The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – May 9, 2021 – Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks to all mothers or all who have been like mothers. We really appreciate you. May God bless you al!
Midweek Meeting for Prayer on Ascension THURSDAY, May 13, 7 pm on Zoom
Ascensiontide Season of Prayer, 10 Days from May 13 to 22: We humbly beseech you to commit yourself to one hour of prayer each day, asking the Holy Spirit to renew the church and reconcile the world.
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: 6th Sunday of Easter (Mother’s Day)
Sun, May 16: 7th Sunday of Easter – Ascension Sunday
Lectionary: Acts 1:15-17,21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19
Hymns: 290 – Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise; 287 – Morning Sun; 289 – A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing
Monthly Prayer Focus for May
Local Church Focus: West Congregational Church – Chris Ziegler, pastor
Missions Focus: CCCC World Relief
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
Q. What is Ordination?
A. Ordination is the rite in which God gives authority and the grace of the Holy Spirit to those being made Ministers of Word and Sacrament, through prayer and the laying on of hands by the congregation and other ordained ministers.
Q. What is Holy Matrimony?
A. Holy Matrimony is Christian marriage, in which the woman and man enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.
Q. What is Anointing of the Sick?
A. Anointing of the Sick, or Unction, is the rite of anointing the sick with oil, or the laying on of hands, by which God’s grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, and body.
Q. Is God’s activity limited to these sacraments and other ordinances?
A. God does not limit himself to these rites; they are patterns of countless ways by which God uses material things to reach out to us.
Q. How are the sacraments and other ordinances related to our Christian hope?
A. Sacraments and other ordinances sustain our present hope and anticipate its future fulfillment.