The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – October 4, 2020
Outdoor Gathering for Prayer and Conversation at 11:45 to 12:30 Today
Bring a chair as we chat and pray from a safe distance!
NO WEDNESDAY EVENING STUDY THIS WEEK – Midweek Study via Zoom will resume soon.
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: 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Sun, Oct 11: 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Lectionary: Isaiah 25:1-9; Ps 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14
Hymns: 81 – O Love of God, How Strong and True; 629 – What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Monthly Prayer Focus for October
Local Church Focus: Primera Iglesia Biblica Bautista (First Bible Baptist Church), Haverhill – Felix Rodriguez Rijo, pastor
Missions Focus: Missions Work in Southern 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 October
2 Timothy 3:16,17 (ESV) – 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Catechism: An Outline of the Faith
Q. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.
Q. What is Christian Prayer?
A. Christian prayer is response to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Q. What prayer did Christ teach us?
A. Our Lord gave us the example of prayer known as the Lord’s Prayer.
Q. What are the principal kinds of prayer?
A. The principal kinds of prayer are adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation*, intercession, and petition. * offering