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.
Email – email@example.com
Look us up on Facebook, Twitter, and wardhillchurch.org!
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
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site – wardhillchurch.org
Facebook site – facebook.com/wardhillchurch
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
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 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.