The Bell Ringer – August 9, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – August 9, 2020

 No Outdoor Service This Evening

Pastor Alex and family will be away. Weather permitting and, we will resume the outdoor evening service next Sunday, August 16.

  

NO MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK – We will resume on Wednesday, August 19

 

Message from Our Missionaries Josh and Janelle Frederico

Dear Friends and Family,

We rarely hear good news nowadays, but God is on the move across the world and in the Middle East. He is drawing men and women to himself!

We are excited to share with you! Join us on ZOOM! We are planning 6 ZOOM calls to connect and update. Hopefully at least one of the times can work for you!

  • ZOOM calls #1 and #2: Tuesday, August 11 @6:00pm EST and @8:00pm EST
  • ZOOM calls #3 and #4: Wednesday, August 12 @6:00pm EST and @8:00pm EST
  • ZOOM calls #5 and #6: Thursday, August 13 @6:00pm EST and @8:00pm EST
ZOOM ID: 944 6299 6727
Password: Baklava

 

Move Online Service to 8:30 AM?  Let us know what you think!

As we consider the eventual return to 10 am in-person service (most likely outdoors, at first), we would like to keep the format of the online service as it is for the foreseeable future. To do that, however, we would need to change the time. Is 8:30 too early for the Sunday online service? Let us know what you think (contact by phone, email, or Facebook). Thank you!

 

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:   10th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Aug 16:   11th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Isaiah 56:1,6-8; Ps 67; Romans 11:1-2a,29-32; Matt. 15:10-28

Hymns:           173 – Praise Him! Praise Him!; 109 – Lord, My Weak Thought

in Vain Would Climb

 

Monthly Prayer Focus for August

Local Church Focus:  Free Christian Church, Andover – Jon Paul, pastor

Missions Focus:  Missionary Air Group – Sean Donnelly

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 August

2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Galatians 5:22,23 (ESV) – 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

 

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

What do we mean when we say that he descended to the dead?  We mean that he went to the departed and offered them also the benefits of redemption.

What do we mean when we say that he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father?  We mean that Jesus took our human nature into heaven where he now reigns with the Father and intercedes for us.

How can we share in his victory over sin, suffering, and death?  We share in his victory when we are baptized into the New Covenant and become living members of Christ.

What is the New Covenant?  The New Covenant is the new relationship with God given by Jesus Christ, the Messiah, to the apostles; and, through them, to all who believe in him.

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