The Bell Ringer – September 18, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, September 18, 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! We will schedule the sessions according to people’s availability.

Lectionary and Hymns for Sunday, September 25, 2022

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

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

16th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 21

Lectionary:  Amos 6:1a,4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31

Hymns: 57– Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah, O My Soul; 581 – Fight the Good Fight

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 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

Oct 23  20 Pentecost        Nov 27  Advent I – Hope              * Communion

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 67-69 – hymnal page 874

Catechism: Outline of the Faith

Q.  What is the mission of the Church?

A.  The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

Q.  How does the Church pursue its mission?

A.  The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love.

The Ministry

Q.  Through whom does the Church carry out its mission?

A.  The church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.

Q.  Who are the ministers of the Church?

A. The ministers of the Church are lay persons, deacons, and pastors.

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