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
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 – 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 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.
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.