The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – September 13, 2020
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: 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Sun, Sep 20: 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Lectionary: Jonah 3:10-4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30;
Hymns: 660 – O God beyond All Praising; 518 – Christ, of All My
Hopes the Ground
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 is the mission of the Church?
A. The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
Q. How does the Church pursue its mission?
A. The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love.
Q. Through whom does the Church carry out its mission?
A. The church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.
Q. Who are the ministers of the Church?
A. The ministers of the Church are lay persons, deacons, and pastors (or by other biblical words, presbyters and bishops).