The Bell Ringer – August 1, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – August 1, 2021

Midweek Meeting for Prayer – Wednesday, August 3 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 13 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Aug. 8:    Proper 14 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35-51    

Hymns:           24 – Vast the Immensity, Mirror of Majesty; 693 – Blessed Assurance

Monthly Prayer Focus for August

Local Church Focus:  Free Christian Church, Andover – Jon Paul, pastor

Missions Focus:  Missionary Air Group – Sean and Deb Donnelly

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 August

2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Galatians 5:22,23 (ESV) – 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Q.  What do we mean when we say that Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and became incarnate from the Virgin Mary?

A.  We mean that by God’s own act, his divine Son received our human nature from the Virgin Mary, his mother.

Q.  Why did he take our human nature?

A.  The divine Son became human, so that in him human beings might be adopted as children of God and be made heirs of God’s kingdom.

Q.  What is the great importance of Jesus’ suffering and death?

A.  By his obedience, even to suffering and death, Jesus made the offering which we could not make; in him we are freed from the power of sin and reconciled to God.

Q.  What is the significance of Jesus’ resurrection?

A.  By his resurrection, Jesus overcame death and opened for us the way of eternal life.

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