The Bell Ringer – February 5, 2023

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, February 5, 2023

5th Sunday after the Epiphany and 3rd before Lent

Thank you for a Great Annual Congregational Meeting!

Thank you for your presence at the meeting. God was truly with us.

Now let’s pray that God will continue to guide and strengthen us in 2023!

Prayer Meeting – This Tuesday, February 7 at 7 pm

In person and on Zoom.

VISITORS – Thank you for joining us. We very much appreciate your presence, and we hope you feel at home with us. If you have any questions, please ask. We hope to see you again soon.

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Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, February 12, 2023

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

Color:      Green – for growth in Christ

6th Sunday after the Epiphany and 2nd before Lent, February 12

Lectionary: Deut. 30:15-20; Ps 119:1-8; 1 Cor. 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37

Hymns: 24 – Vast the Immensity, Mirror of Majesty ; 74 – God Is Working His Purpose Out; Song – Thy Word Have I Hid in My Heart

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Lord’s Day Schedule through Pentecost

Service – 10 am (Lord’s Supper observed on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)

Fellowship & Study – 11 am to 12 noon          * Communion

Feb 12  6 Epiphany & 2 before Lent      Apr 9    Easter Day–Christ’s Resurrection

Feb 19  Transfiguration of Christ*         Apr 16  Easter II*

Feb 26  Lent I                                       Apr 23  Easter III

Mar 5   Lent II*                                    Apr 30  Easter IV–Good Shepherd

Mar 12 Lent III                                     May 7   Easter V*

Mar 19 Lent IV*                                   May 14 Easter VI (Mother’s Day)

Mar 26 Lent V                                      May 21 Easter VII–Ascension Sunday*

Apr 2    Palm Sunday*                           May 28 Pentecost

Monthly Prayer Focus for February

Local Church Focus:  Calvary Baptist Church, Haverhill – Kenneth Young, pastor

Missions Focus:  New Brothers Fellowship (Doug and Caroline Gregan)

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 February

Romans 6:22-23 (ESV) – 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Weekly Catechism: Outline of the Faith

Q.  What do we mean when we say that he descended to the dead?

A.  We mean that he went to the departed and offered them also the benefits of redemption.

Q.  What do we mean when we say that he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father?

A.  We mean that Jesus took our human nature into heaven where he now reigns with the Father and intercedes for us.

Q.  How can we share in his victory over sin, suffering, and death?

A.  We share in his victory when we are baptized into the New Covenant and become living members of Christ.

Q.  What is the New Covenant?

A.  The New Covenant is the new relationship with God given by Jesus Christ, the Messiah, to the apostles; and, through them, to all who believe in him.


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