PRAYER & FAST
Members are reminded and encouraged to participate in the Prayer and
Fast every Friday during the Season of Lent ending at 3:00 p.m. or sunset on Good Friday. Those using the Wesley Fast will begin on the Thursday prior at sunset and will end at 3:00 p.m. or at sunset on the Friday. Members who will be doing the Daniel Fast, instead, will begin on the Friday morning and end at 3:00 p.m. or sunset on the same day.Please pray every hour on the hour for five minutes or longer for different concerns.
SKCC LENTEN SERVICES
The St. Kitts Christian Council (SKCC) Midday Lenten Services continue this coming Wednesday, 17 March, 2021, under the general theme "The Cross of Jesus Christ." The Service this week and for the rest of the Lenten Series will be carried via ZIZ TV and MRN, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Roman Catholic Communion will lead this week’s Service, the sub-theme for which will be "PARADOX OF THE CROSS – humanity’s worst and God’s best". All are invited to tune in.
LENTEN TEACHING SESSIONS
The Lenten Teaching Sessions have been postponed for this year and will take a different format post-Easter. Further details will be given in subsequent announcements. Meanwhile, members are encouraged to join the various sessions organized by the various circuits/congregations/districts including those of the South Caribbean District. Their next two sessions are today, Sunday, 14 March exploring the topic, “Aging and Well-being” and Wednesday, 17 March, 2021, “Exploring the Journey of faith and Health”. Both sessions begin at 6:00 pm (via ZOOM ID: 811 1033 2888).
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.
Congratulations to the St. Johnston Methodist Women’s League as they celebrate their 62nd Anniversary today.
Congratulations to Sis. Sonia Boddie-Thompson (St. Johnston) who was inducted into the Ministry of Social Development and Gender Affairs’ Pioneering Women’s Gallery, being the first Female Clerk of the National Assembly.
Congratulations also to Sis. Michele Christmas-Jacobs (Wesley) on being awarded in the area of Communications.
Both were in recognition of International Women’s Day 2021.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
Scholarships are currently available to nationals interested in pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Romania. For more information, please contact the Human Resource Department at Government Headquarters at 467-1323. Interested members are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities available.
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, 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 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. The 2021 edition of “Our Daily Bread” is also available. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call us at 466-1215. See you there.
METHODIST MEDIA VOLUNTEERS
The Methodist Media Team, which is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of communication and publicity for the Circuit, need workers in this area of the Vineyard. Here is your chance to be a part of this exciting experience. Yes! You heard right! We are inviting everyone interested in working in website design, photography, videography, and audio production to join the Methodist Media team. This is an invitation for you come onboard, explore your passion, and burst alive the talents you were blessed with in one or more of the many areas of media technology.
Interested persons are asked to give your details to any member of the Media team (Colin Jacobs (WhatsApp or direct at 869-762-5771), Ajamu King, Vernon Guishard, Kevington Pemberton, Jimmy Revan, Mikal Manners, Tiffany Liburd, Sven Caines Telbert Pyke, Kayla Farrell) or submit your interest through the online form at www.skmethodist.org/volunteer. Please see website for full advertisement.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Kindly note that the Service on, 14th March, 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.
LISTEN TO CHURCH CALLING:
Listen this and every Sunday night to the St. Kitts Christian Council’s Radio Programme, “Church Calling”, on WINN FM (98.9), 7 pm-8 pm. Second Sundays will be hosted by the Methodist Communion.
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 liturgical colour, purple, signifies royalty (Advent) and/or penitence (Lent)?
DATES TO REMEMBER
15 5:00 pm Circuit O & E, Wesley Church Hall (or online)
17 12:15 pm SKCC Midday Lenten Service (ZIZ TV & MRN)
18 5:00 pm Circuit M & E, Sandy Point Church Hall (or online)
25 5:00 pm EMHMJS Board Meeting, Wesley Church Hall
28 Lord’s Day before the Resurrection (Palm Sunday)
01 Holy/Maundy Thursday
02 The Commemoration of the Crucifixion (Good Friday)
04 Festival of the Resurrection
12 7:00 pm Circuit Preachers Meeting, Challengers
15 5:00 pm Circuit R & D/Trust Corporation, Wesley Church Hall
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.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2021
1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Responsive Reading: Psalm 51:1-12 [VIP 597]
Epistle: Hebrews 5:5-10
The Gospel: John 12:20-33
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 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. Fransteen Mulraine (KG Swanston); Sis. Ena Jeffers (Wesley) and Rev. Selwyn Vanterpool;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for: [including Brothers Bro. Samuel Jones, Earl Clarke and Campbell Mercer, and Sisters Adina Payne and Beulah Clarke; [Also recuperating at home is 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.