The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – December 27, 2020 – Christmas Sunday
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! May God bless and keep you in 2021.
No Midweek Meeting This Week – Next scheduled Midweek Meeting is Wed., Jan. 13
Church Calendar & Lectionary
Season: Christmas – Twelve Days from December 25 – January 5
Color: White – celebrating the nativity and childhood of Jesus
This Sunday: Christmas Sunday – 1st Sunday after Christmas Day
Sun, Jan 3: Epiphany Sunday – 2nd Sunday after Christmas Day
Lectionary: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7,10-14; Eph. 1:3-14; John 1:1-18
Hymns: 226 – As with Gladness Men of Old; 228 – Saw You Never, in the Twilight
Wed, Jan 6: The Epiphany of Christ
Next Season: Ordinary Time after Epiphany & before Lent (Jan 7-Feb 16, 2021)
Color: Green – for growth in Christ
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. What response did God require from the chosen people?
A. God required the chosen people to be faithful; to love justice, to do mercy, and to walk humbly with their God.
Q. Where is this Old Covenant to be found?
A. The covenant with the Hebrew people is to be found in the books which we call the Old Testament.
Q. Where in the Old Testament is God’s will for us shown most clearly?
A. God’s will for us is shown most clearly in the Ten Commandments.