The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, November 20, 2022
Christ Jesus is King!
Thanksgiving Eve Service – This Wednesday at 7 pm
Come, let us give thanks to the Lord together! For He has done great things for us! We will be singing great Thanksgiving hymns with praise and thanksgiving in our hearts.
Advent Supper & Decorating Night – Wed., Nov. 30 at 6 pm
The potluck is back! Let’s ring in the Advent and Christmas seasons together through food, fellowship and decorating.
“Blue Christmas” Advent Service of Hope – Wed., Dec. 14 at 7 pm
Christmas can be a difficult season as well as a festive one. The season brings to mind all those we have loved and lost over the years. In this service of healing and hope, we will remember those we have lost with trust in God’s comfort and mercy.
Lectionary and Hymns for Thanksgiving 2022
Season: Ordinary Time – Pentecost to Advent (Jun 6 – Nov 26, 2022)
Color: Green – for the growth of the Kingdom of God
Thanksgiving, November 24, 2022
Lectionary: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4-9; John 6:25-35
Hymns: 715 – Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; 98 – Now Thank We All Our
God; 716 – Sing to the Lord of Harvest; 714 – We Plow the Fields
Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, November 27, 2022
Season: Advent (November 27 to December 24, 2022)
Color: Purple – to prepare our hearts of the Coming King
First Sunday of Advent – Hope
Lectionary: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44
Hymns: 318 – Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending; 194 – O Come, O Come,
Emmanuel; 328 – My Lord, What a Mourning; 327 – One Day He’s Coming
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 27 Advent I – Hope Dec 25 Nativity of Christ – Christmas
Dec 4 Advent II – Love* Jan 1 Holy Name of Jesus Day*
Dec 11 Advent III – Joy Jan 8 Baptist of Christ Sunday
Dec 18 Advent IV – Peace* * Communion
Web site – wardhillchurch.org ;
Facebook site – facebook.com/wardhillchurch
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Prayer Focus for November
Local Church Focus: First Baptist Church, Haverhill–Rick Harrington, pastor
Missions Focus: Cru Mission
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 November
Philippians 4:6-8 (ESV) – 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 105-107 – hymnal page 877
Catechism: Outline of the Faith
Q. What do we mean by the resurrection of the body?
A. We mean that God will raise us from death in the fullness of our being, that we may live with Christ in the communion of the saints.
Q. What is the communion of saints?
A. The communion of saints is the whole family of God, the living and the dead, those whom we love and those whom we hurt, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise.
Q. What do we mean by everlasting life?
A. By everlasting life, we mean a new existence, in which we are united with all the people of God, in the joy of fully knowing and loving God and each other.
Q. What, then, is our assurance as Christians?A. Our assurance as Christians is that nothing, not even death, shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.