The Bell Ringer – February 21, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – February 21, 2021 – First Sunday in Lent

Wednesdays on Zoom at 7 pm

Feb 24            Lenten Study and Prayer

Mar 3              Lenten Study and Prayer

Mar 10           Lenten Study and Prayer

Mar 17           No Study: St Patrick’s Day

Mar 24           Lenten Study and Prayer

Church Calendar & Lectionary

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

Color:             Purple – for repentance

This Sunday:   First Sunday in Lent

Sun, Feb 28:    Second Sunday in Lent

Lectionary:     Gen. 17:1-7,15-16; Ps 22:23-31; Rom. 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

Hymns:           457 – Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; 42 – El-Shaddai; 707 – Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

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, 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.  Where may we find what Christians believe about Christ?

A.  What Christians believe about Christ is found in the Scriptures and summed up in the creeds.

Q.  What are the creeds?

A.  The creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God.

Q.  How many creeds does this Church use in its worship?

A.  This Church uses two creeds: The Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.

Q.  What is the Apostles’ Creed?

A.  The Apostles’ Creed is the ancient creed of Baptism; it is used in the Church’s daily worship to recall our Baptismal Covenant.

Q.  What is the Nicene Creed?

A.  The Nicene Creed is the creed of the universal Church and is used at the Eucharist.

Q.  What, then, is the Athanasian Creed?

A.  The Athanasian Creed is an ancient document proclaiming the nature of the Incarnation and of God as Trinity.

Q.  What is the Trinity?

A.  The Trinity is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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