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) continue this Wednesday, 23 March, 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 Moravian Communion will lead this week’s Service, the sub-theme for which will be “Staying in 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 continue virtually this Wednesday, 23 March, 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 – Our Social Witness”. Sisters Corinne Small and Azilla Clarke will be the guest presenters. The link remains the same for all sessions. All are invited.
MCCA MEN IN PRAISE - VISION
Under the distinguished patronage of The Right Excellent and Right Honourable Dr. Sir Kennedy Alphonse Simmonds and Lady Simmonds, the MCCA Men’s Commission presents a Musical Hour of Classics re-imagined for all Generations, featuring Issa Kamal. The event takes place at the Wesley Methodist Church on Sunday, 27th March, 2022 at 5:30 pm sharp. Admission by tickets ($25.00) being sold at the Harmony Christian Book Store; Methodist Church Circuit Office; MCCA Men's Commission.
The Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School will be having a Bake Sale on Saturday, 26 March 2022 at the SOL Gas Station on Victoria Road, Basseterre. The Sale commences at 7:00am. See you there!
CIRCUIT ORGANIZATIONS AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE
The Circuit Organizations and Education Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 29th at 6 p.m. at the Immanuel Methodist Church Hall. All representatives from congregations and all Commission Chairpersons should be in attendance as very important issues will be discussed. The persons who should attend include:
One Minister or probationer appointed to the Circuit.
Two representatives from the Organizations and Education Committee of each congregation. (In the absence of the Congregational Organizations and Education committee, two representatives appointed by the Congregational Council.)
The Convenor or Chairperson of each Circuit Commission: Women's Commission, Men's Commission, Youth and Young Adults Commission
The General Superintendent of each Church School
A representative of the Board of Management of the Day School in the Circuit, being Epworth Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School
Not less than three and not more than twelve members appointed by the Circuit Council
Other resource personnel: A representative of the Methodist Media Team is invited to attend.
Please bring your personal copy of "The Constitution and Discipline of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas".
LOCALLY MADE JAMAICAN EASTER BUNS
Vision & Voices (Wesley) is once again having their “LOCALLY MADE JAMAICAN EASTER BUNS” sale at a cost of just $65.00 each. All orders must be placed by 01st April 2022. This can be done through any of its members. Proceeds are in aid of Missions.
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.
We extend congratulations to Sis. Ashley Franks of the Wesley Congregation on her being named the Runner-Up State’s Scholar 2021.
CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time including:
Sis. Veronica Phillip (Wesley) on the death of a brother, David Thomas (Canada);
Bro. Alwyn Thomas and Sis. Dr. Lavida Thomas-Richardson on the death of their father, Clifford Thomas;
The Thanksgiving Service for life of the late Nurse Margery Welsh will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 starting 2:00 pm;
The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Bro. Joseph Morson will be held on Thursday, 24 March 2022 at the St. Johnston Methodist Church starting at 2:00 pm;
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 27 MARCH 2022
Old Testament: Joshua 5: 9-12
Responsive Reading: Psalm 32 (VIP 587)
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
The Gospel: Luke 15:1-3. 11b-32
DO YOU KNOW…
That, in the primitive Church, Lent was used as the period of preparation of candidates for baptism, which was traditionally done on “Easter” night?
DATES TO REMEMBER
23 12:10 pm SKCC Lenten Midday Service, St. George’s Anglican
23 7:30 pm Lenten Teaching Session, via Zoom
24 5:00 pm EMHMJS Board Meeting, Wesley Church Hall
29 6:00 pm Circuit O & E, Immanuel Church Hall
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, 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. 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, 20 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 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.
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 Sisters Veronica Huggins (Hope), Louise Kelly (Wesley);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including, Mrs. Melissa Richardson (Teacher-Librarian, EMHMJS), Sisters Lorna Richards (Wesley), Daisy Herbert (Wesley), Agnes Fleming (Wesley), Kathuel Bergan (Tabernacle/Circuit Steward), 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 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 Sisters Viola Grant (St. Johnston) and 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.