The Bell Ringer – November 7, 2021

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

Missions Focus: Josh and Janelle Frederico, Cru Missionaries

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.

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