The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – November 7, 2021 – All Saints’ Sunday
Midweek Meeting for Study and Prayer – Wednesdays, 7 pm, in-person and on Zoom – Nov 10
Break starting Nov 17; Resumes Jan 12
We are studying David Teague’s Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries. Hope you can join in!
Thanksgiving Service – Eve of Thanksgiving Day, Nov 24 at 7 pm
We hope you can join us. There will also be an online version available.
Lord’s Day Schedule–Next Sunday, November 14
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 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
Dec 5 Advent II* 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 27 – All Saints’ Sunday
Color: White – for the resurrection of all the saints
Sun, Nov 14: Proper 28 – Persecuted Church Sunday
Color: Red – for the blood of the martyrs
Lectionary: Daniel 12:1-3; Psalm 16; Hebrews 10:11-25; Mark 13:1-8
Hymns: 61 – O God, No Longer Holy Thy Peace; 573 – Am I a Soldier of the Cross; 357 – Let Our Choir New Anthems Raise
Monthly Prayer Focus for November
Local Church Focus: First Baptist Church, Haverhill – Rick Harrington, pastor
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 November
Philippians 4:6-8 (ESV) – 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Catechism: An Outline of the Faith
Q. What is Ordination?
A. Ordination is the rite in which God gives authority and the grace of the Holy Spirit to those being made Ministers of Word and Sacrament, through prayer and the laying on of hands by the congregation and other ordained ministers.
Q. What is Holy Matrimony?
A. Holy Matrimony is Christian marriage, in which the woman and man enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.
Q. What is Unction of the Sick?
A. Unction is the rite of anointing the sick with oil, or the laying on of hands, by which God’s grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, and body.
Q. Is God’s activity limited to these sacraments and other ordinances?
A. God does not limit himself to these rites; they are patterns of countless ways by which God uses material things to reach out to us.
Q. How are the sacraments and other ordinances related to our Christian hope?
A. Sacraments and other ordinances sustain our present hope and anticipate its future fulfillment.