The Bell Ringer – August 8, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – August 8, 2021

Upcoming Midweek Meetings for Prayer – Wednesdays at 7 pm: Aug. 25 on Zoom; Sept. 8 in person and on Zoom

Fall Study Series – Starting September 22 – We will be studying David Teague’s Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries. If you need a copy, please let Pastor Alex know. Both new and used copies are inexpensive on Amazon. There is also a Kindle version. Hope you can join us!

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 14 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Aug. 15:  Proper 15 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58    

Hymns:           173 – Praise Him! Praise Him!; 378 – Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face

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 he descended to the dead?

A.  We mean that he went to the departed and offered them also the benefits of redemption.

Q.  What do we mean when we say that he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father?

A.  We mean that Jesus took our human nature into heaven where he now reigns with the Father and intercedes for us.

Q.  How can we share in his victory over sin, suffering, and death?

A.  We share in his victory when we are baptized into the New Covenant and become living members of Christ.

Q.  What is the New Covenant?

A.  The New Covenant is the new relationship with God given by Jesus Christ, the Messiah, to the apostles; and, through them, to all who believe in him.

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