The Bell Ringer – February 19, 2023

The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer

The Lord’s Day, February 19, 2023

Transfiguration of Christ Sunday

Eve before Lent – Shrove Tuesday, February 21 at 7 pm

In person and on Zoom.

Lenten Prayer & Scriptural Meditation

Tues., Feb. 28 at 7 pm


Saturday, March 11, from 9 am to 12 noon

We will pray, study, and reflect upon Jesus, the Lamb of God, as “he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem” – Luke 9:51-56 (NKJV).

If you have any questions, call Patricia Ferrick at 978.204.3519.

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 –

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Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, February 26, 2023

Season:  Lent – 40 days of fasting and 6 Lord’s Days before Easter

  Sunday (February 22 – April 8, 2023)

Color:    Purple – for repentance

First Day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, February 22

Lectionary: Isa.58:1-12; Ps 51:1-17; 2 Cor. 5:20b-6:10; Matt. 6:1-6,16-21

Hymns: 486 – God, Be Merciful to Me; 253 – There Is a Fountain

First Sunday in Lent, February 26

Lectionary:  Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Ps 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matt. 4:1-11

Hymns:  598 – Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah; 654 – O Jesus, I Have Promised

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 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

Mar 19 Lent IV*

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          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.  Where may we find what Christians believe about Christ?

A.  What Christians believe about Christ is found in the Scriptures and summed up in the creeds.

Q.  What are the creeds?

A.  The creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God.

Q.  How many creeds does this Church use in its worship?

A.  This Church uses two creeds: The Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.

Q.  What is the Apostles’ Creed?

A.  The Apostles’ Creed is the ancient creed of Baptism; it is used in the Church’s daily worship to recall our Baptismal Covenant.

Q.  What is the Nicene Creed?

A.  The Nicene Creed is the creed of the universal Church and is used at the Eucharist.


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