The Bell Ringer – December 20, 2020

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!

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