The Bell Ringer – The Lord’s Day, May 17, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – May 17, 2020 – 6th Sunday of Easter

 WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER at 7 pm via Zoom:  Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

Come join us! Check Facebook, phone or email for more information.

 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:    6th Sunday of Easter

This Thursday: Ascension Day – 40th Day of Easter when Christ Ascended

Lectionary:     Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

Sun, May 24:   7th Sunday of Easter – Ascension Sunday

Lectionary:     Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10,32-35; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11;

John 17:1-11

Hymns:           290 – Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise; 289 – A Hymn of Glory

Let Us Sing

Monthly Prayer Focus for May

Local Church Focus:  West Congregational Church – Chris Ziegler, 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 May

Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV) – 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

What is the Christian hope?  The Christian hope is to live with confidence in newness and fullness of life, and to await the coming of Christ in glory, and the completion of God’s purpose for the world.

What do we mean by the coming of Christ in glory?  By the coming of Christ in glory, we mean that Christ will come, not in weakness but in power, and will make all things new.

What do we mean by heaven and hell?  By heaven, we mean eternal life in our enjoyment of God; by hell, we mean eternal death in our rejection of God.

Why do we pray for the dead?  We pray for them, because we still hold them in our love, and because we trust that in God’s presence those who have chosen to serve him will grow in his love, until they see him as he is.

What do we mean by the last judgment?  We believe that Christ will come in glory and judge the living and the dead.

 

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