The Bell Ringer – April 17, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday

HAPPY EASTER!  CHRIST IS RISEN!

We pray that you will have a blessed Easter!

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:            Eastertide – 50 days of from Easter Sunday to Pentecost (April 17 – June 5, 2022)

Color:              White – for the glory of Christ’s resurrection life

This Sunday:  Easter Day – 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

Sun, Apr 24:  Second Sunday of Easter

Lectionary:     Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 150: Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31

Hymns:           266 – Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain; 272 – O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing; 450 – So Send I You; 267 – The Day of Resurrection; 287 – Morning Sun

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 corporate worship?

A.  In corporate worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear God’s Word, to offer prayer, and to celebrate the sacraments.

Q.  What are the sacraments?

A.  The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.

Q.  What is grace?

A.  Grace is God’s favor toward us, unearned and undeserved; by grace God forgives our sins, enlightens our minds, stirs our hearts, and strengthens our wills.

Q.  What are the two great sacraments of the Gospel?

A.  The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.

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