The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, January 15, 2023
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday!
Annual Congregational Meeting – Sunday, January 29
The meeting will be after the morning service and a luncheon. All are welcome, and we need as many voting members as possible – thank you!
Church Committee Meetings To Be Scheduled
Board of Trustees and Missions Committee
Prayer Meetings – Tuesdays of Jan. 24, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7
In person and on Zoom.
Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, January 22, 2023
Ordinary Time after the Epiphany and before Lent (2023: Jan 7 – Feb 21)
Color: Green – for growth in Christ
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany, January 22 – Sanctity of Human Life
Lectionary: Isaiah 9:1-4; Ps. 27:1,4-9; 1 Cor. 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23
Hymns: 53 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; 131 – Children of the Heavenly Father; 591 – Jesus Calls Us
Lord’s Day Schedule through Easter Sunday
Service – 10 am (Lord’s Supper observed on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)
Fellowship & Study – 11 am to 12 noon * Communion
Jan 22 3 Epiphany – Sanctity of Human Life Mar 5 Lent II*
Jan 29 4 Epiphany* – Church Covenant Mar 12 Lent III
Feb 5 5 Epiphany & 3 before Lent* Mar 19 Lent IV*
Feb 12 6 Epiphany & 2 before Lent Mar 26 Lent V
Feb 19 Transfiguration of Christ* Apr 2 Palm Sunday*
Feb 26 Lent I Apr 9 Easter Sunday
Email – email@example.com; Web site – wardhillchurch.org
Facebook site – facebook.com/wardhillchurch
Monthly Prayer Focus for January
Local Church Focus: First Church of Christ, Bradford – Danny Ovalle, pastor
Missions Focus: Pregnancy Care Center
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 January
Romans 3:21-24 (ESV) – 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Weekly Catechism: Outline of the Faith
Q. What is sin?
A. Sin is the seeking of our own will instead of the will of God, thus distorting our relationship with God, with other people, and with all creation.
Q. How does sin have power over us?
A. Sin has power over us because we lose our liberty when our relationship with God is distorted.
Q. What is redemption?
A. Redemption is the act of God which sets us free from the power of evil, sin, and death.
Q. How did God prepare us for redemption?
A. God sent the prophets to call us back to himself, to show us our need for redemption, and to announce the coming of the Messiah.