading: Joel 2:23-32
Responsive Reading: Psalm 65 (VIP 602)
Epistle: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
The Gospel: Luke 18: 9-14
DO YOU KNOW
That October 15 is observed as International Day of Rural Women and that “on average, women make up more than 40 percent of the agricultural labor force in developing countries, ranging from 20 percent in Latin America to 50 percent or more in parts of Africa and Asia”?
DATES TO REMEMBER
OCTOBER 2022– Ministries Month
16 5:00 pm Appreciation Service for Long Service as an
Accredited Preacher/100th Anniversary Service, KG Swanston
20 5:00 pm Circuit R & D Committee/Trust Corporation,
Wesley Methodist Church Hall
23 4:30 pm Circuit Pastoral/Council, Cayon
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, 16th October, 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 and the COVID-19 Pandemic;
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 Sis. Mary Taylor (Tabernacle); Sis. Henrietta Morris (Tabernacle); Bro. Kevington Pemberton (Immanuel); Mrs. Melissa Richardson (Teacher, EMHMJS) Alistair “Chucky” Halliday (Hope), and Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit];
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Michael Berkley, Dudley Tyson, 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, 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 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.