The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
March 6, 2022
First Sunday in Lent
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 9 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 10 Mar 30 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 13
Mar 16 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 11 Apr 6 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 14
Mar 23 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 12 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
Mar 13 2nd Sunday in Lent Apr 3 5th Sunday in Lent*
Mar 20 3rd Sunday in Lent* Apr 10 Palm Sunday
Mar 27 4th Sunday in Lent Apr 17 Easter Sunday
Church Calendar & Lectionary
Season: Lent – 40 days of fasting and 6 Lord’s Days
before Easter Sunday (March 2 – April 16, 2022)
Color: Purple – for repentance
This Sunday: First Sunday in Lent
Sun., Mar 13: Second Sunday in Lent
Lectionary: Genesis 15:1-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1;
Hymns: 457 – Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; 642 – Be Thou My Vision; Morning Has Broken
Monthly Prayer Focus for March
Local Church Focus: Sacred Hearts Parish, Bradford – John Delaney, pastor
Missions Focus: Somebody Cares New England – Marlene Yeo, director
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 March
Romans 5:6-8 (ESV) – 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Catechism: An Outline of the Faith
Q. What are the Holy Scriptures?
A. The Holy Scriptures, commonly called the Bible, are the books of the Old and New Testaments.
Q. What is the Old Testament?
A. The Old Testament consists of books written by the people of the Old Covenant, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to show God at work in nature and history.
Q. What is the New Testament?
A. The New Testament consists of books written by the people of the New Covenant, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to set forth the life and teachings of Jesus and to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom for all people.
Q. Why do we call the Holy Scriptures the Word of God?
A. We call them the Word of God because God inspired their human authors and because God still speaks to us through the Bible.
Q. How do we understand the meaning of the Bible?
A. We understand the meaning of the Bible by the help of the Holy Spirit, who guides the Church in the true interpretation of the Scriptures.