The Bell Ringer – September 6, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – September 6, 2020

HAPPY LABOR DAY!

No Outdoor Service This Evening – There may be another kind of outdoor service beginning soon. Stay tuned.

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:   14th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Sep 13:    15th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Genesis 50:15-21; Ps 103:1-13; Rom. 14:1-12; Matt. 18:21-35

Hymns:           53 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; 541 – When the Roll Is

Called Up Yonder

Monthly Prayer Focus for September

Local Church Focus:  Riverside Church, Haverhill – Mark Rivera, pastor 

Missions Focus:  Mercy Ships, Africa

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 September

1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV) – No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Q.  What are the Holy Scriptures?

A.  The Holy Scriptures, commonly called the Bible, are the books of the Old and New Testaments; other books, called the Apocrypha, are sometimes included in the Bible.

Q.  What is the Old Testament?

A.  The Old Testament consists of books written by the people of the Old Covenant, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to show God at work in nature and history.

Q.  What is the New Testament?

A.  The New Testament consists of books written by the people of the New Covenant, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to set forth the life and teachings of Jesus and to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom for all people.

Q.  What is the Apocrypha?

A.  The Apocrypha is a collection of additional books written by people of the Old Covenant, and used in the Christian Church.

Q.  Why do we call the Holy Scriptures the Word of God?

A.  We call them the Word of God because God inspired their human authors and because God still speaks to us through the Bible.

Q.  How do we understand the meaning of the Bible?

A.  We understand the meaning of the Bible by the help of the Holy Spirit, who guides the Church in the true interpretation of the Scriptures.

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