The Bell Ringer – May 21, 2023

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          National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255 or 988

Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (; Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief –

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA –

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 –

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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 CatechismOutline 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.


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