The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – July 19, 2020
DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT, The Outdoor Service This Evening is CANCELED
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: 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Sun, Jul 26: 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Lectionary: 1 Kings 3:5-12; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew. 13:31-33, 44-52
Hymns: 75 – O Father You Are Sovereign; 44 – How Great Thou Art
Monthly Prayer Focus for July
Local Church Focus: First Congregational Church, Boxford – Andrew James, pastor
Missions Focus: Partners in Development, Haiti and Guatemala
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 July
Matthew 7:12 (ESV) – “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
Luke 10:27 (ESV) – And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Catechism: An Outline of the Faith
What is sin? Sin is the seeking of our own will instead of the will of God, thus distorting our relationship with God, with other people, and with all creation.
How does sin have power over us? Sin has power over us because we lose our liberty when our relationship with God is distorted.
What is redemption? Redemption is the act of God which sets us free from the power of evil, sin, and death.
How did God prepare us for redemption? God sent the prophets to call us back to himself, to show us our need for redemption, and to announce the coming of the Messiah.