The Bell Ringer – May 22, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

May 22, 2022 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Midweek Meeting for Prayer – Wednesday at 7 pm

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

Wed, May 25              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 Labor Day Weekend

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

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

New Church Email:  wardhillchurch@gmail.com

May 29             Ascension of Christ Sunday (Memorial Day weekend)

June 5               Pentecost with the Lord’s Supper

June 12             Trinity Sunday (Children’s Day)

June 19             2 Pentecost (Father’s Day) with the Lord’s Supper

June 26             3 Pentecost

July 3               4 Pentecost with the Lord’s Supper (Independence Day wknd)

July 10             5 Pentecost

July 17             6 Pentecost with the Lord’s Supper

July 24             7 Pentecost

July 31             8 Pentecost

August 7           9 Pentecost with the Lord’s Supper

August 14         10 Pentecost

August 21         11 Pentecost with the Lord’s Supper

August 28         12 Pentecost

September 4      13 Pentecost with the Lord’s Supper (Labor Day weekend)

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: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sun, May 29: Ascension Sunday – Seventh Sunday of Easter

Lectionary:     Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-21;

John 17:20-26

Hymns:           290 – Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise; 289 – A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing; 287 – Morning Sun

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 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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