The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – March 21, 2021 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
Bible Display at the Museum of Printing in Haverhill
Address: 15 Thornton Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01832
Many historic Bibles are on display in March and April, including the original 1663 printing of John Eliot’s translation of the Old and New Testaments into the indigenous Massachusett language. The museum is open on Saturdays from 10 to 4 or by special appointment.
Wednesdays on Zoom at 7 pm
Mar 24 Lenten Study and Prayer – Colossians 4
Church Calendar & Lectionary
This Season: Lent – 40 days and 6 Sundays prior to Easter (Feb 17-Apr 3, 2021)
Color: Purple – for repentance
This Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sun, Mar 28: Palm Sunday – Sixth Sunday in Lent
Lectionary: Liturgy of the Palms – Psalm 118:1-2,19-29; Mark 11:1-11
Liturgy of the Passion – Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16;
Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 15:1-39 or Mark 14:1-15:47
Hymns: I Will Enter His Gates; 235 – All Glory, Laud, and Honor; 182 – My Song Is Love Unknown
Holy Week Easter Week
Mar 28 Palm Sunday Apr 4 Easter Sunday
Mar 29 Monday in Holy Week Apr 5 Easter Monday
Mar 30 Tuesday in Holy Week Apr 6 Easter Tuesday
Mar 31 Spy Wednesday Apr 7 Easter Wednesday
Apr 1 Maundy Thursday Apr 8 Easter Thursday
Apr 2 Good Friday Apr 9 Easter Friday
Apr 3 Holy Saturday Apr 10 Easter Saturday
Monthly Prayer Focus for March
Local Church Focus: Sacred Hearts Parish, Bradford – Fr John Delaney, pastor
Missions Focus: Community Meals and Somebody Cares New England
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 March
Romans 5:6-8 (ESV) – For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Catechism: An Outline of the Faith
Q. What is the mission of the Church?
A. The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
Q. How does the Church pursue its mission?
A. The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love.
Q. Through whom does the Church carry out its mission?
A. The church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.
73 Q. Who are the ministers of the Church?
A. The ministers of the Church are lay persons, deacons, and pastors.