The Bell Ringer – October 17, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – October 17, 2021

Midweek Meeting for Study and Prayer

Wednesdays, 7 pm, in-person and on Zoom – through 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–Next Sunday, October 24

Available by Friday night – Online Service (Facebook Live)

10 am – In-Person Service

11 am – Christian Education and Fellowship

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

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*

Nov 28 Advent I                                   Jan 9    Baptism of Christ 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 24 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost

Sun, Oct. 24:   Proper 25 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary:     Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52

Hymns:           30 – O God, Our Help in Ages Past; 629 – What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Monthly Prayer Focus for October

Local Church Focus:  La Iglesia Biblica Bautista de Haverhill (The Bible Baptist Church of Haverhill) – 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 corporate worship?

A.  In corporate worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear God’s Word, to offer prayer, and to celebrate the sacraments.

Q.  What are the sacraments?

A.  The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.

Q.  What is grace?

A.  Grace is God’s favor toward us, unearned and undeserved; by grace God forgives our sins, enlightens our minds, stirs our hearts, and strengthens our wills.

Q.  What are the two great sacraments of the Gospel?

A.  The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.

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