The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, May 21, 2023
Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, May 28, 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
Pentecost, May 28
Lectionary: Acts 2:1-21; Ps 104:24-35; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 7:37-39
Hymns: 332 – Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove; 341 – O Breath of Life, Come Sweeping Through Us; 334, v1 – Breathe on Me, Breath of God (Response); Spirit Song
Monthly Prayer Focus for May
Local Church Focus: West Congregational Church (CCCC), Haverhill – Chris Ziegler, pastor
Missions Focus: CCCC’s World Relief and CCCC’s Micronesia
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
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 – email@example.com
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Lord’s Day Schedule – Memorial Day through Labor Day
Service – 10 am (Lord’s Supper observed on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)
Fellowship & Study – 11 am to 12 noon * Communion
May 28 Pentecost (Memorial Day Wkd) Jul 23 8 Pentecost
Jun 4 Trinity Sunday* Jul 30 9 Pentecost
Jun 11 2 Pentecost (Children’s Day) Aug 6 10 Pentecost*
Jun 18 3 Pentecost* (Father’s Day) Aug 13 11 Pentecost
Jun 25 4 Pentecost Aug 20 12 Pentecost*
Jul 2 5 Pentecost* (before Indep. Day) Aug 27 13 Pentecost
Jul 9 6 Pentecost Sep 3 14 Pentecost* (Labor Day Wkd)
Jul 16 7 Pentecost*
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.
Weekly Catechism: Outline of the Faith
Q. What is the Christian hope?
A. The Christian hope is to live with confidence in newness and fullness of life, and to await the coming of Christ in glory, and the completion of God’s purpose for the world.
Q. What do we mean by the coming of Christ in glory?
A. By the coming of Christ in glory, we mean that Christ will come, not in weakness but in power, and will make all things new.
Q. What do we mean by heaven and hell?
A. By heaven, we mean eternal life in our enjoyment of God; by hell, we mean eternal death in our rejection of God.
Q. What do we mean by the last judgment?
A. We believe that Christ will come in glory and judge the living and the dead.