The Bell Ringer – January 30, 2022

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          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 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.

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