The Bell Ringer – August 14, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, August 14, 2022

Weekly Bulletin – 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Hymns and Songs

Opening Hymn 173   Praise Him! Praise Him!                                                     JOYFUL SONG

Response Hymn 597, verse 3                                                                    GIFT OF LOVE

Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control, our spirits long to be made whole. Let inward love guide every deed; by this we worship and are freed.

Songs      Hymn requests

Closing Hymn 528   My Faith Looks Up to Thee                                   OLIVET

Gathering Prayer (Proper 15 Collect)

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture Readings and Sermon

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

Sermon – “The Sword of the Lord”

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:  Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17

Hymns:  76 – Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven; 644 – May the Mind of

Christ My Savior (Response); 425 – Bread of the World in Mercy Broken

(Communion); 44 – How Great Thou Art

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 21; Aug 28; Sep 4    11-13 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 45-48–hymnal pages 872-3

Catechism: Outline of the Faith

Q.  What did the Messiah promise in the New Covenant?

A.  Christ promised to bring us into the kingdom of God and give life in all its fullness.

Q.  What response did Christ require?

A.  Christ commanded us to believe in him and to keep his commandments.

Q.  What are the commandments taught by Christ?

A.  Christ taught us the Summary of the Law and gave us the New Commandment.

Q.  What is the Summary of the Law?

A.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Q.  What is the New Commandment?

A.  The New Commandment is that we love one another as Christ loved us.

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