The Bell Ringer – June 20, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – June 20, 2021 – Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!

Many thanks to God for all of you fathers.  We pray that God will continue to bless you and give you strength.

Next Week’s Service Pre-Recorded – No In-Person/Livestream

Pastor Alex will be taking next week off.  Except for one Sunday last March when we had no service at all, this will be his first Sunday off since 2019!  Because of this, next Sunday’s service will be pre-recorded and posted on Facebook and at wardhillchurch.org.  There will be no in-person or livestream service here at Ward Hill, but we invite you to worship with the pre-recorded service.  If you wish to worship in-person or live online, we encourage you to visit a local church (for livestream, we recommend Park Street Church – parkstreet.org/live).  Pastor Alex appreciates the time off and looks forward to being with everyone again on Sunday, July 4!

Church Calendar & Lectionary

Season:           Ordinary Time after Pentecost – from the day after Pentecost until Advent (May 24 – Nov. 27, 2021)

Color:              Green – for the growth of God’s Kingdom

This Sunday: Proper 7 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost (Father’s Day)

Sun, June 27:  Proper 8 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Lamentations 3:22-33; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

Hymns:           30 – Our God, Our Help in Ages Past; 32 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Monthly Prayer Focus for June

Local Church Focus:  West Newbury Congregational Church – 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.  How was this revelation handed down to us?

A.  This revelation was handed down to us through a community created by a covenant with God.

Q.  What is meant by a covenant with God?

A.  A covenant is a relationship initiated by God, to which a body of people responds in faith.

Q.  What is the Old Covenant?

A.  The Old Covenant is the one given by God to the Hebrew people.

Q.  What did God promise them?

A.  God promised that they would be his people to bring all the nations of the world to him.

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