The Bell Ringer – August 23, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – August 23, 2020


No Outdoor Service This Evening


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.


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:   12th Sunday after Pentecost

 Sun, Aug 30:   13th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Jeremiah 15:15-21; Ps 26:1-8; Rom. 12:9-21; Matt. 16:21-28

Hymns:           24 – Vast the Immensity, Mirror of Majesty; 610 – “Take Up Your Cross,” the Savior Said


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          National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (; Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief –

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA –

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

Where may we find what Christians believe about Christ?  What Christians believe about Christ is found in the Scriptures and summed up in the creeds.

What are the creeds?  The creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God.

How many creeds does this Church use in its worship?  This Church uses two creeds: The Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.

What is the Apostles’ Creed?  The Apostles’ Creed is the ancient creed of Baptism; it is used in the Church’s daily worship to recall our Baptismal Covenant.

What is the Nicene Creed?  The Nicene Creed is the creed of the universal Church and is used at the Eucharist.

What, then, is the Athanasian Creed?  The Athanasian Creed is an ancient document proclaiming the nature of the Incarnation and of God as Trinity.

What is the Trinity?  The Trinity is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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