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.