LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
2023 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 Immanuel; Zone 3 at Tabernacle. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be administered.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Dominica Circuit.
“WHAT HAS HE DONE?” - SAVE THE DATE
The Women of Wesley (WoW) presents the traditional Good Friday Play on Friday, 7 April at the Wesley Methodist Church Hall starting at 7 pm. Come and witness a night of drama and music as we ponder the theme, “What Has He Done?”. Admission is only $20 and tickets are on sale from members of the group and the Harmony Christian Bookstore.
“HE HAS CONQUERED THE GRAVE” – SAVE THE DATE
The Wesley Youths On The Go is delighted to present its second Easter Concert under the theme “He Has Conquered The Grave”. The Concert will be held on Sunday, 9 April 2023 at 5:00 pm at the Wesley Methodist Church and will feature music, singing, dance and choral reading. The price is only $20 for adults and children under the age of twelve (12) will pay $5 at the door. Tickets are available from the Wesley Youths, Youth Advisers and at the Harmony Christian Book Store. Come and enjoy an evening filled with blessings as we celebrate Jesus’ victory over the grave.
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 Rev’d Dr. T. Anne Daniel (South C/bean/USA) including her husband, Sydney, and their two sons. Dr. Daniel served as the first female President of a District in the South Caribbean;
The family of the late Sis. Agatha Pemberton (Wesley);
The family of the late Sis. Gerda Warner (Immanuel) including her son, Shawn. The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Sis. Gerda will be held on Thursday, 13 April 2023 at the Immanuel 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 Methodist Communion is responsible for the week of 3-7 April 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, 09 April 2023
The Festival of the Resurrection (Easter)
First Reading: Acts 10:34–43
Canticle: Te Deum [VIP 556]
Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4
The Gospel: John 20: 1–18
DO YOU KNOW
That, the disuse of Old Testament Readings during the Great Fifty Days from The Festival of the Resurrection to Pentecost follows a liturgical tradition?
DATES TO REMEMBER
02 Lord’s Day before the Resurrection (Palm Sunday)
06 Holy/Maundy Thursday
07 The Commemoration of the Crucifixion (Good Friday)
09 Festival of the Resurrection
13 5:00 pm Circuit M & E, Sandy Point Church Hall
Please note that the Circuit Office will be closed on Good Friday but will be open Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 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 CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE
The Harmony Christian Bookstore supplies a variety of resource material to help in our spiritual walk. Please note that the Harmony Christian Bookstore will be closed on Good Friday.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Kindly note that the Service today, 02 April, 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 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.
LID WEBSITE: www.lidmethodist.org
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;
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); Rev. Rosalind Morgan (Montserrat);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for including Sister Icilma Hendrickson (Wesley):
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, Sheila Richardson, 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.