The Bell Ringer – October 4, 2020

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 WEEKMidweek 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

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