The Bell Ringer – August 28, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, August 28, 2022

Weekly Bulletin – 12th Sunday after Pentecost

Hymns and Songs

Opening Hymn 480   Come, for the Feast Is Spread                      SOMETHING FOR JESUS

Response Hymn 644, verse 2                                                                   ST LEONARDS

May the Word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour, so that all may see I triumph only through his pow’r.

Songs      Hymn requests

Closing Hymn 387   Now May He Who from the Dead                          MERCY

Gathering Prayer (Proper 17 Collect)

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; 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

Proverbs 25:6-7     Psalm 112     Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16     Luke 14:1-14

Sermon – “Very Different Values”

Lectionary and Hymns for Sunday, September 4, 2022

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

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

13th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18

Lectionary:  Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 1; Philemon; Luke 14:25-33

Hymns: 53 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; 591 – Jesus Calls Us;

584 – Go, Labor On

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

Sep 4,11,18,25    13-16 Pentecost

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

Midweek Prayer Schedule for Summer 2022

This Wednesday, August 31 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 53-56 – hymnal page 873

Catechism: Outline of the Faith

Q.  What is the Holy Spirit?

A.  The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity, God at work in the world and in the Church even now.

Q.  How is the Holy Spirit revealed in the Old Covenant?

A.  The Holy Spirit is revealed in the Old Covenant as the giver of life, the One who spoke through the prophets.

Q.  How is the Holy Spirit revealed in the New Covenant?

A.  The Holy Spirit is revealed as the Lord who leads us into all truth and enables us to grow in the likeness of Christ.

Q.  How do we recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives?

A.  We recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit when we confess Jesus Christ as Lord and are brought into love and harmony with God, with ourselves, with our neighbors, and with all creation.

Q. How do we recognize the truths taught by the Holy Spirit?

A.  We recognize truths to be taught by the Holy Spirit when they are in accord with the Scriptures.

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