The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
December 20, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Advent: Peace
Christmas Eve Service This Thursday, December 24, 7 pm on Facebook Live
If you wish to attend the online broadcast in person, please contact Pastor Alex for more information.
Church Calendar & Lectionary
Season: Advent – Sunday nearest Nov 30 to Dec 24 at sunset
Color: Purple – preparing our hearts for the Coming King
This Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Advent – Peace
Next Season: Christmas – Twelve Days from December 25 – January 5
Color: White – celebrating the nativity and childhood of Jesus
Thu, Dec 24/Fri, Dec 25: Christmas Eve/Day-The Nativity of Christ
Sun, Dec 27: Christmas Sunday
Lectionary: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:21-40
Hymns: 214 – Angels We Have Heard on High; 207 – Good Christian Men, Rejoice; 224 – Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Monthly Prayer Focus for December
Local Church Focus: King of Grace Church, Bradford – Paul Buckley, pastor
Missions Focus: Pregnancy Care Center of MV and So.NH
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 December
John 3:16,17 (ESV) – 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
Catechism: An Outline of the Faith
Q. How was this revelation handed down to us?
A. This revelation was handed down to us through a community created by a covenant with God.
Q. What is meant by a covenant with God?
A. A covenant is a relationship initiated by God, to which a body of people responds in faith.
Q. What is the Old Covenant?
A. The Old Covenant is the one given by God to the Hebrew people.
Q. What did God promise them?
A. God promised that they would be his people to bring all the nations of the world to him.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! May God bless your celebration of our Lord’s Nativity!