LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
VOLCANO IMMEDIATE RELIEF APPEAL- ST KITTS CIRCUIT
In response to the immediate needs of our brothers and sisters in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, members can respond in a number of the following ways;
Donation of critical items to be left at the Wesley Annex by Friday, 30 April, 2021(note the extension, please contact the Circuit Office or visit the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org ,for a list of items).
A “Solidarity Offering” to be collected today, Lord’s Day, 25 April, 2021.
Monetary donations can be made directly to the Church office or deposited at St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Ltd – Account Number 25986; Account Name: Methodist Church - St. Kitts Circuit. If deposited to the bank, please same indicate to the Office.
Contact stewards are asked to coordinate congregational efforts for items and have same delivered to the Wesley Annex. Dr. Christine Walwyn is the Circuit Coordinator.
MONTHLY PRAYER AND FAST
Members are reminded of the Prayer and Fast on the last Friday of each month. Therefore, Prayer and Fast for April will be held this Friday, 30th April, 2021.For persons who will be doing the Wesley Fast, you will begin this Prayer and Fast at sunset on Thursday and end it at 3:00pm or sunset on Friday. Those who will be doing the Daniel Fast will begin on Friday morning and will end at 3:00 pm or sunset.
Remember to pray every hour on the hour and to adhere to the rules given in previous times for both Fasts.
THREE NIGHTS OF REVIVAL SERVICES
The Cayon Congregation will be hosting three nights of Revival Services, 26-28 April, 2021, under the theme, “Renewed for Life, Service and Mission”. The Services are held 7 pm nightly. “Come receive a blessing and be a blessing.”
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PRINCIPAL – WESLEY HIGH SCHOOL
The Board of Management of the Wesley High School, Dominica Circuit, invites applications for the position of Principal.Application forms and other information pertaining to the criteria and job description can be accessed from the school’s website: https://whsdominica.org/2021/03/31/vacancy-announcement-for-principal/ or through the Dominica Methodist Circuit Office. Applications may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be received on or before Friday, 7th May, 2021.
CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS
We extend birthday and anniversary greetings 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 and that of your loved ones.
CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES
Condolences are extended to the family of Sis. Allison Phills (Wesley). A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, 6 May, 2021 at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street, starting at 5:00 pm;
The Thanksgiving Service of the late Sis. Claudia James (Wesley) will be held on Wednesday, 28 April, 2021 at the Wesley Methodist Church starting at 11:00 am.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 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 BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS
The Harmony Christian Bookstore still has new books and journals, a wide variety of gift items to suit everyone on your list. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call us at 466-1215. See you there.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Kindly note that the Service today, 25 April, 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.
The 'MRN' committee thanks you for your patience and understanding and looks forward to a return of our normal daily programming.
ST CHRISTOPHER OUTREACH CENTER
Persons desiring to volunteer at the Outreach Center, Irish Town Bay Road, can give their names to the Circuit Office.
Let us continue to be vigilant regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.
DO YOU KNOW…
That, the lay (local) preachers far outnumber the ministers across the Connexion which means that no church or chapel is without preaching on any given Sunday?
DATES TO REMEMBER
25 Preachers Lord’s Day
25 6:00 pm Appreciation Service for Bro. Uriel Hensley and
Sis. Marilyn Bertie, Immanuel
01 MRN 8th Anniversary
09 Mother’s Day/Susanna Wesley
13 Ascension Day
16-23 Octave of Methodist Heritage
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.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2021
1st Reading: Acts 8:26-40
Responsive Reading: Psalm 22:25-31 [VIP 578]
2nd Reading: 1 John 4:7-21
The Gospel: John 15:1-8
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY…
for our Nation, its 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 COVID-19 Pandemic;
for the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, especially at this time of increased volcanic activity;
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 Sisters Ena Jeffers (Wesley) and Fransteen Mulraine (KG Swanston) and Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit];
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Eugene Huggins, Dudley Tyson, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Jane Hickson, Patricia Ottley, Joycelyn Woodley, Sharon Pemberton, Helen Aponte, Beverly Phillip, Evelyn Phillip, Lilian Jones, Jacqueline Browne, Mildred Browne, Yvonne Matthew, and Janet Maynard].
those in nursing homes: [including Sister Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Mildred Bailey-Henville, Alix Pencheon, Esther Jeffers, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Alfred Brandy, Calvin Taylor, Edmond Warner, Hugo Mullix and Alexis Knight];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sister Caroline Caines and Rev. Selwyn Vanterpool];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
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.