The Bell Ringer – October 3, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – October 3, 2021 – World Communion Sunday

Midweek Meeting for Study and Prayer

Wednesdays, 7 pm, in-person and on Zoom – Sep. 22 to Nov. 17

We are studying David Teague’s Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries.  Hope you can join in!

Lord’s Day Schedule for Today, October 3

10 am – In-Person Service

11 am – Fellowship and Christian Education

12:15 pm – Online Service (Facebook Live)

Lord’s Day Schedule for Next Week, October 10

8 am – Online Service (Facebook Live)

10 am – In-Person Service

11 am – Fellowship and Christian Education

Upcoming Lord’s Days   * includes celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Oct 10  20 Pentecost                             Nov 28 Advent I

Oct 17  21 Pentecost*                           Dec 5   Advent II*

Oct 24  22 Pentecost                             Dec 12  Advent III

Oct 31  Reformation Sunday                 Dec 19  Advent IV*

Nov 7   All Saints’ Sunday*                  Dec 26  Christmas Sunday

Nov 14 Persecuted Church Sunday        Jan 2    Epiphany Sunday*

Nov 21 Christ the King/Thanksgiving*

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 22 – 19 Pentecost – World Communion

Sun, Oct. 10:   Proper 23 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Amos 5:6-7,10-15; Psalm 90:12-17; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31

Hymns:           699 – Like a River Glorious; 562 – All to Jesus I Surrender

Monthly Prayer Focus for October

Local Church Focus:  Primera Iglesia Biblica Bautista (First Bible Baptist Church) – Felix Rodriguez Rijo, pastor

Missions Focus: Southern Africa

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 October

2 Timothy 3:16,17 (ESV) – 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Q.  What is prayer?

A.  Prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.

Q.  What is Christian Prayer?

A.  Christian prayer is response to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Q.  What prayer did Christ teach us?

A.  Our Lord gave us the example of prayer known as the Lord’s Prayer.

Q.  What are the principal kinds of prayer?

A.  The principal kinds of prayer are adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation (or offering), intercession, and petition.

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