The Bell Ringer – November 21, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – November 21, 2021

Christ the King Sunday

Thanksgiving Service – This Wednesday Evening 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 28

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 28 Advent I                                   Dec 19  Advent IV*

Dec 5   Advent II*                                Dec 26  Christmas Sunday

Dec 12  Advent III                                 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: Christ the King Sunday (Proper 29)

Color:              White – for glory of the reign of Christ

Thu, Nov 25:  Thanksgiving Day

Lectionary:     Joel 2:21-27; Ps 126; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Matthew 6:25-33

Hymns:           715 – Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; 716 – Sing to the

Lord of Harvest; 714 – We Plow the Fields

Next Season:   Advent – from the Sunday nearest Nov 30 until sundown on Dec 24 (November 28 – December 24, 2021)

Color:              Purple – for repentance in preparation for Christ’s Advent

Sun, Nov 28:   First Sunday of Advent

Lectionary:     Jer. 33:14-16; Ps 25:1-10; 1 Thess. 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

Hymns:           318 – Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending; 194 – O Come, O Come Emmanuel (vv 1&2); 328 – My Lord, What a Mourning; 327 – One Day He’s Coming

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 do we mean by the resurrection of the body?

A.  We mean that God will raise us from death in the fullness of our being, that we may live with Christ in the communion of the saints.

Q.  What is the communion of saints?

A.  The communion of saints is the whole family of God, the living and the dead, those whom we love and those whom we hurt, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise.

Q.  What do we mean by everlasting life?

A.  By everlasting life, we mean a new existence, in which we are united with all the people of God, in the joy of fully knowing and loving God and each other.

Q.  What, then, is our assurance as Christians?

A.  Our assurance as Christians is that nothing, not even death, shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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