The Bell Ringer – October 16, 2022

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

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 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

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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 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.


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