The Bell Ringer – December 5, 2021

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

December 5, 2021

Second Sunday of Advent

Blue Christmas Service – Wednesday, Dec 15 at 7 pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – Friday, Dec 24 at 7 pm

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, December 5

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

December 12   Advent III                   

December 19   Advent IV*

December 26   Christmas Sunday

January 2         Epiphany Sunday*

January 9         Baptism of Christ Sunday

Church Calendar & Lectionary

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

This Sunday:   Second Sunday of Advent – Love

Sun, Dec 12:   Third Sunday of Advent – Joy

Lectionary:     Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7;

Luke 3:7-18

Hymns:           320 – Rejoice, All Ye Believers; 194 – O Come, O Come Emmanuel (vv 1&4); 215 – While by the Sheep We Watched at Night; 195 – Joy to the World

Monthly Prayer Focus for December

Local Church Focus:  King of Grace Church, Bradford – Paul Buckley, pastor

Missions Focus: Pregnancy Care Center of Merrimack Valley and Southern NH

Community Resources – Food, Clothing, Shelter, & Other Help          National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (; Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief –

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA –

Monthly Scripture Memory for December

John 3:16,17 (ESV) – 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Q.  Why do we not use our freedom as we should?

A.  Because we rebel against God, and we put ourselves in the place of God.

Q.  What help is there for us?

A.  Our help is in God.

Q.  How did God first help us?

A.  God first helped us by revealing himself and his will, through nature and history, through many seers and saints, and especially the prophets of Israel.

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