LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
MCCA WOMEN'S COMMISSION TAKEAWAY BREAKFAST
The MCCA Women's Commission (St Kitts Circuit) invites you to come on out and support their takeaway breakfast on Saturday, 6th May 2023 at the Ferry Terminal, Basseterre, starting at 6:00am. A delicious breakfast awaits you including Johnny cakes and salt fish, mackerel, pancakes, boiled eggs, souse, sandwiches, and more! All of this comes at a cost of only $20. Tickets are available from the women's group within your congregation. See you there.
“GIVING PRAISE TO OUR LORD”
The Wesley Methodist Dance Ministry will be hosting a night of dance, music and singing entitled, “Giving Praise to Our Lord” on Saturday, 13 May 2023 starting at 6:30 pm. The Ministry’s dancers, along with musicians and singers, will showcase an array of God given talents that will be a blessing to all in attendance. It promises to be an evening to remember. Please save the date and plan to attend. Looking forward to your support. Tickets are on sale at the Harmony Christian Bookstore at a cost of $30.00 (adults) and $15 (under 12, payable at the door).
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the St. Croix 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. Doreen Stapleton (Tabernacle) and family on the death of a son, Glenford;
Sis. Jean Archibald (Wesley) and family, on the death of a brother, Errol Maynard;
Bro. Kevington Pemberton (Immanuel) and family on the death of his mother, Sis. Annette Pemberton. The Thanksgiving for her life will be held on Wednesday, 10 May 2023, at the Immanuel Methodist Church starting at 2:00 pm.
The family of the late Sis. Cecile Burt-Francis (Immanuel) including her husband, Colville and children, Kimberly and Jameal. The Thanksgiving Service for her life will be held on Thursday, 11 May 2023 at the Immanuel Methodist Church starting at 2:00 pm.
The family of the late Dr. James Julius (Tabernacle/Wesley). The Thanksgiving Service for his life will be held on Thursday, 18 May 2023 at the Tabernacle 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 1-5 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, 07 May 2023
Fifth Lord’s Day of the Resurrection
First Reading: Acts 7: 55-60
Canticle: Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16 [VIP 586]
Second Reading: 1 Peter 2: 2-10
The Gospel: John 14: 1-14
DO YOU KNOW
That, the Fourth Lord’s Day of the Resurrection is commonly called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because the Gospel Reading from John 10 speaks of Jesus as the Good Shepherd?
DATES TO REMEMBER
30 4:30 pm Circuit Pastoral/Circuit Council, Tabernacle
MAY 2023 - Heritage month
01 MRN 10thAnniversary
06 MCCA Women Commission Breakfast
14 Mother’s Day/Susanna Wesley
14-21 Octave of Methodist Heritage
21 Circuit Aldersgate Service, KG Swanston
Please note that the Circuit Office will be closed on Monday, 01 May (Labour Day), but will be open Tuesday 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 supplies a variety of resource material to help in our spiritual walk. Please note that the Harmony Christian Bookstore will be closed on Monday, 01 May for the observance of Labour Day but will be open Tuesday 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, 30 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.
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, especially at this time as we go through the challenges of recovery and living with the COVID-19 virus;
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 Sis. 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 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.