The Bell Ringer – April 10, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Evening Service, 6pm Tonight at Market Street Baptist Church in Amesbury

HOLY WEEK and EASTER SERVICES

Palm Sunday, April 10          Christ’s Triumphal Entry & Passion, 10 am

                                                Evening Service, 6 pm in Amesbury

Maundy Thursday, Apr 14    Christ’s New Commandment, 7 pm

Good Friday, Apr 15             Prayer Vigil, Noon to 3 pm

Christ’s Death & Burial, 7 pm

Easter Sunday, Apr 17           Christ’s Resurrection, 10 am

Thanks to all who donated money, candy, time, and effort to make the Easter Egg Hunt a fantastic success!

Midweek Meeting for Prayer – Tue or Wed at 7 pm

We meet weekly for prayer, in person and on Zoom. You are invited!

Wed, Apr 27               Tue, May 10               Wed, May 25

Tue, May 3                 Wed, May 18              Wed, Jun 8

“Grapes on the Vine” Christian Fellowship and Education

We will begin studying the third section of David Teague’s Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries beginning on Sunday, April 24.

Lord’s Day Schedule

Service – 10 am; Christian Fellowship and Education – 11 am

Holy Communion celebrated every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month

Facebook Live Simulcast at 10 am on 1st Sunday of the month

Facebook Live Online Service at 8 am except on 1st Sunday of the month

New Church Email:  wardhillchurch@gmail.com

Church Calendar & Lectionary

Season:           Lent – 40 days of fasting and 6 Lord’s Days

before Easter Sunday (March 2 – April 16, 2022)

Color:              Purple – for repentance

This Sunday: Palm Sunday; Sixth Sunday in Lent

Thu, Apr 14:  Maundy Thursday – The New Commandment

Lectionary:     Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-2,12-19;

                        1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17,31b-35

Hymns:           420 – At the Lamb’s High Feast We Wing; 595 – Let Your Heart Be Broken; 422 – ’Twas on That Night When Doomed to Know; 431 – A Parting Hymn We Sing

Fri, Apr 15:   Good Friday – The Death and Burial of Christ

Lectionary:     Isa. 52:13-53:12; Ps 22; Heb. 10:16-25; Luke 22:14-23:56

Hymns:           262 – O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile; 244 – He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions; 259 – Hark! the Voice of Love and Mercy; 247 – O Sacred Head, Now Wounded; 255 – O Jesus, We Adore Thee

Sun, Apr 17:  Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of Christ

Lectionary:     Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12

Hymns:           277 – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; 276 – Up from the Grave He Arose; Red Hymnal – He Lives

Monthly Prayer Focus for April

Local Church Focus:  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 adoration?

A.  Adoration is the lifting up of the heart and mind to God, asking nothing but to enjoy God’s presence.

Q.  Why do we praise God?

A.  We praise God, not to obtain anything, but because God’s Being draws praise from us.

Q.  For what do we offer thanksgiving?

A.  Thanksgiving is offered to God for all the blessings of this life, for our redemption, and for whatever draws us closer to God.

Q.  What is penitence?

A.  In penitence, we confess our sins and make restitution where possible, with the intention to amend our lives.

Q.  What is prayer of oblation?

A.  Oblation is an offering of ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ, for the purposes of God.

Q.  What are intercession and petition?

A.  Intercession brings before God the needs of others; in petition, we present our own needs, that God’s will may be done.

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