The Bell Ringer – October 31, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

October 31, 2021

Reformation Day & All Hallows’ Eve

Tonight – Halloween Outreach from 5 to 7 pm!

Come check it out! Thanks to all who have helped and will help to make this event possible.

Midweek Meeting for Study and Prayer

Wednesdays, 7 pm, in-person and on Zoom – Nov 3 & 10

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, November 7

8 am – 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

Nov 7   All Saints’ Sunday*                  Dec 5   Advent II*

Nov 14 Persecuted Church Sunday        Dec 12  Advent III

Nov 21 Christ the King/Thanksgiving*  Dec 19  Advent IV*

Nov 28 Advent I                                   Dec 26  Christmas 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 26 – Reformation & Eve of All Saints’ Day

Color:              Red – for the reforming and renewing of the Holy Spirit

Mon, Nov 1:   All Saints’ Day

Color:              White – for the resurrection of the saints

Lectionary:     Isaiah 25:6-9; Ps 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44

Sun, Nov 7:     Proper 27 – All Saints’ Sunday

Lectionary:     1 Kings 17:8-16; Ps 146; Heb 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44

Hymns:           358 – For All the Saints; Insert – I Sing a Song of the Saints of God; 100 – Holy, Holy, Holy

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 the Holy Eucharist?

A.  The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection, until his coming again.

Q.  Why is the Eucharist called a sacrifice?

A.  Because the Eucharist, the Church’s sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, is the way by which the sacrifice of Christ is made present, and in which he unites us to his one offering of himself.

Q.  By what other names is this service known?

A.  The Holy Eucharist is called the Lord’s Supper, and Holy Communion; it is also known as the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, and the Great Offering.

Q.  What is the o0utward and visible sign in the Eucharist?

A.  The outward and visible sign in the Eucharist is bread and wine, given and received according to Christ’s command.

Q.  What is the inward and spiritual grace given in the Eucharist?

A.  The inward and spiritual grace in the Holy Communion is the Body and Blood of Christ given to his people and received by faith.

Q.  What are the benefits which we receive in the Lord’s Supper?

A.  The benefits we receive are the forgiveness of our sins, the strengthening of our union with Christ and one another, and the foretaste of the heavenly banquet which is our nourishment in eternal life.

Q.  What is required of us when we come to the Eucharist?

A. It is required that we should examine our lives, repent of our sins, and be in love and charity with all people.

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