The Bell Ringer – June 13, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – June 13, 2021 – Children’s Day

Midweek Meeting for Prayer – Wednesday, June 16 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 6 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, June 20:  Proper 7 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost – Father’s Day

Lectionary:     Job 38:1-11; Psalm 107:1-3,23-32;

2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41

Hymns:           75 – O Father, You Are Sovereign; 570 – Faith of Our Fathers; Insert – Lord, Bless Our Homes

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.  What do we learn about God as creator from the revelation to Israel?

A.  We learn that there is one God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

Q.  What does this mean?

A.  This means that the universe is good, that it is the work of a single loving God who creates, sustains, and directs it.

Q.  What does this mean about our place in the universe?

A.  It means that the world belongs to its creator; and that we are called to enjoy it and to care for it in accordance with God’s purposes.

Q.  What does this mean about human life?

A.  It means that all people are worthy of respect and honor, because all are created in the image of God, and all can respond to the love of God.

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