LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
SKCC LENTEN SERVICES
The St. Kitts Christian Council (SKCC) Midday Lenten Services (in person) concludes this Wednesday, 06 April 2022, under the general theme "Returning to Our First Love." The Services are being held at the Pro-Cathedral of St. George, Basseterre, from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. The Anglican Communion will lead this week’s Service, the sub-theme for which will be “Surrendering to Love.” Please note that masks must be worn to the services and sanitisation of hands will take place. Please cooperate with the Ushers as you are escorted/directed to your seat. All are invited.
LENTEN TEACHING SESSIONS
Lenten Teaching Sessions concludes this Wednesday, 06 April, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. under the general theme, “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities.” The sub-theme for this week is, “Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities – What’s Next?” Brother Andrew St. Hilaire (B.V.I) will be the guest presenter. The link remains the same. All are invited.
CIRCUIT RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Circuit Resources and Development Committee will meet on Thursday, 07 April 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at the Wesley Methodist Church Hall. The Committee comprises of:
The ministers and probationers appointed to the Circuit.
The Circuit Stewards and the Circuit Accountant
One Congregational Steward from each Congregation
One representative from the R and D Committee of each Congregation.
Not less than three and not more than twelve other members appointed by the Circuit Council.
JOINT MEETING OF CIRCUIT PASTORAL/CIRCUIT COUNCIL
A joint meeting of the Circuit Pastoral/Circuit Council will be held on Sunday, 10 April 2022 at the Wesley Methodist Church starting at 4:30 pm.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
2022 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 St. Johnston; Zone 2 at Ebenezer; Zone 3 at K.G. Swanston. Services will include the observance of a Love Feast.
All Services begin at 7:00 pm.
Good Friday Services will be held in congregations according to the Preachers’ Plan.
MUSICAL - “CELEBRATE THE RISEN CHRIST”
The Wesley Youths on the Go presents an evening of dance, instrumental music and singing with a featured musical entitled "Celebrate the Risen Christ" on Easter Sunday, 17 April 2022 at 5:00 pm at the Wesley Methodist Church. The price is only $20 for Adults and $5 for children under the age of 18. Tickets are available from the Wesley Youths and Youth Advisers and at the Christian Harmony Book Store. Come and be blessed, as we celebrate the Risen Christ.
The St. Paul’s Methodist Church will be hosting an Island-wide Bike-a-thon on Monday, 18 April 2022 starting at 7:00 am. The route starts from St. Paul’s Primary School going west and ends at the Frigate Bay Lawn. Bring your Bike!
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 AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time:
The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Sis. P. Lucinda “Finney” Caines will be held at the St. Johnston Methodist Church on Friday, 8 April 2022 starting at 2:00 pm.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 10 APRIL 2022
Liturgy of the Palms
Responsive Reading: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (VIP 635)
The Gospel: John 12:1-8
Liturgy of the Passion
Old Testament: Isaiah 50:4-9a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 31:9-16 (VIP 586)
Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11
The Gospel: Luke 22:14-56 or Luke 23:1-49
DO YOU KNOW…
That, many people see suffering as negative and bad, but, because of Christ’s suffering and death, Christians see positive value in suffering?
DATES TO REMEMBER
04 7:00 pm Circuit Preachers Meeting, St. Johnston
06 12:10 pm SKCC Lenten Midday Service, St. George’s Anglican
06 7:30 pm Lenten Teaching Session, via Zoom
07 5:00 pm Circuit R & D, Wesley Church Hall
10 4:30 pm Circuit Pastoral/Circuit Council, Wesley
10 Lord’s Day before the Resurrection (Palm Sunday)
14 Holy/Maundy Thursday
15 The Commemoration of the Crucifixion (Good Friday)
17 Festival of the Resurrection
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 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. The Office Staff takes the opportunity to extend to all the best for 2022.
HARMONY CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE
The Harmony Christian Bookstore has a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature and is opened daily, 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, 03 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 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.
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 challenges of 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 Sister Louise Kelly (Wesley);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including, Mrs. Melissa Richardson (Teacher-Librarian, EMHMJS), Sisters Viola Grant (St. Johnston) Agnes Fleming (Wesley), and Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit];
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Dudley Tyson, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Humie Lawrence, Jane Hickson, Patricia Ottley, Joycelyn Woodley, Sharon Pemberton, Helen Aponte, Beverly Phillip, Evelyn Phillip, Lilian Jones, Jacqueline Browne, Mildred Browne, and Yvonne Matthew].
those in nursing homes: [including Sisters Elsie Paul, Marlene Liburd, Sheila Richardson, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Esther Jeffers, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, and Hugo Mullix];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sister 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.