LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
EPWORTH/MAURICE HILLIER SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Parents and Guardians are asked to note that registration for the new Kindergarten class 2023 -2024 at the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School is open. The Registration fee is $100.00, Non-Refundable. A recent passport sized (half snap) picture, birth certificate or passport, an immunization/Clinic Record for the person being registered, parents’ Identification card, a job letter, proof of address and immigration status for non-nationals must be presented at the time of registration, which ends on 31st March, 2023.
2024 MCCA YOUTH ENCUENTRO APPLICATIONS
Application is now open for persons ages 15-25 years, who are desirous of attending the 2024 MCCA Youth Encuentro. This will be held in Nassau, Bahamas, Monday, 22July to Monday, 29 July 2024.
Application forms for acceptance as a delegate for the St. Kitts Circuit can be collected from the Circuit Office, from your Youth Leader, or Minister. All completed applications should be submitted to the Circuit Office, Seaton Street, for the attention of Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas on or before Friday, 31 March, 2023. Please note that applying does not confirm acceptance to be a delegate.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the St. Thomas/St. John Circuit.
SKCC LENTEN SERVICES
The St. Kitts Christian Council (SKCC) Midday Lenten Services continue on Wednesday, 22 March 2023, under the general theme "Journeying Through the Wilderness." The Services are being held at the Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Basseterre, from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. This week’s Service will be led by the Salvation Army Communion under the sub-theme “Expecting God’s Providence.” All are invited.
ZONAL LENTEN TEACHING SESSIONS
Please note that the Zonal Lenten Teaching Sessions will continue Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. as follows:
Zone 1 @ St. Johnston – “Why Families Cannot Let Go” with Rev. Joseph
Zone 2 @ Ebenezer - “When the Ordinary is Complicated”with Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas
Zone 3 @ Tabernacle - “When the Unexpected Occurs” with Rev. Mark Christmas
The general theme that guides us is “Building Family Life in Times of Conflict”. All are invited.
POSTPONEMENT – PRAISE BREAKFAST
The Youth and Young Adults Commission regrettably advises that the Praise Breakfast has been postponed until further notice.
UWI 75TH ANNIVERSARY INTERFAITH SERVICE
All current students, current and past staff members, and Alumni of the University of the West Indies (UWI) are invited to an Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Service to celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Tuesday, 28 March 2023 at the Wesley Methodist Church starting at 5:30 pm. The theme that guides the celebration is, “Rooted, Ready, Rising”.
“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:
Bro. Kevington Pemberton takes this opportunity to express thanks to God, the entire Methodist Community, and his family, among others, for the prayers, calls, visits, words of encouragement, provision of food, fruits, and snacks during his time of illness. “I am truly grateful for your outpouring of love and support.”
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 22 March 2023
Fifth Lord’s Day in the Penitential Season (Lent)
OT Reading: Ezekiel 37: 1-14
Responsive Reading: Psalm 130 [VIP 646]
Epistle: Romans 8: 6-11
The Gospel: John 11: 1-45
DO YOU KNOW
That prior to use of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), Passion Sunday and Palm Sunday were observed on separate Sundays?
DATES TO REMEMBER
22 12:10 pm SKCC Lenten Midday Service, Immaculate Conception (Catholic)
7:00 pm Zonal Lenten Teaching Sessions
30 5:00 pm EMHMJS Board Meeting, Wesley Church Hall
02 Lord’s Day before the Resurrection (Palm Sunday)
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, 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. The Harmony Christian Bookstore is open 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, 19 March, 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 Facebook pages and/or subscribe to the YouTube channels:
St. Johnston: Facebook (St. Johnston’s Methodist Church)
Wesley: Facebook and YouTube (Wesley Methodist Church – St. Kitts);
Immanuel: Facebook and YouTube (Immanuel Methodist Church St. Kitts)
Tabernacle: Facebook (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); Sis. Girda Warner (Immanuel); Rev. Rosalind Morgan (Montserrat);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for including Sisters Juliette Browne (St. Johnston) Icilma Hendrickson (Wesley), and Jessica Boddie (KGS) and Bro. Carlton Berridge (KGS):
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Michael Berkley, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters 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 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.