The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer – The Lord’s Day, September 11, 2022
Midweek Meetings on Wednesdays at 7 pm
Prayer Meetings – Sep 21; Oct 5 & 19; Nov 2 & 16
Thanksgiving Service – Eve of Thanksgiving Day, November 23
Advent Supper and Decorating Night – November 30 at 6 PM
“Blue Christmas” Advent Service of Hope – December 14
This class is primarily for people considering church membership, but all are welcome! There are three sessions and will meet during the weeks starting Sep 25-Oct 1, Oct 9-15, and Oct 23-29.
Lectionary and Hymns for Sunday, September 18, 2022
Season: Ordinary Time – Pentecost to Advent (Jun 6 – Nov 26, 2022)
Color: Green – for the growth of the Kingdom of God
15th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 20
Lectionary: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13
Hymns: 55 – To God Be the Glory; 428 – Not Worthy, Lord; 561 – Lord, Speak
to Me That I May Speak; Song – How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
Lord’s Day Schedule
Service – 10 am (Lord’s Supper observed on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)
Fellowship & Study – 11 am to 12 noon
Sep 18 15 Pentecost Oct 23 20 Pentecost Nov 27 Advent I – Hope
Sep 25 16 Pentecost Oct 30 Reformation Dec 4 Advent II – Love
Oct 2 17 Pentecost Nov 6 All Saints Sun. Dec 11 Advent III – Joy
Oct 9 18 Pentecost Nov 13 Persecuted Church Dec 18 Advent IV – Peace
Oct 16 19 Pentecost Nov 20 Christ the King Dec 25 Christmas Day
Web site – wardhillchurch.org
Facebook site – facebook.com/wardhillchurch
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 63-66 – hymnal page 874
Catechism: Outline of the Faith
Q. What is the Church?
A. The Church is the community of the New Covenant.
Q. How is the Church described in the Bible?
A. The Church is described as the Body of which Jesus Christ is the Head and of which all baptized persons are members. It is called the People of God, the New Israel, a holy nation, a royal priesthood, and the pillar and ground of truth.
Q. How is the Church described in the creeds?
A. The Church is described as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.
Q. Why is the Church described as one?
A. The Church is one, because it is one Body, under one Head, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Q. Why is the Church described as holy?
A. The Church is holy, because the Holy Spirit dwells in it, consecrates its members, and guides them to do God’s work.
Q. Why is the Church described as catholic?
A. The Church is catholic, because it proclaims the whole Faith to all people, to the end of time.
Q. Why is the Church described as apostolic?
A. The Church is apostolic, because it continues in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles and is sent to carry out Christ’s mission to all people.