The Bell Ringer – June 21, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – June 21, 2020 – Father’s Day

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!  We appreciate all of you fathers and what you mean to your families. God bless you, strengthen and encourage you!

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).

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Email: alex.burgess.4@gmail.com   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:   3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Jun 28:    4th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Jer. 28:5-9; Ps 89:1-4a,15-18; Rom. 6:12-23; Matt. 10:40-42

Hymns:           2 – O Worship the King; 585 – Take My Life, and Let It Be

 

Monthly Prayer Focus for June

Local Church Focus:  Congregational Church of West Newbury – Manny Cumplido, new pastor

Missions Focus:  Gideons International

Community Resources – Food, Clothing, Shelter, & Other Help www.communityactioninc.org/phocadownload/resource_guide_english_october_2017.pdf          National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (interserveusa.com); Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (http://www.egc.org/refugee)

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief – worldrelief.org

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA – opendoorsusa.org

 

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

How was this revelation handed down to us?  This revelation was handed down to us through a community created by a covenant with God.

What is meant by a covenant with God?  A covenant is a relationship initiated by God, to which a body of people responds in faith.

What is the Old Covenant?  The Old Covenant is the one given by God to the Hebrew people.

What did God promise them?  God promised that they would be his people to bring all the nations of the world to him.

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