The Bell Ringer – July 3, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, July 3, 2022

Happy 4th of July!

Weekly Bulletin – 4th Sunday after Pentecost

Hymns and Songs

Opening Hymn   Hymn 438   All Lands, to God in Joyful Sounds         MILES LANE

Response             Hymn 726                                                                            IVERSON

Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on me. Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on me. Break me, melt me, mold me, use me. Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on me.

Songs                  Hymn requests

Closing Hymn   Hymn 264   Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross   NEAR THE CROSS

Special Day:  Independence Day – “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Gathering Prayer (Proper 9 Collect)

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; 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

Isaiah 66:10-24     Psalm 66     Galatians 6:1-16     Luke 10:1-20

Sermon – “Power and Authority”

Lectionary and Hymns for Sunday, July 10, 2022

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

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

5th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 10

Lectionary:     Deut. 30:9-14; Ps 25:1-10; Col. 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37

Hymns:           7 – From All that Dwell below the Skies; 693 – Blessed Assurance

Lord’s Day Schedule

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 10; 17, 24; 31          5-8 Pentecost

wardhillchurch.org      facebook.com/wardhill; wardhillchurch@gmail.com

Midweek Prayer Schedule for Summer 2022

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

Wednesday, August 3 at 7 pm

Monthly Prayer Focus for July

Local Church Focus:  1st Congregational Ch., Boxford – Andrew James, pastor

Missions Focus:  Partners in Development, Haiti and Guatemala

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 (www.egc.org/refugee)

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief – worldrelief.org

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA – opendoorsusa.org

Monthly Scripture Memory for July

Matthew 7:12 (ESV) – “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

Luke 10:27 (ESV) – And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Weekly Catechism

Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 20-23–hymnal pages 870-1

Catechism: Outline of the Faith

Q.  What are the Ten Commandments?

A.  The Ten Commandments are the laws given to Moses and the people of Israel.

Q.  What do we learn from these commandments?

A.  We learn two things: our duty to God, and our duty to our neighbors.

Q.  What is our duty to God?

A.  Our duty is to believe and trust in God;

I – To love and obey God and to bring others to know him;

II – To put nothing in the place of God;

II – To show God respect in thought, word, and deed;

IV – And to set aside regular times for worship, prayer, and the study of God’s ways.

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