The Bell Ringer – October 9, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, October 9, 2022

Church Choir Begins Today

All are welcome! If you are interested in joining choir, please see Erin. Rehearsals will normally begin at 9:00 or 9:15 am.

Haverhill Trick-or-Treat Night

Except for a bad weather event, Haverhill’s Trick-or-Treat Night is Saturday, October 29 between 5 and 7 pm. Keeping our grand tradition, we will be opening our church to the neighborhood! Can you help by donating candy, preparing for the event, and/or being there that night? Thank you!

Midweek Meetings on Wednesdays at 7 pm

Prayer Meetings – Oct 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 16, 2022

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

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

19th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 24

Lectionary:  Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8

Hymns:  147 – O God of Light, Your Word a Lamp Unfailing; 425 – Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured; 595 – Let Your Heart Be Broken

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 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

Nov 6   All Saints Sun.* Dec 4   Advent II–Love*                               * Communion

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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          National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255 or 988

Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (; Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (

Global Crisis Help:  World Relief –

Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA–

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 79-83 – hymnal page 875

Catechism: Outline of the Faith

Q.  What is adoration?

A.  Adoration is the lifting up of the heart and mind to God, asking nothing but to enjoy God’s presence.

Q.  Why do we praise God?

A.  We praise God, not to obtain anything, but because God’s Being draws praise from us.

Q.  For what do we offer thanksgiving?

A.  Thanksgiving is offered to God for all the blessings of this life, for our redemption, and for whatever draws us closer to God.

Q.  What is penitence?

A.  In penitence, we confess our sins and make restitution where possible, with the intention to amend our lives.

Q.  What is prayer of oblation?

A.  Oblation is an offering of ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ, for the purposes of God.

Q.  What are intercession and petition?

A.  Intercession brings before God the needs of others; in petition, we present our own needs, that God’s will may be done.


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