The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, April 2, 2023 – Palm Sunday
Annual Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt – THIS Saturday, 11 am
We could use you help! If you can donate candy or money for candy, it would be greatly appreciated. If you’re free, we would also love to have you there at the event.
Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday, April 6th at 7 pm – Service of the New Commandment
Lectionary: Exo. 12:1-14; Ps 116:1-2,12-19; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-17, 31b-35
Hymns: 420–At the Lamb’s High Feast; 595–Let Your Heart Be Broken; 422–’Twas on That Night When Doomed to Know; 431–A Parting Hymn We Sing
Good Friday, April 7th at 7 pm – Service of Christ’s Death and Burial
Lectionary: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Ps 22; Hebrews 4:14-46; 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42
Hymns: 262–O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile; 79 – My God, My God, O Why Have Your Forsaken Me; 247 – O Sacred Head, Now Wounded; 244 – He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions
Holy Saturday–No Service
Lectionary: Lam. 3:1-9,19-24; Ps 31:1-4,15-16; 1 Peter 4:1-8; Mt 27:57-66
VISITORS – Thank you for joining us. We very much appreciate your presence, and we hope you feel at home with us. If you have any questions, please ask. We hope to see you again soon. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, April 9, 2023
Season: Eastertide–50 days from Easter Day to Pentecost (Apr 9–May 28, 2023)
Color: White – for the glory of Christ’s resurrection life
Easter Sunday, Sunday of Christ’s Resurrection, April 9
Lectionary: Acts 10:34-43; Ps 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; Matt. 28:1-10
Hymns: 277 – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; 276 – Up from the Grave He Arose; Red Hymnal – He Lives
Lord’s Day Schedule for the April
Service – 10 am (Lord’s Supper observed on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)
Fellowship & Study – 11 am to 12 noon * Communion
Apr 9 Easter – Resurrection of Christ Apr 23 Easter III
Apr 16 Easter II* Apr 30 Easter IV – Good Shepherd
Monthly Prayer Focus for April
Local Church Focus: April – 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 or 988
Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (interserveusa.com); Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (www.egc.org/refugee)
Global Crisis Help: World Relief – worldrelief.org
Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA –opendoorsusa.org
Pray for Turkey and Syria – worldrelief.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.”
Weekly Catechism: Outline of the Faith
Q. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.
Q. What is Christian Prayer?
A. Christian prayer is response to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Q. What prayer did Christ teach us?
A. Our Lord gave us the example of prayer known as the Lord’s Prayer.
Q. What are the principal kinds of prayer?
A. The principal kinds of prayer are adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation, intercession, and petition.