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The Lord’s Day, September 4, 2022
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Weekly Bulletin – 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Hymns and Songs
Opening Hymn 53 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty LOBE DEN HERREN
Response Hymn 644, verse 3 ST LEONARDS
May the peace of God my Father rule my life in everything, that I may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing.
Songs Hymn requests
Communion Hymn 591 Jesus Calls Us GALILEE
Closing Hymn 584 Go. Labor On PENTECOST
Gathering Prayer (Proper 18 Collect)
Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Scripture Readings and Sermon
Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon Luke 14:25-33
Sermon – “Cross Purposes”
Lectionary and Hymns for Sunday, September 11, 2022
Season: Ordinary Time – Pentecost to Advent (Jun 6 – Nov 26, 2022)
Color: Green – for the growth of the Kingdom of God
14th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 19
Lectionary: Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10
Hymns: 38–Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise; 467–Wonderful Grace of Jesus
Lord’s Day Schedule Starting September 11, 2022
Service – 10 am (Lord’s Supper observed on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)
Fellowship & Study – 11 am to 12 noon
Sep 11 14 Pentecost Sep 25 16 Pentecost Oct 9 18 Pentecost
Sep 18 15 Pentecost Oct 2 17 Pentecost Oct 16 19 Pentecost
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Midweek Prayer Schedule for Summer 2022
This Wednesday, August 31 at 7 pm
Monthly Prayer Focus for September
Local Church Focus: Riverside Church, Haverhill – Mark Rivera, pastor
Missions Focus: Mercy Ships, Africa
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 September
1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV) – No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 57-62 – hymnal pp 873-4
Catechism: Outline of the Faith
Q. What are the Holy Scriptures?
A. The Holy Scriptures, commonly called the Bible, are the books of the Old and New Testaments; other books, called the Apocrypha, are often included in the Bible.
Q. What is the Old Testament?
A. The Old Testament consists of books written by the people of the Old Covenant, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to show God at work in nature and history.
Q. What is the New Testament?
A. The New Testament consists of books written by the people of the New Covenant, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to set forth the life and teachings of Jesus and to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom for all people.
Q. Why do we call the Holy Scriptures the Word of God?
A. We call them the Word of God because God inspired their human authors and because God still speaks to us through the Bible.
Q. How do we understand the meaning of the Bible?
A. We understand the meaning of the Bible by the help of the Holy Spirit, who guides the Church in the true interpretation of the Scriptures.