The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – May 30, 2021 – Trinity Sunday
On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember all those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America. We honor their memories and pray for their loved ones. We are grateful.
No Midweek Meeting This Wednesday
Next Midweek Meeting for Prayer – Wednesday, June 9 at 7 pm on Zoom
Church Calendar & Lectionary
Season: Ordinary Time after Pentecost – from the day after
Pentecost until Advent (May 24 – November 27, 2021)
Color: Green – for the growth of God’s Kingdom
This Sunday: Trinity Sunday
Color: White – for the glory of the Holy Trinity
Sun, June 6: Proper 5 – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Lectionary: Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35
Hymns: 108 – Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right; 618 – His Eye Is on the Sparrow; 72 – Amid the Fears That Oppress Our Day
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 are we by nature?
A. We are part of God’s creation, made in the image of God.
Q. What does it mean to be created in the image of God?
A. It means that we are free to make choices: to love, to create, to reason, and to live in harmony with creation and with God.
Q. Why then do we live apart from God and out of harmony with creation?
A. From the beginning, human beings have misused their freedom and made wrong choices.