The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, October 16, 2022
Church Choir Has Begun
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
This class is primarily for people considering church membership, but all are welcome! Schedule will be announced soon.
Lectionary and Hymns for Sunday, October 23, 2022
Season: Ordinary Time – Pentecost to Advent (Jun 6 – Nov 26, 2022)
Color: Green – for the growth of the Kingdom of God
20th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 25
Lectionary: Jer. 14:7-10,19-22; Ps 84:1-7; 2 Tim. 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14
Hymns: 375 – Lord of the Worlds Above; 489 – Lord, like the Publican I Stand
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 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* Jan 1 Holy Name of Jesus*
Nov 13 Persecuted Church Dec 11 Advent III–Joy * Communion
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 84-87 – hymnal pp. 875-6
Catechism: Outline of the Faith
Q. What is corporate worship?
A. In corporate worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear God’s Word, to offer prayer, and to celebrate the sacraments.
Q. What are the sacraments?
A. The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.
Q. What is grace?
A. Grace is God’s favor toward us, unearned and undeserved; by grace God forgives our sins, enlightens our minds, stirs our hearts, and strengthens our wills.
Q. What are the two great sacraments of the Gospel?
A. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.