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Notices - May 7 - 21, 2023


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, 14 May: Susanna Wesley Day (Mothers’ Day) in all Congregations


Sunday, 21 May: Circuit Aldersgate celebrations at the K.G. Swanston Memorial Methodist Chapel, Dieppe Bay, commencing with Morning Worship at 9:30. Members are asked to wear any Methodist T-shirt or Polo shirt. The Service will be preceded by a March of Witness which begins at 8:30 a.m. The Hope, Wesley. Cayon, Tabernacle, and KG Swanston congregations will gather at Caines Pasture and the St. Johnston, Challengers, Ebenezer, Phipps, Immanuel, and St. Paul’s congregations will gather at Gibbons Pasture. Congregations and/or individuals are encouraged to make their own arrangements for lunch. The Afternoon Session begins at 2:30 p.m.


Monday, 29 May: Circuit Picnic (see below)


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 begin organizing their own transportation.



“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.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).



EMHMJS 70th ANNIVERSARY THEME COMPETITION

An invitation is going out for submissions for the official theme for the 70th Anniversary of the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School (EMHMJS). Against this backdrop, students, parents, teachers, and alumni alike are encouraged to tap into their creative minds.

The deadline for submission of entries is by Friday, 19 May 2023. Late entries would not be acknowledged or considered.

The theme must be concise and memorable. It must be a phrase, a clause, or a short sentence of no more than six to eight words. The theme should accurately reflect the EMHMJS’ 70-year history of education, as well as its current realities, and the standard or shared future that all stakeholders can reasonably strive towards.

Participants must submit their names, addresses, and contact numbers with each entry to the email address: themecompetition70@gmail.com. The winner will be awarded a Cash Prize of EC$700.00.



LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP

This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Curacao 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:


The family of the late Sis. Constance Richardson (Wesley) including her aunt, Sis. Dulcie Richardson and brother, Bro. Elroy “Scout” Lewis, and their families;


The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Sis. Annette Pemberton will be held on Wednesday, 10 May 2023, at the Immanuel Methodist Church starting at 2:00 pm.


The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Glenford Stapleton will be held on Thursday, 11 May, 2023 at the Tabernacle Methodist Church starting at 2:00 pm;


The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Sis. Cecile Burt-Francis will be held on Thursday, 11 May 2023 at the Immanuel Methodist Church starting at 2:00 pm;


The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Dr. James Julius 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 Anglican Communion is responsible for the week of 8-12 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, 14 May 2023

Sixth Lord’s Day of the Resurrection

First Reading: Acts 17: 22-31

Responsive Reading: Psalm 66: 8-20[VIP 603]

Second Reading: 1 Peter 3: 13-22

The Gospel: John 14: 15-21


MOTHERS’ DAY

Old Testament: Proverbs 2:1-15

Responsive Reading: Psalm 139:7-18 [VIP 652]

Epistle: 2 Timothy 1: 1-7

The Gospel Matthew 15:21-28



DO YOU KNOW

That, when the Methodist missionaries arrived in St. Kitts, they took an “extremely strong position against the Sunday market” which was a “very important social and economic institution” for the slaves?



DATES TO REMEMBER

MAY 2023 - Heritage month

14 Mother’s Day/Susanna Wesley

14-21 Octave of Methodist Heritage

21 Circuit Aldersgate Service, KG Swanston



CIRCUIT OFFICE

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, info@skmethodist.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 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, 07 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.


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 info@skmethodist.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.





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;


  • World Peace;


  • 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.

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