The Bell Ringer – February 14, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – February 14, 2021 – Transfiguration of Christ Sunday

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day!

Wednesdays on Zoom at 7 pm

Feb 17            Ash Wednesday Prayer – First Day of Lent

Feb 24            Lenten Study and Prayer

Mar 3              Lenten Study and Prayer

Mar 10           Lenten Study and Prayer

Mar 17           Lenten Study and Prayer

Mar 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:   Last Sunday after the Epiphany – Transfiguration of Christ

Color:             White – for the glory of Christ in his transfiguration

Next Season:   Lent – 40 days and 6 Sundays prior to Easter (Feb 17-Apr 3, 2021)

Color:             Purple – for repentance

Sun, Feb 21:    First Sunday in Lent

Lectionary:     Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15

Hymns:           598 – Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah; 611 – I Want Jesus to

Walk with Me; 654 – O Jesus, I Have Promised

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 did the Messiah promise in the New Covenant?

A.  Christ promised to bring us into the kingdom of God and give life in all its fullness.

Q.  What response did Christ require?

A.  Christ commanded us to believe in him and to keep his commandments.

Q.  What are the commandments taught by Christ?

A.  Christ taught us the Summary of the Law and gave us the New Commandment.

Q.  What is the Summary of the Law?

A.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Q.  What is the New Commandment?

A.  The New Commandment is that we love one another as Christ loved us.

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