The Bell Ringer – July 4, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – July 4, 2021

Happy Independence Day! America is now 245 years old. Have a wonderful day celebrating!

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 9 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, July 11:   Proper 10 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

Hymns:           80 – Lord, with Glowing Heart I’d Praise Thee; 678 – Trusting Jesus

Monthly Prayer Focus for July

Local Church Focus:  First Congregational Church, Boxford – Andrew James, pastor

Missions Focus:  Partners in Development, Haiti and Guatemala

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 July

Matthew 7:12 (ESV) – “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

Luke 10:27 (ESV) – And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Q.  What are the Ten Commandments?

A.  The Ten Commandments are the laws given to Moses and the people of Israel.

Q.  What do we learn from these commandments?

A.  We learn two things: our duty to God, and our duty to our neighbors.

Q.  What is our duty to God?

A.  Our duty is to believe and trust in God;

I – To love and obey God and to bring others to know him;

II – To put nothing in the place of God;

II – To show God respect in thought, word, and deed;

IV – And to set aside regular times for worship, prayer, and the study of God’s ways.

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