The Bell Ringer – February 20, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

February 20, 2022 – 7th 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 Lent

Feb 23  BREAK                                     Mar 23 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 12

Mar 2   Ash Wednesday Prayer              Mar 30 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 13

Mar 9   Prayer & Book Study—Ch 10    Apr 6    Prayer & Book Study—Ch 14

Mar 16 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 11    Apr 13  Break for Holy Week Services

Lord’s Day Schedule through Easter Sunday

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 27  Transfiguration Sunday             Mar 27 4th Sunday in Lent

Mar 6   1st Sunday in Lent*                   Apr 3    5th Sunday in Lent*

Mar 13 2nd Sunday in Lent                    Apr 10  Palm Sunday

Mar 20 3rd Sunday in Lent*                   Apr 17  Easter Sunday

Church Calendar & Lectionary

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

Color:              Green – for growth in Christ

This Sunday:   7th Sunday after the Epiphany and 2nd before Lent

Next Sunday:  Last Sunday after the Epiphany and before Lent

Lectionary:     Exodus 34:29-35; Ps 99; 2 Cor. 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-43a

Hymns:           2 – O Worship the King; 292 – Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord

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

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 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.  Where may we find what Christians believe about Christ?

A.  What Christians believe about Christ is found in the Scriptures and summed up in the creeds.

Q.  What are the creeds?

A.  The creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God.

Q.  How many creeds does this Church use in its worship?

A.  This Church uses two creeds: The Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.

Q.  What is the Apostles’ Creed?

A.  The Apostles’ Creed is the ancient creed of Baptism; it is used in the Church’s daily worship to recall our Baptismal Covenant.

Q.  What is the Nicene Creed?

A.  The Nicene Creed is the creed of the universal Church and is used at the Eucharist.

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