The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, February 12, 2023
6th Sunday after the Epiphany and 2nd before Lent
Prayer for Turkey and Syria – worldrelief.org
God, In the face of unspeakable tragedy, the suffering of those in our community, and the destruction and loss of life in Syria and Turkey, we pray what the Psalmist wrote in Psalm 10: Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely, you will hear their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed. Comfort the people whose family members and friends have died as a result of these earthquakes. Draw close to them. Equip believers in Syria and Turkey to show the love of Jesus to their neighbors by helping in tangible ways and sharing the hope of the Gospel. Inspire generosity in the hearts of people in the United States and across the world, prompting individuals to give the resources and money needed to help communities rebuild. Empower the Church in America to show radical love for our immediate neighbors who are grieving the loss of life, beauty, and peace in Syria and Turkey. Let us not turn away, but help us be your hands and feet to love those who are suffering and bear witness to your presence with them. God, hear our prayer. Amen. – from World Relief website
Eve before Lent – Shrove Tuesday, February 21 at 7 pm
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Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, February 19, 2023
Ordinary Time between the Epiphany and Lent (2023: Jan 7 – Feb 21)
Color: Green – for growth in Christ
Transfiguration of Christ Sunday, February 19
Lectionary: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9
Hymns: 2 – O Worship the King; 47 – God the Lord Is King; 292 – Who Shall Ascend the Mountain; 304 – I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Lord’s Day Schedule through Easter
Service – 10 am (Lord’s Supper observed on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)
Fellowship & Study – 11 am to 12 noon * Communion
Feb 19 Transfiguration of Christ* Mar 19 Lent IV*
Feb 26 Lent I Mar 26 Lent V
Mar 5 Lent II* Apr 2 Palm Sunday – Lent VI*
Mar 12 Lent III Apr 9 Easter – Resurrection of Christ
Monthly Prayer Focus for February
Local Church Focus: Calvary Baptist Ch., 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 did the Messiah promise in the New Covenant?
A. Christ promised to bring us into the kingdom of God and give life in all its fullness.
Q. What response did Christ require?
A. Christ commanded us to believe in him and to keep his commandments.
Q. What are the commandments taught by Christ?
A. Christ taught us the Summary of the Law and gave us the New Commandment.
Q. What is the Summary of the Law?
A. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Q. What is the New Commandment?
A. The New Commandment is that we love one another as Christ loved us.