LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
ALDERSGATE LORD’S DAY OBSERVANCE
Next Sunday, May 23, 2021, the Circuit will join the rest of the Connexion in observing Aldersgate Lord’s Day, commemorating the heart-warming conversion experience of our Founder, John Wesley, on May 24, 1738. In this regard, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Aldersgate Services will be held in congregations throughout the Circuit at their usual times.
A blended (in person/virtual) Aldersgate Concert is being planned for next Sunday evening, May 23, at 6:00 p.m. under the theme, “Methodists: Our Praise We Raise.” Given that Covid-19 protocols stipulate only 150 persons can be at an event, congregations have been given a quota of persons to attend and members will need to sign up. Please inquire of your contact steward.
VOLCANO IMMEDIATE RELIEF APPEAL- ST KITTS CIRCUIT
We are grateful for the overwhelming support given so far. Unfortunately, NEMA took a decision not to ship any further items after the second week, which coincided with our initiation of collection. We have been informed that CDEMA is currently carrying out an assessment due to a “pile up” of goods on the receiving end that have not been distributed. We also understand that persons were allowed to return to their homes to engage in clean up exercises, hence, the advice that we hold off on sending any further items. Notwithstanding, members can continue to respond through monetary donations that 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 indicate same to the Office. Again, we thank you for your generosity and ask that you continue to keep the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in your prayers.
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 the late Rev. Selwyn Vanterpool, Supernumerary (LID, B.V.I). Rev. Vanterpool was a former President of the LI District (2000-2006);
To Rev'd Dr. Wayneford McFarlane (Jamaica) and family on the death of a brother, Mr. Oneil McFarlane (Canada);
To the family of the late Sis. Estelle Webbe (Wesley). The Thanksgiving Service for the life of Sis. Webbe will be on Friday, 21 May, 2021 at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street, starting at 2:00 pm.
The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Rev. Dr. J Emmette Weir, Supernumerary (B/TCI) will be held on Saturday, 22 May at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road, Nassau, Bahamas, starting at 10:00 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, 16 May, 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 Methodist Radio Network (MRN) celebrated its 8th Anniversary of operations, May 1, 2021.
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 Ascension of Jesus means more than a physical relocation from earth to heaven but a new relationship with God in Christ and our fellow believers?
DATES TO REMEMBER
16 5:30 p.m. Open Air Service, Challengers Church yard
16-23 Octave of Methodist Heritage
23 6:00 p.m. Aldersgate Concert, Ebenezer Church Lawn
23 Festival of the Gift of the Holy Spirit/Pentecost/Aldersgate
24 May-3 June Connexional Conference, Virtual
30 Festival of the Holy Trinity
30 5:30 p.m. Open Air Service, Half Way Tree Hard Court
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 23, 2021
Old Testament: Joel 2: 23-29
Responsive Reading: Psalm 104: 24-34 [VIP 626]
Epistle: Romans 8:22-27
The Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
ALDERSGATE LORD’S DAY
End of the OCTAVE OF METHODIST HERITAGE
Old Testament: Isaiah 12:1-6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 130 [VIP 646]
Epistle: 2 Peter 1:1-11
The Gospel: Luke 10: 1-12, 17-20
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 and flooding (lahar);
for the Government of People of Anguilla as they mourn the death of former Chief Minister, the Honourable Hubert Hughes;
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. Rita Hazel and Bro. Samuel Jones (St. Johnston), and Sis. Dorette Butler (Wesley);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for; [including Sisters Doreen Woodley, 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];
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.