The Bell Ringer – June 28, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – The Lord’s Day, June 28, 2020

In Memory of Victoria Bradley (Feb. 11, 1925 – June 22, 2020)

Our dear Vicki passed from this earthly life into God’s heavenly presence on Monday, June 22 at 6:30 pm. We will miss her so much. On Monday, June 29 at 10 am, we will have a committal service at Elmwood Cemetery in Bradford. All are welcome. (COVID social distancing measures will be taken.)

A Dedication to Lina Doucette – One Year Anniversary of Death

Lina Doucette died one year ago on June 26. Lina was the mother of our Gloria Coleman and Ed Doucette. Also, Lina and her husband were married on June 27, 1947. Gloria has asked that we dedicate today’s service to the memory of Lina.

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’re able to attend, 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:   4th Sunday after Pentecost

 Sun, Jul 5:       5th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Zech. 9:9-12; Ps 145:8-14; Rom. 7:15-25a; Matt. 11:16-19,25-30

Hymns:           713 – Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer; 425 – Bread of

the World in Mercy Broken; 170 – Fairest Lord Jesus

Monthly Prayer Focus for June

Local Church Focus:  Congregational Church of West Newbury – Manny Cumplido, newly called 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

What response did God require from the chosen people? God required the chosen people to be faithful; to love justice, to do mercy, and to walk humbly with their God.

Where is this Old Covenant to be found? The covenant with the Hebrew people is to be found in the books which we call the Old Testament.

Where in the Old Testament is God’s will for us shown most clearly? God’s will for us is shown most clearly in the Ten Commandments.

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