The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
January 30, 2022
4th Sunday after Epiphany
Church Covenant Sunday
Annual Congregational Meeting – Today after the service
Midweek Schedule: Wednesdays at 7 pm – in-person and on Zoom
Feb 2 Book Study and Prayer Feb 16 Book Study and Prayer
Feb 9 Book Study and Prayer Feb 23 Break
Midweek Meeting for Study and Prayer – Resumes Feb. 2
We will resume studying David Teague’s Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries on Wednesday, February 2.
Lord’s Day Schedule–Next Sunday, February 6
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
Feb 6 5 Epiphany* Feb 20 7 Epiphany*
Feb 13 6 Epiphany Feb 27 Transfiguration of Christ
Church Calendar & Lectionary
Season: Ordinary Time after the Epiphany (Jan 7-Mar 1, 2022)
Color: Green – for growth in Christ
This Sunday: 4th Sunday after the Epiphany–Church Covenant Sunday
Next Sunday: 5th Sunday after the Epiphany
Lectionary: Isaiah 6:1-13; Ps 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11
Hymns: 103–Holy God, We Praise Your Name; 451–The Sending,
Lord, Springs; 443–Hark! the Voice of Jesus Crying
Monthly Prayer Focus for January
Local Church Focus: First Church of Christ, Bradford – Danny Ovalle, pastor
Missions Focus: Pregnancy Care Center of Merrimack Valley and Southern NH
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 January
Romans 3:21-24 (ESV) – 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Catechism: An Outline of the Faith
Q. What do we mean when we say that Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and became incarnate from the Virgin Mary?
A. We mean that by God’s own act, his divine Son received our human nature from the Virgin Mary, his mother.
Q. Why did he take our human nature?
A. The divine Son became human, so that in him human beings might be adopted as children of God, and be made heirs of God’s kingdom.
Q. What is the great importance of Jesus’ suffering and death?
A. By his obedience, even to suffering and death, Jesus made the offering which we could not make; in him we are freed from the power of sin and reconciled to God.
Q. What is the significance of Jesus’ resurrection?
A. By his resurrection, Jesus overcame death and opened for us the way of eternal life.