The Bell Ringer – May 31, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – May 31, 2020 – PENTECOST

 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:   Pentecost Sunday

Color:              Red – for the tongues of fire brought by the Holy Spirit

 Sun, Jun 7:      Trinity Sunday

Color:              White – for the glory of the Holy Trinity

Lectionary:     Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20

Hymns:           101 – Come, Thou Almighty King; 103 – Holy God, We Praise Your Name;

100 – Holy, Holy, Holy

 

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 are we by nature?  We are part of God’s creation, made in the image of God.

What does it mean to be created in the image of God?  It means that we are free to make choices: to love, to create, to reason, and to live in harmony with creation and with God.

Why then do we live apart from God and out of harmony with creation?  From the beginning, human beings have misused their freedom and made wrong choices.

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