The Bell Ringer – August 29, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – August 29, 2021

Next Midweek Meeting for Prayer – Wednesday, September 15 at 7 pm, in person and on Zoom

(Note the change in date.)

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 17 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Sep. 5:     Proper 18 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Isaiah 35:4-7a; Psalm 146; James 2:1-17; Mark 7:24-37

Hymns:           57 – Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah, O My Soul; 693 – Go, Labor On

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 is the Holy Spirit?

A.  The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity, God at work in the world and in the Church even now.

Q.  How is the Holy Spirit revealed in the Old Covenant?

A.  The Holy Spirit is revealed in the Old Covenant as the giver of life, the One who spoke through the prophets.

Q.  How is the Holy Spirit revealed in the New Covenant?

A.  The Holy Spirit is revealed as the Lord who leads us into all truth and enables us to grow in the li

keness of Christ.

Q.  How do we recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives?

We recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit when we confess Jesus Christ as Lord and are brought into love and harmony with God, with ourselves, with our neighbors, and with all creation.

Q. How do we recognize the truths taught by the Holy Spirit?

A.  We recognize truths to be taught by the Holy Spirit when they are in accord with the Scriptures.

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