The Bell Ringer – July 19, 2020

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.

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