LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
METHODIST HERITAGE MONTH
The month of May is being observed as Methodist Heritage Month
Special events in the month include:
Sunday, 21 May:
Circuit Aldersgate celebrations at the K.G. Swanston Memorial Methodist Chapel, Dieppe Bay, commencing with Morning Worship at 9:30. The Afternoon Session begins at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, 21 May: CIRCUIT PICNIC
The Circuit Whit Monday Picnic will be held on Monday, 29 May at Frigate Bay Lawn. A ‘round-the-island’ family whistle stop is being planned for the first half of the day, starting off at 8:30 a.m. from Wesley chapel and ending at the Frigate Bay lawn. We look forward to the participation of all families. Congregations are asked to organize their own transportation, food, and snacks.
CONNEXIONAL COUNCIL 2023
All are invited to share in the Public Events during the Session of the Connexional Council 2023, Guyana, as follows:
Monday, 22 May, 7:00 pm Welcome Service
Monday, 22-Friday 26 and Monday, 29 May, 8:00 am Morning Devotions
Tuesday, 23 and Wednesday, 24 May, 7:00 pm Public Meetings
Friday, 26 May, 7:00 pm Cultural Evening
Sunday 28 May, 6:00 pm Council Service
Links will be provided.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the St. Kitts 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. Violet Harris (Wesley) and family on the death of a son, Learie Smith;
The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Bro. L Warrington Grant will be held on Tuesday, 23 May 2023 at the Immanuel Methodist Church starting at 2:00 pm.
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 22-26 May 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, 28 May 2023
Festival of the Gift of the Holy Spirit/Pentecost
First Reading: Acts 2: 1-21
Responsive Reading: Psalm 104: 24-35b
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
The Gospel: John 7:37-39
DO YOU KNOW
That, the hymn, “Where Shall My Wondering Soul Begin” (VIP 233) was Charles Wesley’s first hymn, written on the occasion of his conversion, 21 May, 1738?
DATES TO REMEMBER
MAY 2023 - Heritage month
14-21 Octave of Methodist Heritage
21 Circuit Aldersgate Service, KG Swanston
22-29 May Connexional Council 2023
28 Festival of the Gift of the Holy Spirit/Pentecost
29 Circuit Whit Monday Picnic
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 Management of the Harmony Christian Bookstore is seeking volunteers. Interested persons are invited to call the Circuit Office for further details.The Bookstore is open 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, 21 May, is being broadcast from the KG Swanston Memorial 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.
LID WEBSITE: www.lidmethodist.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 Sisters Ingrid Cabey (Wesley), Elma Williams (Ebenezer), Christine Henderson (St. Johnston), Mary Jane Dickenson (St. Paul’s), Sharon Drew (Wesley), and Keisha Williams (Phipps);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for including Rev. Rosalind Morgan (Montserrat):
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Michael Berkley, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne,James Taylor, Sisters Doreen Cable, Humie Lawrence, Patricia Ottley, Joycelyn Woodley, Helen Aponte, 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 Earl Clarke, 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.