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, 24 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 Moravian Communion will lead this week’s Service, the sub-theme for which will be "When I am lifted up". The SKCC apologies for the “mix up” for last week’s airing. 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, 21 March exploring the topic, “Soul Care: You Are the Keeper” and Wednesday, 24 March, 2021, “Becoming God’s Best Version of You”. Both sessions begin at 6:00 pm (via ZOOM ID: 811 1033 2888).
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
2021 Holy Week Services will be held nightly in congregations according to the Preachers’ Plan.
Holy Thursday Services will be held in Zones at the following locations:
Zone 1 at Wesley; Zone 2 at Challengers; Zone 3 at Tabernacle. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be administered.
All Services begin at 7:00 pm.
Good Friday Services will be held in congregations according to the Preachers’ Plan.
GOSPEL REVIVAL WEEK
The Ebenezer Methodist Congregation, Old Road, presents “Gospel Revival Week” under the theme, “Reconstructing for Radical Renewal”. The Week runs April 5-11, 7:00 pm nightly. Come and be renewed!
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 are extended to Sis. Eslyn Swanston (KG Swanston), on the death of her sister, Ethel Swanston;
to Sis. Sandra Davoren and family (St. Johnston) on the death of her mother. Sis. Mary Cannonier, and;
to the family of the late Glenville Rochester (Challengers).
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, 21 March, 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.
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, before the introduction of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), the Methodist tradition was to separate the observance of Passion Sunday (5th Sunday in Lent) from Palm Sunday (6th Sunday in Lent)?
DATES TO REMEMBER
24 12:15 pm SKCC Midday Lenten Service (ZIZ TV & MRN)
25 5:00 pm EMHMJS Board Meeting, Wesley Church Hall
28 Lord’s Day before the Resurrection (Palm Sunday)
28 March - 2 April Holy Week Services
01 Holy/Maundy Thursday
02 The Commemoration of the Crucifixion (Good Friday) –
MRN (live); rebroadcast on ZIZ @ 5 pm
04 Festival of the Resurrection
05-11 7:00 pm Gospel Revival Week, Ebenezer
12 7:00 pm Circuit Preachers Meeting, Challengers
15 5:00 pm Circuit R & D/Trust Corporation, Wesley Church Hall
17 Virtual District Preachers’ Retreat (note date change)
18 4:30 pm Circuit Pastoral/Circuit Council, Phipps Memorial
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, MARCH 28, 2021 (PALM/PASSION)
Liturgy of the Palms
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 [VIP 635]
Liturgy of the Passion
1st Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 31:9-16 [VIP 586]
Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11
The Gospel: Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47)
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 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.