The Bell Ringer – October 10, 2021

he Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – October 10, 2021

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–Today & Next Sunday, October 10 & 17

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 17  21 Pentecost*                           Nov 28 Advent I

Oct 24  22 Pentecost                             Dec 5   Advent II*

Oct 31  Reformation Sunday                 Dec 12  Advent III

Nov 7   All Saints’ Sunday*                  Dec 19  Advent IV*

Nov 14 Persecuted Church Sunday        Dec 26  Christmas Sunday

Nov 21 Christ the King/Thanksgiving*  Jan 2    Epiphany Sunday*

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 23 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Oct. 17:   Proper 24 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Isaiah 53:4-12; Psalm 9:9-16; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45

Hymns:           648 – O Lord Most High, with All My Heart; 429 – Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured; 464 – I Was a Wandering Sheep

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 adoration?

A.  Adoration is the lifting up of the heart and mind to God, asking nothing but to enjoy God’s presence.

Q.  Why do we praise God?

A.  We praise God, not to obtain anything, but because God’s Being draws praise from us.

Q.  For what do we offer thanksgiving?

A.  Thanksgiving is offered to God for all the blessings of this life, for our redemption, and for whatever draws us closer to God.

Q.  What is penitence?

A.  In penitence, we confess our sins and make restitution where possible, with the intention to amend our lives.

Q.  What is offertory prayer (or prayer of oblation)?

A.  Offertory is an offering of ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ, for the purposes of God.

Q. What are intercession and petition?

A.  Intercession brings before God the needs of others; in petition, we present our own needs, that God’s will may be done.

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