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.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2021
Considering present circumstances there will be no in person zonal services this year. However, members are encouraged to remember in prayer, throughout the day, the people of Vanuatu, especially the women and girls. The women of Vanuatu were responsible for writing the Service for this year under the theme, “Build a Strong Foundation” based on Matthew 7:24-27. Vanuatu was struck by a cyclone last year.
MCCA MEN’S WEEK OF ACTIVITIES
The St. Kitts Circuit Men’s Commission will be having a week of activities surrounding the observance of MCCA Men Lord’s Day (the last Sunday of each year in the month of February) under the theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities.” The activities continue as follows:
Sunday, 28th February- MCCA Men Lord’s Day: (Men leading worship in all eleven (11) congregations across the Circuit.)
A special offering towards men’s work in the District will be taken.
- Open Air Service- (All are invited)
Venue: Under the Bridge in Old Road
Time: 5:30 p.m.
(Parking in the Ebenezer Church yard)
Monday, 1st March- Visitation/Presentation
Wednesday, 3rd March- Men’s Health Talk
Venue: St. Johnston Methodist Church
Time: 7:00 p.m.-9:00p.m.
Friday, 5th March- World Day of Prayer- (All are encouraged to attend the Zonal World Day of Prayer service organized within their zone)
Saturday, 6th March- Health and Wellness Walk & Breakfast
Starting Point: K.G. Swanston Memorial Methodist Church Grounds, Dieppe Bay
Finishing Point: Immanuel Methodist Church Hall, Crab Hill, Sandy Point
Time: 6:00 a.m. sharp
Tickets for breakfast-$15.00 T-shirts-$15.00
N.B: All Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to. Kindly ensure to have your masksat each of the events you are attending.
CIRCUIT MCCA WOMEN’S COMMISSION MEETING
There will be a meeting of the MCCA Women Commission St. Kitts Circuit
on Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021at the Wesley Church Hall (Old Boy’s School), Seaton Street,Basseterre starting at 5:00 p.m.Each Women's Group (with a representation of two (2) members) and any
interested female member (18 years and older) of the congregation are invited.
Please note all Covid -19 protocols will be observed. Be reminded to
begin along your mask.
SKCC LENTEN SERVICES
The St. Kitts Christian Council (SKCC) Midday Lenten Services continue this coming Wednesday, 03 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 Methodist Communion will lead this week’s Service, the sub-theme for which will be "Take Up Your Cross." 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 session is Wednesday, 03 March, 2021 at 6:00 pm exploring the topic, “Managing Anger God’s Way” (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.
CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES
We extend condolences to the family of the late Llewellyn Pyke, including his mother, Sis Persephonie, and siblings, Patricia, Engelbert, Telbert and Sharmaine, of Immanuel.
We also extend condolences to the family of the late Bro. Collins Niles of Anguilla, including his son, Rev’d Dr. Jefferson Niles, and brother, Rev’d. Dr. H. Clifton Niles.
The Thanksgiving Service of the late Sis. Dorris Glasford will be held on Saturday, 6 March 2021 at the Davie United Methodist Church, Florida starting at 10:00 am.
The Thanksgiving Service of the late Bro. Burchell Crooke of Wesley will be held on Thursday, 11 March, 2021 at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton St, commencing at 2:00 pm. Viewing will begin at 1:00 pm.
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. 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 today, 28 February, 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. The Methodist Communion is responsible for this week, 1-5 March.
Let us continue to be vigilant regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.
DO YOU KNOW…
That, Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 will mark the 230th Anniversary of John Wesley’s death?
DATES TO REMEMBER
27 Feb – 6 Mar Men’s Week of Activities
28 MCCA Men Lord’s Day
3 12:15 pm SKCC Midday Lenten Service (ZIZ TV & MRN)
5 World Day of Prayer
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 07, 2021
1st Reading: Exodus 20:1-17
Responsive Reading: Psalm 19 [VIP 577]
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
The Gospel: John 2:13-22
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 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.