The Bell Ringer – March 6, 2022

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;

Luke 13:31-35

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.

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