The Bell Ringer – April 19, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – April 19, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

 CHRIST IS RISEN!

 Announcement: WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER

at 7 pm via Zoom:  We will be having a fellowship, study, and prayer time on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. Further information will be provided soon.

 

COVID-19 Awareness:  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

This Sunday:    2nd Sunday of Easter – The Sunday of Saint Thomas

Sun, Apr 26:    3rd Sunday of Easter

Lectionary:     Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps 116:1-4,12-19; 1 Pet. 1:17-23; Lk. 24:13-35

Hymns:           267 – The Day of Resurrection; 106 – Father, Father of All

Things; 284 – This Joyful Eastertide

 

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 corporate worship?  In corporate worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear God’s Word, to offer prayer, and to celebrate the sacraments.

What are the sacraments?  The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.

What is grace?  Grace is God’s favor toward us, unearned and undeserved; by grace God forgives our sins, enlightens our minds, stirs our hearts, and strengthens our wills.

What are the two great sacraments of the Gospel?  The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.

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