The Bell Ringer – February 28, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – February 28, 2021 – Second Sunday in Lent

Wednesdays on Zoom at 7 pm

Mar 3              Lenten Study and Prayer – Colossians 2

Mar 10           Lenten Study and Prayer – Colossians 3

Mar 17           No Study: St Patrick’s Day

Mar 24           Lenten Study and Prayer – Colossians 4

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:   Second Sunday in Lent

Sun, Mar 7:     Third Sunday in Lent

Lectionary:     Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Cor. 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

Hymns:           122 – God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory; 724 – The Ten Commandments; 460 – Amazing Grace

Sun, Mar 14:    Fourth Sunday in Lent

Sun, Mar 21:    Fifth Sunday in Lent

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

Thu, Apr 1:      Maundy Thursday

Fri, Apr 2:        Good Friday

Sat, Apr 3:        Holy Saturday

Sun, Apr 4:       Easter 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.  What is the Holy Spirit?

A.  The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity, God at work in the world and in the Church even now.

Q.  How is the Holy Spirit revealed in the Old Covenant?

A.  The Holy Spirit is revealed in the Old Covenant as the giver of life, the One who spoke through the prophets.

Q.  How is the Holy Spirit revealed in the New Covenant?

A.  The Holy Spirit is revealed as the Lord who leads us into all truth and enables us to grow in the likeness of Christ.

Q.  How do we recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives?

A.  We recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit when we confess Jesus Christ as Lord and are brought into love and harmony with God, with ourselves, with our neighbors, and with all creation.

Q.  How do we recognize the truths taught by the Holy Spirit?

A.  We recognize truths to be taught by the Holy Spirit when they are in accord with the Scriptures.

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