The Bell Ringer – September 5, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

September 5, 2021


Summer Schedule Extended through September 26

We will continue our current schedule through Sunday, September 12, with the service at 10 am both in-person and online. Stay tuned for the changes planned for October 3.

Next Midweek Meeting for Prayer – September 15

Wednesday, September 15 at 7 pm, 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 18 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Sep. 12:   Proper 19 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Isaiah 50:4-9a; Ps 116:1-9; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38

Hymns:           53 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; 81 – O, Love of God, How Strong and True

Monthly Prayer Focus for September

Local Church Focus:  Riverside Church, Haverhill – Mark Rivera, pastor

Missions Focus:  Mercy Ships

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 September

1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV) – No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Q.  What are the Holy Scriptures?

A.  The Holy Scriptures, commonly called the Bible, are the books of the Old and New Testaments.

Q.  What is the Old Testament?

A.  The Old Testament consists of books written by the people of the Old Covenant, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to show God at work in nature and history.

Q.  What is the New Testament?

A.  The New Testament consists of books written by the people of the New Covenant, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to set forth the life and teachings of Jesus and to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom for all people.

Q.  Why do we call the Holy Scriptures the Word of God?

A.  We call them the Word of God because God inspired their human authors and because God still speaks to us through the Bible.

Q.  How do we understand the meaning of the Bible?

A.  We understand the meaning of the Bible by the help of the Holy Spirit, who guides the Church in the true interpretation of the Scriptures.

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