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).
A CALL TO PRAYER & FASTING (7 DAY DANIEL/WESLEY FASTS)
The Methodist Church St. Kitts Circuit will join the other Circuits of the Leeward Islands District in the Beginning of the New Church Year '7 Day Daniel/Wesley Fasts', to take place from today, Sunday, 4 September to next Sunday, 11 September, 2022.
This is a time to draw closer to God and to seek His divine will for our lives and His Church. During this time, daily Scripture readings have been provided to guide our study, reflection and meditation, and prayers; while our daily prayers will focus on our Church and its Ministry to include - Members, Congregations, Circuits, District, Connexion, Ministers, Preachers, Leaders, Officers, various Ministries, Commissions, Outreach, Evangelism, Renewal, along with the impact of National Development on the lives of people.
It is our endeavor to seek God to help us in the fulfillment of our mission mandate - to spread Scriptural holiness throughout the land and to reform the nation. [Please see the circulated District’s document for detailed information, which also be found on the Circuit’s website]
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."
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Aruba Circuit.
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY - Starting September 2022
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 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 Rev. Colton Bennett (South Caribbean). The Thanksgiving Service for his life will be held in Barbados on Thursday, 8 September, 2022 starting at 10:00 am;
The family of the late Bro. Clement Carty (Dominica). Bro. Clement was a former Circuit Steward of the Dominica Circuit and served as a District Auditor for several years;
The Thanksgiving Service of the life of the late Sis Marilyn Drew will be held on Saturday, 3rd September 2022 at the St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Viewing and tributes begin at 1:00 pm. Service begins at 2:00 pm.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 11th September 2022
Fourteenth Lord’s Day after Pentecost
OT Reading: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Responsive Reading: Psalm 14 (VIP #473)
Epistle: 1 Timothy 1: 12-17
The Gospel: Luke 15:1-10
DO YOU KNOW
That the Gilbert Centre in Antigua, the birthplace of Methodism in the West Indies, was used to host conferences and camps?
DATES TO REMEMBER
Congregational and circuit level meetings
04 Connexional Lord’s Day
04 Connexional Virtual Service
4-11 LIDC ‘7 Day Daniel/Wesley Fast (see circulated document)
12 Preachers’ Fellowship Meeting
16 National Heroes’ Day
16 MCCA Women Activity
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, 4th 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 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 Bro. Oliver “Abba" Freeman, 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.