The Bell Ringer – Lord’s Day, July 24, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, July 24, 2022

Weekly Bulletin – 7th Sunday after Pentecost

Hymns and Songs

Opening Hymn 660   O God beyond All Praising                                           THAXTED

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 108   Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right              WAS GOTT TUT

Gathering Prayer (Proper 12 Collect)

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; 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

Genesis 18:20-32     Psalm 138     Colossians 2:6-19     Luke 10:1-13

Sermon – “Holy, Good, and Merciful”

Lectionary and Hymns for Sunday, July 31, 2022

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

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

8th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 13

Lectionary: Ecclesiastes 1:2,12-14; 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-12;

      Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21

Hymns: 4 – All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above; 352 – Renew Thy

Church, Her Ministries Restore; 597 – Though I May Speak

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 31; Aug 7; Aug 14; Aug 21; Aug 28  8-12 Pentecost

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

Midweek Prayer Schedule for Summer 2022

Wednesday, August 3 at 7 pm            Wednesday, August 24 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 or 988

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 33-36–hymnal pages 871-2

Catechism: Outline of the Faith

Q.  What is meant by the Messiah?

A.  The Messiah is one sent by God to free us from the power of sin, so that with the help of God we may live in

harmony with God, within ourselves, with our neighbors, and with all creation.

Q.  Who do we believe is the Messiah?

A.  The Messiah, or Christ, is Jesus of Nazareth, the only Son of God.

God the Son

Q.  What do we mean when we say that Jesus is the only Son of God?

A.  We mean that Jesus is the only perfect image of the Father and shows us the nature of God.

Q.  What is the nature of God revealed in Jesus?

A.  God is love.

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