The Bell Ringer – November 14, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

November 14, 2021

Persecuted Church Sunday

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.

Midweek Meeting for Study and Prayer – Resumes Jan 12

We will resume studying David Teague’s Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries on Wednesday, January 12.

Lord’s Day Schedule–Next Sunday, November 21

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 21 Christ the King/Thanksgiving*  Dec 12  Advent III

Nov 28 Advent I                                   Dec 19  Advent IV*

Dec 5   Advent II*                                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 28 – Persecuted Church Sunday

Color:              Red – for the blood of the martyrs

Sun, Nov 21:   Proper 29 – Christ the King Sunday

Lectionary:     Daniel 7:9-14; Ps 93; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37

Hymns:           Insert – Great Is the Lord, the Heavenly King; 363 – We Gather Together; 98 – Now Thank We All Our God

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 the Christian hope?

A.  The Christian hope is to live with confidence in newness and fullness of life, and to await the coming of Christ in glory, and the completion of God’s purpose for the world.

Q.  What do we mean by the coming of Christ in glory?

A.  By the coming of Christ in glory, we mean that Christ will come, not in weakness but in power, and will make all things new.

Q.  What do we mean by heaven and hell?

A.  By heaven, we mean eternal life in our enjoyment of God; by hell, we mean eternal death in our rejection of God.

Q.  What do we mean by the last judgment?

A.  We believe that Christ will come in glory and judge the living and the dead.

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