The Bell Ringer – October 30, 2022

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, October 30, 2022

Midweek Meetings on Wednesdays at 7 pm

Prayer Meetings – 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 Next Sunday, November 6, 2022

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

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

Day:        All Saints’ Sunday (Nov 1 – All Saints’ Day)

Color:      White – for resurrection hope in Christ

All Saints’ Sunday, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 27

Lectionary: Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thess. 2:1-5,13-17; Luke 20:27-38

Hymns: 358 – For All the Saints; 426 – Till He Come; 100 – Holy, Holy, Holy

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

Nov 6   All Saints Sun.* Nov 27 Advent I–Hope    Dec 18  Advent IV–Peace*

Nov 13 Persecuted Church Dec 4   Advent II–Love* Dec 25  Christmas Day

Nov 20  Christ the King*  Dec 11 Advent III–Joy    Jan 1     Holy Name of Jesus*

* 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–Pr Felix Rodriguez Rijo

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 92-95 – hymnal page 876

Catechism: Outline of the Faith

Q.  What is the Holy Eucharist?

A.  The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection, until his coming again.

Q.  Why is the Eucharist called a sacrifice?

A.  Because the Eucharist, the Church’s sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, is the way by which the sacrifice of Christ is made present, and in which he unites us to his one offering of himself.

Q.  By what other names is this service known?

A.  The Holy Eucharist is called the Lord’s Supper, and Holy Communion; it is also known as the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, and the Great Offering.

Q.  What is the outward and visible sign in the Eucharist?

A.  The outward and visible sign in the Eucharist is bread and wine, given and received according to Christ’s command.

Q.  What is the inward and spiritual grace given in the Eucharist?

A.  The inward and spiritual grace in the Holy Communion is the Body and Blood of Christ given to his people, and received by faith.

Q.  What are the benefits which we receive in the Lord’s Supper?

A.  The benefits we receive are the forgiveness of our sins, the strengthening of our union with Christ and one another, and the foretaste of the heavenly banquet which is our nourishment in eternal life.

Q.  What is required of us when we come to the Eucharist?

A. It is required that we should examine our lives, repent of our sins, and be in love and charity with all people.

Q.  What other ordinances are often practiced in the Church?

A.  Other rites include confirmation, ordination, holy matrimony, reconciliation (declaration of forgiveness in Christ), and unction (anointing of the sick with oil).

Q.  How do they differ from the two sacraments of the Gospel?

A.  Although they are means of grace, they are not necessary for all persons in the same way that Baptism and the Eucharist are.

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