The Bell Ringer – March 21, 2021

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          National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (; Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief –

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA –

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.

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