The Bell Ringer – January 22, 2023

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, January 22, 2023

Annual Congregational Meeting – Next 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!

Prayer Meetings – Tuesdays of Jan. 31 and Feb. 7

In person and on Zoom.

Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, January 29, 2023

Ordinary Time after the Epiphany and before Lent (2023: Jan 7 – Feb 21)

Color:      Green – for growth in Christ

4th Sunday after the Epiphany, January 29 – Church Covenant Sunday

Lectionary:  Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12

Hymns: 347 – The Church’s One Foundation; 563 – What Kind of Man Can Live in the World; 352 – Renew Thy Church, Her Ministries Restore; 355 – We Are God’s People

Email –; Web site –

Facebook site –

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 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

Mar 5   Lent II*

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          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 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 meant by the Messiah?

A.  The Messiah is one sent by God to free us from the power of sin, so that with the help of God we may live in

harmony with God, within ourselves, with our neighbors, and with all creation.

Q.  Who do we believe is the Messiah?

A.  The Messiah, or Christ, is Jesus of Nazareth, the only Son of God.

God the Son

Q.  What do we mean when we say that Jesus is the only Son of God?

A.  We mean that Jesus is the only perfect image of the Father and shows us the nature of God.

Q.  What is the nature of God revealed in Jesus?

A.  God is love.


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