The Bell Ringer – March 22, 2020 – Lent IV

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – March 22, 2020 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

 COVID-19 Awareness – Until further notice, we will not be meeting for services or gatherings of any kind. If you can, please join us at our web site or on Facebook. We will be livestreaming services at 10 am. There are also other good livestreaming options by Park Street Church and other local churches.

Church Calendar & Lectionary

Season:            Lent – 40 days and 6 Sundays prior to Easter (Feb 26-Apr 11, 2020)

Color:              Purple – for repentance

Today:            Fourth Sunday in Lent

Sun, Mar 29:   Fifth Sunday in Lent

Lectionary:     Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45

Hymns:           263 – Lift High the Cross; 264 – Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

 

Monthly Prayer Focus for March

Local Church Focus:  Sacred Hearts Parish, Bradford – Fr Delaney, pastor

Missions Focus:  Community Meals and Somebody Cares New England

Community Resources – Food, Clothing, Shelter, & Other Help www.communityactioninc.org/phocadownload/resource_guide_english_october_2017.pdf          National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (interserveusa.com); Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (http://www.egc.org/refugee)

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief – worldrelief.org

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA – opendoorsusa.org

 

Monthly Scripture Memory for March

Romans 5:6-8 (ESV) – 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Q. What is the mission of the Church.

A. The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

Q. How does the Church pursue its mission?

A.The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love.

Q. Through whom does the Church carry out its mission?

A. The church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.

Q. Who are the ministers of the Church?

A. The ministers of the Church are lay persons, deacons, and pastors.

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