The Bell Ringer – August 7, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, August 7, 2022

Weekly Bulletin – 9th Sunday after Pentecost

Hymns and Songs

Opening Hymn 316   The Mighty God, the Lord                                                     DIADEMATA

Response Hymn 597, verse 2                                                                    GIFT OF LOVE

Though I may give all I possess, and striving so my love profess, but not be giv’n by love within, the profit soon turns strangely thin.

Songs      Hymn requests

Communion Hymn 430   I Hunger and I Thirst                         DOLOMITE CHANT

Closing Hymn 327   One Day He’s Coming                                                               CHAPMAN

Gathering Prayer (Proper 14 Collect)

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; 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 15:1-6    Psalm 33:12-22    Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16   Luke 12:32-40

Sermon – “Watching for Jesus…or Your Wallet?”

Lectionary and Hymns for Sunday, August 14, 2022

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

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

10th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 15

Lectionary: Jeremiah 23:23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56

Hymns:  173 – Praise Him! Praise Him!; 528 – My Faith Looks Up to Thee

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

Aug 14; Aug 21; Aug 28; Sep 4   10-13 Pentecost

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

Midweek Prayer Schedule for Summer 2022

Wednesday, August 24 at 7 pm

Monthly Prayer Focus for August

Local Church Focus:  Free Christian Church, Andover – Jon Paul, pastor

Missions Focus:  Missionary Air Group – Sean and Deb Donnelly

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 August

2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Galatians 5:22,23 (ESV) – 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Weekly Catechism

Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 42-44–hymnal pages 872

Catechism: Outline of the Faith

Q.  What do we mean when we say that he descended to the dead?

A.  We mean that he went to the departed and offered them also the benefits of redemption.

Q.  What do we mean when we say that he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father?

A.  We mean that Jesus took our human nature into heaven where he now reigns with the Father and intercedes for us.

Q.  How can we share in his victory over sin, suffering, and death?

A.  We share in his victory when we are baptized into the New Covenant and become living members of Christ.

The New Covenant

Q.  What is the New Covenant?

A.  The New Covenant is the new relationship with God given by Jesus Christ, the Messiah, to the apostles; and, through them, to all who believe in him.

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