The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, October 2, 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 9, 2022
Season: Ordinary Time – Pentecost to Advent (Jun 6 – Nov 26, 2022)
Color: Green – for the growth of the Kingdom of God
18th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 23
Lectionary: 2 Kings 5:1-3,7-15c; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19
Hymns: 30 – O God of God, Our Help in Ages Past; 478 – I Love to Tell the
Story; 32 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness
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 9 18 Pentecost Nov 6 All Saints Sun.* Dec 4 Advent II – Love*
Oct 16 19 Pentecost* Nov 13 Persecuted Church Dec 11 Advent III – Joy
Oct 23 20 Pentecost Nov 20 Christ the King* Dec 18 Advent IV – Peace*
Oct 30 Reformation Nov 27 Advent I – Hope Dec 25 Christmas Day
Web site – wardhillchurch.org
Facebook site – facebook.com/wardhillchurch
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Prayer Focus for October
Local Church Focus: Primera Iglesia Biblica Bautista – Felix Rodriguez Rijo, pastor
Missions Focus: Community Meals, Haverhill
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 October
2 Timothy 3:16,17 (ESV) – 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 73-78 – hymnal page 875
Catechism: Outline of the Faith
Q. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.
Q. What is Christian Prayer?
A. Christian prayer is response to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Q. What prayer did Christ teach us?
A. Our Lord gave us the example of prayer known as the Lord’s Prayer.
Q. What are the principal kinds of prayer?
A. The principal kinds of prayer are adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation (or offering), intercession, and petition.