The Bell Ringer – March 13, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

March 13, 2022

Second 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

Tuesday, Mar 15 – Prayer & Book Study—Ch 11 – NOTE: Date Change

Mar 23 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 12    Apr 6    Prayer & Book Study—Ch 14

Mar 30 Prayer & Book Study—Ch 13    Apr 13  Break for Holy Week Services

Lord’s Day Schedule through Easter Sunday

Service – 10 am; Christian Fellowship and Education – 11 am

Holy Communion celebrated every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month

Facebook Live Simulcast at 10 am on 1st Sunday of the month

Facebook Live Online Service at 8 am except on 1st Sunday of the month

* includes Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

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

Mar 27 4th Sunday in Lent         Apr 17  Easter Sunday

Apr 3    5th Sunday in Lent*

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: Second Sunday in Lent

Sun., Mar 20:  Third Sunday in Lent

Lectionary:     Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13;

Luke 13:1-9

Hymns:           252 – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross; 424 – Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless; 499 – Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me; 481 – Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus

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 is the Church?

A.  The Church is the community of the New Covenant.

Q.  How is the Church described in the Bible?

A.  The Church is described as the Body of which Jesus Christ is the Head and of which all baptized persons are members. It is called the People of God, the New Israel, a holy nation, a royal priesthood, and the pillar and ground of truth.

Q.  How is the Church described in the creeds?

A.  The Church is described as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.

Q.  Why is the Church described as one?

A.  The Church is one, because it is one Body, under one Head, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Q.  Why is the Church described as holy?

A.  The Church is holy, because the Holy Spirit dwells in it, consecrates its members, and guides them to do God’s work.

Q.  Why is the Church described as catholic?

A.  The Church is catholic, because it proclaims the whole Faith to all people, to the end of time.

Q.  Why is the Church described as apostolic?

A.  The Church is apostolic, because it continues in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles and is sent to carry out Christ’s mission to all people.

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