The Bell Ringer – May 16, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – May 16, 2021

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.

Midweek Meeting for Prayer – Wed., May 26, 7 pm on Zoom

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: 7th Sunday of Easter – Ascension Sunday

Sun, May 23:  Pentecost

Lectionary:     Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:24-35; Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Hymns:           332 – Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove; 341 – O Breath of Life, Come Sweeping Through Us; 334 – Breathe on Me, Breath of God

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 the Christian hope?

A.  The Christian hope is to live with confidence in newness and fullness of life, and to await the coming of Christ in glory, and the completion of God’s purpose for the world.

Q.  What do we mean by the coming of Christ in glory?

A.  By the coming of Christ in glory, we mean that Christ will come, not in weakness but in power, and will make all things new.

Q.  What do we mean by heaven and hell?

A.  By heaven, we mean eternal life in our enjoyment of God; by hell, we mean eternal death in our rejection of God.

Q.  What do we mean by the last judgment?

A.  We believe that Christ will come in glory and judge the living and the dead.

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