The Bell Ringer – June 27, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

June 27, 2021

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

Pastor Alex is taking next week off.  Except for one Sunday last March when we had no service at all, this is his first Sunday off since 2019!  Because of this, today’s service is pre-recorded and posted on Facebook and at wardhillchurch.org.  There is 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 – November 27, 2021)

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

This Sunday: Proper 8 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, July 4:     Proper 9 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Ezekiel 2:1-5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13

Hymns:           713 – Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer; Insert – How Deep the Father’s Love for Us; Insert – O Bread of Heaven; 712 – O God of Love, O King of Peace

Monthly Prayer Focus for June

Local Church Focus:  West Newbury Congregational Church – Manny Cumplido, pastor

Missions Focus:  Gideons Internationl

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 response did God require from the chosen people?

A.  God required the chosen people to be faithful; to love justice, to do mercy, and to walk humbly with their God.

Q.  Where is this Old Covenant to be found?

A.  The covenant with the Hebrew people is to be found in the books which we call the Old Testament.

Q.  Where in the Old Testament is God’s will for us shown most clearly?

A.  God’s will for us is shown most clearly in the Ten Commandments.

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