The Bell Ringer – September 11, 2022

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

Membership Class

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 – wardhillchurch@gmail.com

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 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.

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