The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday
HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
We pray that you will have a blessed Easter!
Church Calendar & Lectionary
This Season: Easter – 50 days concluding with Pentecost
(Apr 4 – May 23, 2021)
Color: White – for the glory of Christ’s resurrection
This Sunday: Easter Day – The Resurrection of Christ
Sun, Apr 11: 2nd Sunday of Easter – The Sunday of St Thomas
Lectionary: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Ps 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31
Hymns: 266 – Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain; 281 – I Know That My Redeemer Liveth-Glory, Hallelujah!; 427 –
Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands; 450 – So Send I You
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.
Monthly Prayer Focus for April
Local Church Focus: April – 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
Q. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.
Q. What is Christian Prayer?
A. Christian prayer is response to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Q. What prayer did Christ teach us?
A. Our Lord gave us the example of prayer known as the Lord’s Prayer.
Q. What are the principal kinds of prayer?
A. The principal kinds of prayer are adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation (or offering), intercession, and petition.
For Easter Sunday
Q. What is the great importance of Jesus’ suffering and death?
A. By his obedience, even to suffering and death, Jesus made the offering which we could not make; in him we are freed from the power of sin and reconciled to God.
Q. What is the significance of Jesus’ resurrection?
A. By his resurrection, Jesus overcame death and opened for us the way of eternal life.