The Bell Ringer – February 6, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – February 6, 2022 – 5th Sunday after Epiphany

Midweek Prayer & Book Study – Wednesdays at 7 pm

We are studying David Teague’s Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries.   In person or on Zoom!

Midweek Schedule through the End of June

Feb 9    Prayer & Book Study–Ch 8       Apr 20  BREAK

Feb 16  Prayer & Book Study–Ch 9       Apr 27  Prayer & Book Study—Ch 15

Feb 23  BREAK                                     May 4   Prayer & Book Study—Ch 16

Mar 2   Ash Wednesday Prayer              May 11 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 17

Mar 9   Prayer & Book Study—Ch 10    May 18 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 18

Mar 16 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 11    May 25 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 19

Mar 23 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 12    Jun 1    BREAK

Mar 30 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 13    Jun 8    Prayer & Book Study—Ch 20

Apr 6    Prayer & Book Study—Ch 14    Jun 15  Prayer & Book Study—Ch 21

Apr 13  Break for Holy Week Services   Jun 22/29   BREAK

Lord’s Day Schedule through the End of June

8 am – Online Service (Facebook Live)

10 am – In-Person Service

11 am – Christian Education and Fellowship

* includes Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Feb 13  6 Epiphany                   Apr 24  Easter II

Feb 20  7 Epiphany*                 May 1   Easter III*

Feb 27  Transfiguration             May 8   Easter IV-Good Shepherd (Mother’s Day)

Mar 6   Lent I*                         May 15 Easter V*

Mar 13 Lent II                          May 22 Easter VI

Mar 20 Lent III*                       May 29 Easter VII-Ascension Sunday

Mar 27 Lent IV                         Jun 5    Pentecost*

Apr 3    Lent V*                        Jun 12  Trinity Sunday (Children’s Sunday)

Apr 10  Palm Sunday                Jun 19  2 Pentecost (Father’s Day)

Apr 17  Ester Sunday                Jun 26  3 Pentecost

Church Calendar & Lectionary

Season:           Ordinary Time after the Epiphany (Jan 7-Mar 1, 2022)

Color:              Green – for growth in Christ

This Sunday:   5th Sunday after the Epiphany

Next Sunday:  6th Sunday after the Epiphany and 3rd before Lent

Lectionary:     Jeremiah 17:5-10; Ps 1; 1 Cor. 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26

Hymns:           23–God of Gods, We Sound His Praises; 527–Beatitudes

Monthly Prayer Focus for February

Local Church Focus:  Calvary Baptist Ch., Haverhill – Kenneth Young, pastor

Missions Focus: New Brothers Fellowship – Doug and Caroline Gregan

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 February

Romans 6:22-23 (ESV) – 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Catechism: An Outline of the Faith

Q.  What do we mean when we say that he descended to the dead?

A.  We mean that he went to the departed and offered them also the benefits of redemption.

Q.  What do we mean when we say that he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father?

A.  We mean that Jesus took our human nature into heaven where he now reigns with the Father and intercedes for us.

Q.  How can we share in his victory over sin, suffering, and death?

A.  We share in his victory when we are baptized into the New Covenant and become living members of Christ.

Q.  What is the New Covenant?

A.  The New Covenant is the new relationship with God given by Jesus Christ, the Messiah, to the apostles; and, through them, to all who believe in him.

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