The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday
HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
Until further notice, we will not be meeting at the church building 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.
Church Calendar & Lectionary
Season: Easter – 50 days concluding with Pentecost (Apr 12 – May 31, 2020)
Color: White – for the glory of Christ’s resurrection
Sun, Apr 19: 2nd Sunday of Easter – The Sunday of St Thomas
Lectionary: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31
Hymns: 266 – Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain; 272 – O Sons and
Daughters, Let Us Sing; 427 – Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands; 450 – So Send I You
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 adoration? Adoration is the lifting up of the heart and mind to God, asking nothing but to enjoy God’s presence.
Why do we praise God? We praise God, not to obtain anything, but because God’s Being draws praise from us.
For what do we offer thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is offered to God for all the blessings of this life, for our redemption, and for whatever draws us closer to God.
What is penitence? In penitence, we confess our sins and make restitution where possible, with the intention to amend our lives.
What is prayer of oblation? Oblation is an offering of ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ, for the purposes of God.
What are intercession and petition? Intercession brings before God the needs of others; in petition, we present our own needs, that God’s will may be done.