The Bell Ringer – August 22, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – August 22, 2021

Upcoming Midweek Meetings for Prayer

THIS 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 16 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Aug. 29:  Proper 17 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-9; Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

Hymns:           550 – There Is a Land of Pure Delight; 563 – What Kind of Man Can Live in the World; 497 – I Need Thee, Precious Jesus

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          National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (; Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief –

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA –

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.  Where may we find what Christians believe about Christ?

A.  What Christians believe about Christ is found in the Scriptures and summed up in the creeds.

Q.  What are the creeds?

A.  The creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God.

Q.  How many creeds does this Church use in its worship?

A.  This Church uses two creeds: The Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.

Q.  What is the Apostles’ Creed?

A.  The Apostles’ Creed is the ancient creed of Baptism; it is used in the Church’s daily worship to recall our Baptismal Covenant.

Q.  What is the Nicene Creed?

A.  The Nicene Creed is the creed of the universal Church and is used at the Eucharist.

Q.  What, then, is the Athanasian Creed?

A.  The Athanasian Creed is an ancient document proclaiming the nature of the Incarnation and of God as Trinity.

Q.  What is the Trinity?

A.  The Trinity is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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