The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, January 29, 2023
Annual Congregational Meeting – TODAY
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 Meeting – This Tuesday, January 31 at 7 pm
In person and on Zoom. Next meeting: Tuesday, February 7
Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, February 5, 2023
Ordinary Time between the Epiphany and Lent (2023: Jan 7 – Feb 21)
Color: Green – for growth in Christ
5th Sunday after the Epiphany and 3rd before Lent, February 5
Lectionary: Isaiah 58:1-12; Ps 112; 1 Cor. 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20
Hymns: 392 – O Day of Rest and Gladness; 317 – Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying; 592 – Jesus Bids Us Shine
Email – email@example.com; Web site – wardhillchurch.org
Facebook site – facebook.com/wardhillchurch
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
Feb 5 5 Epiphany & 3 before Lent* Mar 12 Lent III
Feb 12 6 Epiphany & 2 before Lent Mar 19 Lent IV*
Feb 19 Transfiguration of Christ* Mar 26 Lent V
Feb 26 Lent I Apr 2 Palm Sunday*
Mar 5 Lent II* Apr 9 Easter Sunday
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 do we mean when we say that Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and became incarnate from the Virgin Mary?
A. We mean that by God’s own act, his divine Son received our human nature from the Virgin Mary, his mother.
Q. Why did he take our human nature?
A. The divine Son became human, so that in him human beings might be adopted as children of God and be made heirs of God’s kingdom.
Q. What is the great importance of Jesus’ suffering and death?
A. By his obedience, even to suffering and death, Jesus made the offering which we could not make; in him we are freed from the power of sin and reconciled to God.
Q. What is the significance of Jesus’ resurrection?
A. By his resurrection, Jesus overcame death and opened for us the way of eternal life.