The Bell Ringer – May 23, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – May 23, 2021 – PENTECOST

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: Pentecost

Sun, May 30:  Trinity Sunday – 1st Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

Hymns:           101 – Come, Thou Almighty King; 103 – Holy God, We Praise Your Name; 100 – Holy, Holy, Holy

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 do we mean by the resurrection of the body?

A.  We mean that God will raise us from death in the fullness of our being, that we may live with Christ in the communion of the saints.

Q.  What is the communion of saints?

A.  The communion of saints is the whole family of God, the living and the dead, those whom we love and those whom we hurt, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise.

Q.  What do we mean by everlasting life?

A.  By everlasting life, we mean a new existence, in which we are united with all the people of God, in the joy of fully knowing and loving God and each other.

Q.  What, then, is our assurance as Christians?

A.  Our assurance as Christians is that nothing, not even death, shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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