The Bell Ringer – August 15, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – August 15, 2021

Upcoming Midweek Meetings for Prayer

Wednesday, August 25 at 7 pm on Zoom

Wednesday, September 8 at 7 pm, 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 15 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Aug. 22:  Proper 16 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Joshua 24:1-2a,14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69    

Hymns:           575 – Soldiers of Christ, Arise; 697 – Wonderful Words of Life

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 did the Messiah promise in the New Covenant?

A.  Christ promised to bring us into the kingdom of God and give life in all its fullness.

Q.  What response did Christ require?

A.  Christ commanded us to believe in him and to keep his commandments.

Q.  What are the commandments taught by Christ?

A.  Christ taught us the Summary of the Law and gave us the New Commandment.

Q.  What is the Summary of the Law?

A.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Q.  What is the New Commandment?

A.  The New Commandment is that we love one another as Christ loved us.

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