The Bell Ringer – June 7, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – June 7, 2020 – Trinity Sunday

 Service Outdoors This Evening – In addition to the morning online service, we will have a short outdoor service at 6 pm on the church lawn. We want to begin the process of in-person services, but we will do so cautiously, in accordance with state guidelines, and with the highest regard for everyone’s safety. Of course, we completely understand if you are not comfortable attending in-person services at this time.

If you are able to come to the outdoor service, please keep these things in mind:

  1. Keep a minimum 6-ft social distance with everyone who is not of our household.
  2. Masks are optional because the service is outdoors, but this makes the social distance requirement of 6-ft all the more important.
  3. Bring your own chair — we will, however, provide you with a chair if you are unable or forget to do so.
  4. Bring your own hymnal — we will, however, give you a hymnal to use if needed.
  5. When we sing, spread out from others more than 10-ft and try not to sing in the direction of anyone.
  6. We will have the church bathroom open for emergencies but try not to use it if at all possible (the service will be relatively short).

Note on weather:  The most recent weather forecast for Sunday at 6 pm is partly cloudy and 66. However, some showers are forecast for earlier in the afternoon. If the weather turns out to be unfavorable, we may have to cancel at a moment’s notice. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Email:   Call or text:  978-489-9941


WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER at 7 pm via Zoom:  Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

Come join us! Check Facebook, phone or email for more information.


Church Calendar & Lectionary

Season:            Ordinary Time after Pentecost – from the day after Pentecost

until Advent (June 1 – November 28, 2020)

Color:              Green – for Christian growth and expansion of God’s Kingdom

This Sunday:   Trinity Sunday

Color:              White – for the glory of the Holy Trinity

 Sun, Jun 14:    2nd Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Exodus 19:2-8a; Ps 100; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:23

Hymns:           599 – Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us; 189 – Jesus Loves Me;

325 – When He Cometh, When He Cometh (Precious Jewels)


Monthly Prayer Focus for June

Local Church Focus:  Congregational Church of West Newbury

Missions Focus:  Gideons International

Community Resources – Food, Clothing, Shelter, & Other Help          National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

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

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief –

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA –


Monthly Scripture Memory for June

Psalm 119:11,105 (ESV) – 11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Proverbs 3: 5,6 (ESV) – 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Why do we not use our freedom as we should?  Because we rebel against God, and we put ourselves in the place of God.

What help is there for us?   Our help is in God.

How did God first help us?  God first helped us by revealing himself and his will, through nature and history, through many seers and saints, and especially the prophets of Israel.


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