LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
ALDERSGATE CIRCUIT CONCERT/RALLY
All are invited to share in the Circuit Aldersgate Concert/Rally to be held at the Ebenezer Church grounds this evening, Sunday, 22nd May 2022 starting at 6:00 pm. (please note change in time) A love offering will be taken and refreshments will be on sale. “Come, join the Celebration!”
CONNEXIONAL COUNCIL 2022
The Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) as it meets in Connexional Council, 23-30 May, 2022, invites you to share in: Morning devotions – 8 a.m. 23-28, 30 May via its You Tube channel
The Welcome Service – Monday 23rd, 7 p.m.
Public meetings: Tuesday 24th, 7 p.m. (via Zoom - link will be circulated)
Wednesday 25th, 7:30 p.m. (via Zoom - link will be circulated)
Thursday 26th, 7 p.m. via Zoom - link will be circulated)
Friday 27th, 7 p.m. (via Zoom - link will be circulated)
Official Worship Service: Sunday 29th, 5 p.m. (You Tube)
All times above are Eastern Caribbean
A flyer with further details has been circulated and is posted on our website.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
The Leeward Islands District through its Mission, Evangelism and Church Growth Committee has begun the production and dissemination of Daily Devotionals via Whatsapp (except Sundays). Please ensure that you are in receipt of same via the various chats or members. This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Antigua Circuit.
CIRCUIT MUSIC CAMP
There will be a meeting to plan the upcoming Circuit Music Camp scheduled for Monday, 11th – Saturday, 16th July 2022. The meeting will be held at Ebenezer Methodist Church on Wednesday, 1st June 2022 at 6:00 pm.
Music Camp Registration
Persons interested in attending the Circuit Music Camp are being asked to register by Friday, 27 May 2022 at a cost of $100.00. Registration forms may be obtained from the Congregational Stewards of your congregation or from the Circuit Office. Training is being offered in the following instruments: Keyboard, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Set, Steel Pan, Trumpet, and Saxophone. Persons may register for a maximum of three instruments. There will be a maximum of 30 Campers. Individuals and/or congregations are free to sponsor persons.
WORLD FEDERATION OF METHODIST AND UNITING CHURCH WOMEN
The World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women Assembly will be held online from August 9th-14th 2022. This Assembly is held every five years. The MCCA Women is part of such a body and all women of the Methodist Church, ages 18 and above, are invited to join with women from around the world in this virtual space. Registration is now open at a cost of US 50.00. You can access the site below to view the Assembly details and to register: https://events.humanitix.com/wfmucw
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 Sis Jean Hodge, widow of the late Rev'd Serchal Hodge of Anguilla, including sisters in law, Sis. Janet Claxton (Nevis), Sis. Josephine Christmas (St. Kitts) and Sis. Yolande Richardson (Anguilla).
Rev'd Erick Alexander (Jamaica) on the death of his mother, Sis Veronica Alexander (Grenada)
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 29 MAY 2022
MAY 26 2022 FESTIVAL OF THE ASCENSION
(These readings may also be used Sunday, May 29)
1st Reading: Acts 1:1-11 or 2 Kings 2: 1-15
Responsive Reading: Psalm 47 (VIP 594)
2nd Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23
The Gospel: Luke 24:44-53
Seventh Lord’s Day of the Resurrection
1st Reading: Acts 16:16-34 or Isaiah 44: 1-8
Responsive Reading: Psalm 97 (VIP 623)
2nd Reading: Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
The Gospel: John 17:20-26
DO YOU KNOW…
That the Methodist heritage is deeply rooted in its spiritual heritage, hence the emphasis on the use of the institutional and prudential “means of grace”?
DATES TO REMEMBER
Month of Methodism
15-22 Octave of Methodist Heritage
22 Aldersgate Lord’s Day
22 6:00 pm Circuit Aldersgate Rally, Ebenezer
23-30 Connexional Council, Belize/Honduras (virtual)
26 Festival of the Ascension
05 Festival of the Gift of the Holy Spirit/Pentecost
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, 22 May, is being broadcastfrom 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 email@example.com.
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 COVID-19 Pandemic and political uncertainty;
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, Sister Viola Grant (St. Johnston) and Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit];
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Dudley Tyson, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Humie Lawrence, Jane Hickson, 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.