The Bell Ringer – Easter, April 4, 2021

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

https://www.museumofprinting.org/

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.

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