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.