The Bell Ringer – October 2, 2022

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

Membership Class

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

* Communion

Web site – wardhillchurch.org           

Facebook site – facebook.com/wardhillchurch

Email – wardhillchurch@gmail.com

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.

Weekly Catechism

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.

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