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).
7 DAY DANIEL/WESLEY FASTS
The Leeward Islands District ‘Beginning of the New Church Year '7 Day Daniel/Wesley Fasts', concludes today, Sunday, 11 September, 2022.
We trust that participants found the time meaningful in drawing closer to God in Christ and seeking His divine will for our lives and His Church.
NOMINATIONS – CIRCUIT MCCA WOMEN
Nominations for the executive body of the St. Kitts Circuit MCCA Women Commission is now open. Please pick up a copy of the “guidelines for conducting elections” and a nomination form from the Circuit Office or ask your women group leader to secure one for you. All Methodist women (18 years and older) are eligible for nomination, but each nominee must show dedicated interest in women's work.
All nomination forms must be received in a sealed envelope at the Circuit office by September 14th, 2022 for the attention of Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas.
The Phipps Memorial Methodist Church will be hosting a Take-Away Breakfast on Friday 16th September 2022 from 7:00 am at the church grounds. Tickets are available from the members of the Women's Group. Proceeds in aid of its Building Fund. Come and support this event."
The Methodist Inspirational Leaders (Ebenezer) will hosting a Take-Away Breakfast on Friday 16th September 2022 from 6:30 am – 9:00 am at the church grounds.
NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY SERVICE
An Ecumenical State Service marking the 39th Anniversary of Independence for St. Christopher and Nevis will be held on Sunday, 18 September, 2022 at the Antioch Baptist Church, Lime Kiln, commencing at 4:00 pm. Independence Anniversary celebrations are being held under the theme, “Refocus, Re-Create, Redesign: Independence 39”.
In celebration of the 39th Anniversary of Independence, members are encouraged to dress in national colours or the national dress for worship services next Sunday, 18 September, 2022.
MINISTERS WHO SERVED THE ST. KITTS CIRCUIT
A document listing the ministers who served the St, Kitts Circuit, 1787-2021 is posted on the Circuit’s website. The document, in part, serves to give some historical information of those who laboured in this part of God’s Vineyard. The document is a work in progress and can be found under the tab “Our Church”, sub tab, “Spiritual Leaders & Staff”.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Antigua 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.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time including:
The family of the late Sis. Janette Claxton (Nevis) including her daughter, Verlyn (St. Johnston), son, Rohan (Charlestown) and sister, Sis. Josephine Christmas (St. Kitts).
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 18th September 2022
Fifteenth Lord’s Day after Pentecost
OT Reading: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Responsive Reading: Psalm 79 1-9 or Psalm 4 (VIP 611/598)
Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
The Gospel: Luke 16:1-13
DO YOU KNOW
That in the early 1800s, worshipers to the Sandy Point Chapel also came from St. Paul’s which necessitated the building of the St. Paul’s Chapel in 1841?
DATES TO REMEMBER
Congregational and circuit level meetings
4-11 LIDC ‘7 Day Daniel/Wesley Fast (see circulated document)
12 Preachers’ Fellowship Meeting, Ebenezer
16 National Heroes’ Day
16 9:00 am MCCA Women Activity, St. Paul’s
18 National Independence State Service
19 39th Anniversary of Independence
21 EMHMJS 69th Anniversary
25 Connexional Christian Education Lord’s Day
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, 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 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, 11th September, 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.
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;
The Royal Family, the Government and People of the United Kingdom, its Overseas Territories, and the Nations of the Commonwealth on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II;
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. Kevington Pemberton (Immanuel); Bro. Oliver “Abba" Freeman (St. Johnston), 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 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 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.