The Bell Ringer – October 11, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – October 11, 2020

No Outdoor Gathering Today: Hope you’re enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend!

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:   19th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Oct 18:    20th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Isaiah 45:1-7; Ps 96:1-13; 1 Thess. 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22

Hymns:           296 – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name; 72 – Amid the Fears That Oppress Our Day

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 adoration?

A.  Adoration is the lifting up of the heart and mind to God, asking nothing but to enjoy God’s presence.

Q.  Why do we praise God?

A.  We praise God, not to obtain anything, but because God’s Being draws praise from us.

Q.  For what do we offer thanksgiving?

A.  Thanksgiving is offered to God for all the blessings of this life, for our redemption, and for whatever draws us closer to God.

Q.  What is penitence?

A.  In penitence, we confess our sins and make restitution where possible, with the intention to amend our lives.

Q.  What is prayer of oblation?

A.  Oblation is an offering of ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ, for the purposes of God.

Q.  What are intercession and petition?

A.  Intercession brings before God the needs of others; in petition, we present our own needs, that God’s will may be done.

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