The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, April 16, 2023
Easter II – Sunday of Saint Thomas
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Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, April 23, 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
Third Sunday of Easter, April 23
Lectionary: Acts 2:14a,36-41; Ps 116; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35
Hymns: 285 – Jesus, Lord, Redeemer; 275 – The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done; 106 – Father, Father of All Things
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
Lord’s Day Schedule for through Pentecost
Service – 10 am (Lord’s Supper observed on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)
Fellowship & Study – 11 am to 12 noon * Communion
Apr 23 Easter III May 14 Easter VI (Mother’s Day)
Apr 30 Easter IV–Good Shepherd May 21 Easter VII–Ascension Sunday
May 7 Easter V* May 28 Pentecost (Memorial Day Wkd)
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 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.