The Bell Ringer – September 19, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – September 19, 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.

Fall Study Series – This Wednesday, September 22nd!!

We will meet at the church. If you wish to join us remotely via Zoom, please let Pastor Alex know. He will make sure you get the link. We will be studying David Teague’s Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries. If you need a copy, please let Pr 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 – Nov 27, 2021)

Color:              Green – for the growth of God’s Kingdom

This Sunday: Proper 20 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Sep. 26:   Proper 21 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50

Hymns:           18 – You Holy Angels Bright; 582 – Yield Not to Temptation

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 mission of the Church?

A.  The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

Q.  How does the Church pursue its mission?

A.  The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love.

Q.  Through whom does the Church carry out its mission?

A.  The church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.

Q.  Who are the ministers of the Church?

A. The ministers of the Church are lay persons, deacons, and pastors.

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