The Bell Ringer – Lord’s Day, September 4, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, September 4, 2022

Happy Labor Day!

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.

Weekly Catechism

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.

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