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 conclude this coming Wednesday, 31 March, 2021, under the general theme "The Cross of Jesus Christ." The Service this week 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
Members are encouraged to join the various sessions organized by the various circuits/congregations/districts including those of the South Caribbean District. Their concluding sessions are today, Sunday, 28 March exploring the topics, “Cultivating Healthy Relationships” and “Fatherhood in Contemporary Caribbean Family Systems”. The Sessions begin at 4:00 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.
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY
The Zone 1 Wednesday Night Disciple Bible Study Group will resume on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Wesley Church Hall at 7 p.m. Please wear masks. All persons are asked to read Lesson 22 in preparation for the study.
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 AND EXPRESSIONS OF THANKS
Condolences are extended to Sis. Icilma Springer and family (Tabernacle), on the death of her aunt, Caroline Mills. The Thanksgiving Service for the late Sis Mills was held on Thursday, 25 March, 2021, and;
To the family of the late Keon Fyfield, including his mother, Marlene Fyfield, of Wesley;
Sis. Gillian Crooke, widow of the late Burchell Crooke, her daughters Shenel and Giselle, and the entire extended family would like to say a big Thank you to the Pastor and Members of Wesley Methodist Church, inclusive of Dr Louisa Lawrence and the members of Vision and Voices, for their support during their time of bereavement.
“A hug, a kind word, a telephone call, a message, a card, a bouquet of flowers, your attendance at the funeral or in any other way you have shown your concern and support went a long way.”
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
The Circuit Office will be closed on Friday, 2 April and Monday, 5 April in observance of Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively. It will be open on the remaining days, 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. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that the Bookstore will be closed on Friday, 2 April and Monday, 5 April in observance of Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively. You can call us at 466-1215. See you there.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Kindly note that the Service today, 28 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.
Holy Week Schedule (MRN Live)
Holy Monday 29 March Wesley
Holy Tuesday 30 March Immanuel
Holy Wednesday 31 March Phipps
Holy Thursday 1 April Tabernacle
Good Friday 2 April Wesley
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, In the earliest years, “Easter” was a unified celebration combining a commemoration of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus (from sunset on Maundy Thursday to sunset on Sunday/Easter Day) and was known as the Easter Triduum?
DATES TO REMEMBER
28 Lord’s Day before the Resurrection (Palm Sunday)
28 March - 2 April Holy Week Services
31 12:15 pm SKCC Midday Lenten Service (ZIZ TV & MRN)
01 Holy/Maundy Thursday
02 The Commemoration of the Crucifixion (Good Friday) –
5:00 pm MRN (live); rebroadcast on ZIZ
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
25 Preachers Lord’s Day
25 6:00 pm Appreciation Service for Bro. Uriel Hensley and
Sis. Marilyn Bertie, Immanuel
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, APRIL 04, 2021 (FESTIVAL OF THE RESURRECTION)
1st Reading: Acts 10:34-43 or Exodus 15: 1-18
Canticle: Te Deum [VIP 556]
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
The Gospel: John 20:1-18 (or) Mark 16:1-8
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.