The Bell Ringer – February 7, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – February 7, 2021

Wednesdays on Zoom at 7 pm

Feb 10            Pre-Lenten Prayer

Feb 17            Ash Wednesday Prayer – First Day of Lent

Feb 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24           Lenten Study and Prayer

Church Calendar & Lectionary

This Season:    Ordinary Time between Epiphany & Lent (Jan 7-Feb 16, 2021)

Color:             Green – for growth in Christ

This Sunday:   5th Sunday after the Epiphany – 2nd Sunday before Lent

Sun, Feb 14:    Last Sunday after the Epiphany – Transfiguration of Christ

Lectionary:     2 Kings 2:1-12; Ps 50:1-6; 2 Cor. 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

Hymns:           2 – O Worship the King; 292 – Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord

Sun, Feb 21:    First Sunday in Lent

Sun, Feb 28:    Second Sunday in Lent

Sun, Mar 7:     Third Sunday in Lent

Sun, Mar 14:   Fourth Sunday in Lent

Sun, Mar 21:   Fifth Sunday in Lent

Sun, Mar 28:   Sixth Sunday in Lent – Palm Sunday

Monthly Prayer Focus for February

Local Church Focus:  Calvary Baptist Church in Haverhill – Pastor Kenneth Young

Missions Focus:  New Brothers Fellowship prison ministry – Doug and Caroline Gregan

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 February

Romans 6:22-23 (ESV) – 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Q.  What do we mean when we say that he descended to the dead?

A.  We mean that he went to the departed and offered them also the benefits of redemption.

Q.  What do we mean when we say that he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father?

A.  We mean that Jesus took our human nature into heaven where he now reigns with the Father and intercedes for us.

Q.  How can we share in his victory over sin, suffering, and death?

A.  We share in his victory when we are baptized into the New Covenant and become living members of Christ.

39 Q.  What is the New Covenant?

A.  The New Covenant is the new relationship with God given by Jesus Christ, the Messiah, to the apostles; and, through them, to all who believe in him.

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