The Bell Ringer – September 12, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – September 12, 2021

Summer Schedule Extended through September 26

We will continue our current schedule through Sunday, September 26, 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.

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 19 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Sep. 19:   Proper 20 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:8; Mark 9:30-37

Hymns:           164 – O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing; 674 – I Need Thee Every Hour

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

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 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 is the Church?

A.  The Church is the community of the New Covenant.

Q.  How is the Church described in the Bible?

A.  The Church is described as the Body of which Jesus Christ is the Head and of which all baptized persons are members. It is called the People of God, the New Israel, a holy nation, a royal priesthood, and the pillar and ground of truth.

Q.  How is the Church described in the creeds?

A.  The Church is described as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.

Q.  Why is the Church described as one?

A.  The Church is one, because it is one Body, under one Head, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Q.  Why is the Church described as holy?

A.  The Church is holy, because the Holy Spirit dwells in it, consecrates its members, and guides them to do God’s work.

Q.  Why is the Church described as catholic?

A.  The Church is catholic, because it proclaims the whole Faith to all people, to the end of time.

Q.  Why is the Church described as apostolic?

A.  The Church is apostolic, because it continues in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles and is sent to carry out Christ’s mission to all people.

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