The Bell Ringer – October 18, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – October 18, 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!

MIDWEEK STUDY ON ZOOM RESUMES WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 7 pm

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:   20th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Oct 25:    21st Sunday after Pentecost – Reformation Sunday

Lectionary:     Leviticus 19:1-2,15-18; Ps 1; 1 Thess. 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46

Hymns:           1 – All People That on Earth Do Dwell; 92 – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

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 corporate worship?

A.  In corporate worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear God’s Word, to offer prayer, and to celebrate the sacraments.

Q.  What are the sacraments?

A.  The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.

Q.  What is grace?

A.  Grace is God’s favor toward us, unearned and undeserved; by grace God forgives our sins, enlightens our minds, stirs our hearts, and strengthens our wills.

Q.  What are the two great sacraments of the Gospel?

A.  The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.

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