The Bell Ringer – September 13, 2020

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;

Matthew 20:1-16

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.

The Ministry

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).

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