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May 1, 2022 – Third Sunday of Easter
Midweek Meeting for Prayer – Tuesday or Wednesday at 7 pm
We meet weekly for prayer, in person and on Zoom. You are invited!
Tue, May 3 Wed, May 25
Tue, May 10 Wed, June 8
“Grapes on the Vine” Christian Fellowship and Education
We are studying the third section of David Teague’s Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries.
Lord’s Day Schedule through Pentecost
Service – 10 am; Christian Fellowship and Education – 11 am
Holy Communion celebrated every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
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May 8 Christ the Good Shepherd Sunday (Mother’s Day)
May 15 5th Sunday of Easter with the Lord’s Supper
May 22 6th Sunday of Easter
May 29 Ascension of Christ Sunday (Memorial Day weekend)
June 5 Pentecost with the Lord’s Supper
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: Third Sunday of Easter
Sun, May 8: Christ the Good Shepherd Sunday (Mother’s Day)
Lectionary: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30
Hymns: 184 – The King of Love My Shepherd Is; 494 – Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive; 288 – Jesus Christ Has Triumphed Now; RH – Faith of Our Mothers; 87 – The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want; 533 – I Am Thine, O Lord, I Have Heard Thy Voice
Monthly Prayer Focus for May
Local Church Focus: West Congregational Church – Chris Ziegler, pastor
Missions Focus: CCCC – Micronesia and 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 Holy Eucharist?
A. The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection, until his coming again.
Q. Why is the Eucharist called a sacrifice?
A. Because the Eucharist, the Church’s sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, is the way by which the sacrifice of Christ is made present, and in which he unites us to his one offering of himself.
Q. By what other names is this service known?
A. The Holy Eucharist is called the Lord’s Supper, and Holy Communion; it is also known as the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, and the Great Offering.
Q. What is the outward and visible sign in the Eucharist?
A. The outward and visible sign in the Eucharist is bread and wine, given and received according to Christ’s command.
Q. What is the inward and spiritual grace given in the Eucharist?
A. The inward and spiritual grace in the Holy Communion is the Body and Blood of Christ given to his people and received by faith.
Q. What are the benefits which we receive in the Lord’s Supper?
A. The benefits we receive are the forgiveness of our sins, the strengthening of our union with Christ and one another, and the foretaste of the heavenly banquet which is our nourishment in eternal life.
Q. What is required of us when we come to the Lord’s Supper?
A. It is required that we should examine our lives, repent of our sins, and be in love and charity with all people.