The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, September 25, 2022
Midweek Meetings on Wednesdays at 7 pm
Prayer Meetings – 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! Schedule will be announced soon.
Lectionary and Hymns for Sunday, October 2, 2022
Season: Ordinary Time – Pentecost to Advent (Jun 6 – Nov 26, 2022)
Color: Green – for the growth of the Kingdom of God
17th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 22
Lectionary: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Ps 37:1-9; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10
Hymns: 23 – God of God, We Sound His Praises; 671 – Forever Trusting in the
Lord; 705 – I Know Whom I Have Believed; Song – Change My Heart, O God
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
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 Jan 1 Holy Name of Jesus
Oct 30 Reformation Dec 4 Advent II – Love* * 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 70-72 – hymnal pp 874-5
Catechism: Outline of the Faith
Q. What is the ministry of the laity?
A. The ministry of lay persons is to represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever they may be; and, according to the gifts given them, to carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world; and to take their place in the life, worship, and governance of the Church.
Q. What is the ministry of the diaconate?
A. The ministry of deacons and deaconesses is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as a servant of those in need; and to assist the clergy in the proclamation of the Gospel and in the pastoral care of the Church.
Q. What is the ministry of pastors?
A. As ordained ministers of Word and Sacrament, pastors – also called elders, presbyters (priests), and overseers (bishops) — are to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as pastor to the people; to guard the faith, unity, and discipline of the Church; to proclaim the Gospel and the Word of God; to administer the sacraments; to bless and declare pardon in the name of God; to act in Christ’s name for the reconciliation of the world and the building up of the Church; and to guide the ordination of others to continue Christ’s ministry.
Q. What is the duty of all Christians?
A. The duty of all Christians is to follow Christ; to come together week by week for corporate worship; and to work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God.