The Bell Ringer – February 27, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

February 27, 2022 – Transfiguration Sunday

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

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

Mar 23 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 12

Lord’s Day Schedule through Palm 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

Mar 6   1st Sunday in Lent*                   Mar 27 4th Sunday in Lent

Mar 13 2nd Sunday in Lent                    Apr 3    5th Sunday in Lent*

Mar 20 3rd Sunday in Lent*                   Apr 10  Palm Sunday

Church Calendar & Lectionary

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

Color:              Green – for growth in Christ

This Sunday:   Transfiguration of Christ – Last Sunday after the

Epiphany and before Lent

Color:              White – for the glory of Christ

Next Season:   Lent – 40 days of fasting and 6 Lord’s Days

before Easter Sunday (March 2 – April 16, 2022)

Color:              Purple – for repentance

Wed., Mar. 2:  First Day of Lent (Ash Wednesday)

Lectionary:     Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10;

Matthew 6:1-6,16-21

Hymns:           486 – God, Be Merciful to Me; 254 – Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed

Sun., Mar 6:    First Sunday in Lent

Lectionary:     Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Ps 91:1-2,9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13

Hymns:           598 – Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah; 428 – Not Worthy, Lord!; 654 – O Jesus, I Have Promised; Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights

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.  What is the Holy Spirit?

A.  The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity, God at work in the world and in the Church even now.

Q.  How is the Holy Spirit revealed in the Old Covenant?

A.  The Holy Spirit is revealed in the Old Covenant as the giver of life, the One who spoke through the prophets.

Q.  How is the Holy Spirit revealed in the New Covenant?

A.  The Holy Spirit is revealed as the Lord who leads us into all truth and enables us to grow in the likeness of Christ.

Q.  How do we recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives?

A.  We recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit when we confess Jesus Christ as Lord and are brought into love and harmony with God, with ourselves, with our neighbors, and with all creation.

Q. How do we recognize the truths taught by the Holy Spirit?

A.  We recognize truths to be taught by the Holy Spirit when they are in accord with the Scriptures.

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