The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – June 6, 2021
Midweek Meeting for Prayer – Wednesday, June 9 at 7 pm on Zoom
Church Calendar & Lectionary
Season: Ordinary Time after Pentecost – from the day after
Pentecost until Advent (May 24 – November 27, 2021)
Color: Green – for the growth of God’s Kingdom
This Sunday: Proper 5 – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sun, June 13: Proper 6 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost – Children’s Day
Lectionary: Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92:1-4,12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34
Hymns: 116 – For the Beauty of the Earth; 325 – Precious Jewels; 189 – Jesus Loves Me; 672 – Trust and Obey
Monthly Prayer Focus for June
Local Church Focus: Congregational Church of West Newbury – Manny Cumplido, pastor
Missions Focus: Gideons International
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 June
Psalm 119:11,105 (ESV) – 11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Proverbs 3:5,6 (ESV) – 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Catechism: An Outline of the Faith
Q. Why do we not use our freedom as we should?
A. Because we rebel against God, and we put ourselves in the place of God.
Q. What help is there for us?
A. Our help is in God.
Q. How did God first help us?
A. God first helped us by revealing himself and his will, through nature and history, through many seers and saints, and especially the prophets of Israel.