The Bell Ringer – November 15, 2020

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – November 15, 2020

Ward Hill Church Heritage Sunday

Midweek Meeting on Zoom – WEDNESDAY at 7 pm – We will continue to pray for the persecuted Church and other needs.

Angel Tree Christmas Gifts – Christmas is coming – in under two months! The Angel Tree Christmas gift program for children of prisoners is becoming a wonderful Ward Hill Church tradition! What a great way to serve, and many thanks to Anne Smith for organizing it. We will be serving 8 children from 4 families this year. We need people to either buy gifts or distribute them (or do both!). Please contact Anne Smith if you wish to participate.

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:   24 Pentecost – Ward Hill Church Heritage Sunday

Sun, Nov 22:   Christ the King Sunday

Lectionary:     Ezekiel 34:11-16,20-24; Ps 100; Eph. 1:15-23; Matt. 25:31-46

Hymns:           Insert – Great Is the Lord, the Heavenly King; 716 – Sing to the Lord of Harvest

Monthly Prayer Focus for November

Local Church Focus:  First Baptist Church, Haverhill – Rick Harrington, pastor 

Missions Focus:  Cru Mission – Josh and Janelle Frederico

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 November

Philippians 4:6-8 (ESV) – 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Q.  What do we mean by the resurrection of the body?

A.  We mean that God will raise us from death in the fullness of our being, that we may live with Christ in the communion of the saints.

Q.  What is the communion of saints?

A.  The communion of saints is the whole family of God, the living and the dead, those whom we love and those whom we hurt, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise.

Q.  What do we mean by everlasting life?

A.  By everlasting life, we mean a new existence, in which we are united with all the people of God, in the joy of fully knowing and loving God and each other.

Q.  What, then, is our assurance as Christians?

A.  Our assurance as Christians is that nothing, not even death, shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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