Bell Ringer for Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday

 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:            Palm Sunday

Holy Week:     Monday in Holy Week

Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11

                        Tuesday in Holy Week

Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 71:1-14; 1 Cor. 1:18-31; John 12:20-36

                        Wednesday in Holy Week – “Spy Wednesday”

                        Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:21-32

                        Maundy Thursday Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-2,12-19;

      1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Ps 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42

                        Holy Saturday Job 14:1-14 or Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24;

 Ps 31:1-4,15-16; 1 Peter 4:1-8; John 19:38-42

 

Next Season:   Easter – 50 days concluding with Pentecost (Apr 12 – May 31, 2020)

Color:              White – for the glory of Christ’s resurrection

 Sun, Apr 12:    Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of Christ

Lectionary:     Easter Vigil     Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26

                        Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 & Psalm 46

Genesis 22:1-18 and Psalm 16

Exodus 14:10-31; 15:1-21

Isaiah 55:1-11 and Isaiah 12:2-6

Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 and Psalm 19

Ezekiel 36:24-28 and Psalm 42, 43

Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Psalm 143

Zephaniah 3:14-20 and Psalm 98

Romans 6:3-11 and Psalm 114

Matthew 28:1-10

Easter Day        Jeremiah 31:1-6 or Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24;

Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 28:1-10 or John 20:1-18

Easter Evening Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 114; 1 Cor. 5:6b-8; Luke 24:13-49

Hymns:           277 – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; 276 – Up from the Grave

He Arose; Red Hymnal – He Lives

 Monthly Prayer Focus for April

Local Church Focus:  Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe, Ward Hill – Fr Vart Gyozalyan, pastor

Missions Focus:  Barnabas Ministries

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 April

Romans 10:9-13 (ESV) – 9 Because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

What is prayer? Prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.

What is Christian Prayer? Christian prayer is response to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

What prayer did Christ teach us? Our Lord gave us the example of prayer known as the Lord’s Prayer.

What are the principal kinds of prayer? The principal kinds of prayer are adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation (or offering), intercession, and petition.

 

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