The Bell Ringer and Weekly Bulletin – June 26, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, June 26, 2022

3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Weekly Bulletin

Hymns and Songs

Opening Hymn         Hymn 335   Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me      REDHEAD 76

Response                    Hymn 334, verse 4                                               TRENTHAM

Breathe on me, breath of God, so shall I never die,

but live with thee the perfect life of thine eternity.

Songs                          Hymn requests

Closing Hymn           Hymn 692   To You, O Lord, I Fly               LEOMINSTER

Gathering Prayer:  Collect for Proper 8

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings and Sermon

1 Kings 19:15-21        Psalm 16         Galatians 5:1,13-25    Luke 9:51-62

Sermon – “Not Tied Down”

Lectionary and Hymns for Sunday, July 3, 2022

Season:   Ordinary Time – Pentecost to Advent (Jun 6 – Nov 26, 2022)

Color:     Green – for the growth of the Kingdom of God

4th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 9 (Independence Day weekend)

Lectionary:     Isa. 66:1-10; Ps 66:1-9; Gal. 6:1-16; Luke 10:1-11,16-20

Hymns:           438–All Lands, to God in Joyful Sounds; 264–Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross; 359–Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Lord’s Day Schedule for July and August 2022

Service – 10 am (Lord’s Supper observed on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)

Summer Schedule – no scheduled education time after the service

Jul 3     4 Pentecost       Jul 24   7 Pentecost       Aug 14 10 Pentecost

Jul 10   5 Pentecost       Jul 31   8 Pentecost       Aug 21 11 Pentecost

Jul 17   6 Pentecost       Aug 7   9 Pentecost       Aug 28 12 Pentecost

Midweek Prayer Schedule for Summer 2022

Monday, June 27 at 7 pm       Wednesday, August 3 at 7 pm

Thursday, July 14 at 7 pm      Wednesday, August 24 at 7 pm

Monthly Prayer Focus for June

Local Church Focus:  Cong. Ch. Of W. Newbury – Manny Cumplido, pastor

Missions Focus:  Gideons International

Community Resources – Food, Clothing, Shelter, & Other Help          National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (; Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief –

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA –

Monthly Scripture Memory for June

Psalm 119:11,105 (ESV) – 11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Proverbs 3:5,6 (ESV) – 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Weekly Catechism

Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 15-19 – hymnal page 870

Catechism: Outline of the Faith

Q.  What response did God require from the chosen people?

A.  God required the chosen people to be faithful; to love justice, to do mercy, and to walk humbly with their God.

Q.  Where is this Old Covenant to be found?

A.  The covenant with the Hebrew people is to be found in the books which we call the Old Testament.

Q.  Where in the Old Testament is God’s will for us shown most clearly?

A.  God’s will for us is shown most clearly in the Ten Commandments.


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