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.