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.