The Ward Hill Church Bell Ringer
The Lord’s Day, March 12, 2023
Third Sunday in Lent
St Patrick the Missionary Dinner – Next Sunday, March 19
It’s back! Save the date for this special time celebrating missions with a traditional Irish supper. We honor St Patrick and the missionaries of history, and we discuss how we can support missions today.
Lenten Prayer-Tuesday, March 14 at 7 pm – ON ZOOM ONLY
Thanks to Patricia Ferrick for leading the LENT QUIET TIME yesterday. It was extremely encouraging and meaningful!
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lectionary and Hymns for Next Sunday, March 12, 2023
Season: Lent – 40 days of fasting and 6 Lord’s Days before Easter
Sunday (February 22 – April 8, 2023)
Color: Purple – for repentance
Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 19
Lectionary: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
Hymns: 104 – We Lift Up as Our Shield God’s Name; 252 – When I
Survey the Wondrous Cross (verse 1); 86 – The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll
Not Want; 424 – Shepherd of Soul, Refresh and Bless; 642 – Be Thou
My Vision; Song – Morning Has Broken
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
Mar 19 Lent IV* Apr 2 Palm Sunday – Lent VI*
Mar 26 Lent V Apr 9 Easter – Resurrection of Christ
Monthly Prayer Focus for March
Local Church Focus: Sacred Hearts Parish, Bradford – Fr John Delaney, pastor
Missions Focus: Somebody Cares New England
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
Pray for Turkey and Syria – worldrelief.org
Monthly Scripture Memory for March
Romans 5:6-8 (ESV) – 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Weekly Catechism: Outline of the Faith
Q. What is the Church?
A. The Church is the community of the New Covenant.
Q. How is the Church described in the Bible?
A. The Church is described as the Body of which Jesus Christ is the Head and of which all baptized persons are members. It is called the People of God, the New Israel, a holy nation, a royal priesthood, and the pillar and ground of truth.
Q. How is the Church described in the creeds?
A. The Church is described as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.
Q. Why is the Church described as one?
A. The Church is one, because it is one Body, under one Head, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Q. Why is the Church described as holy?
A. The Church is holy, because the Holy Spirit dwells in it, consecrates its members, and guides them to do God’s work.
Q. Why is the Church described as catholic?
A. The Church is catholic, because it proclaims the whole Faith to all people, to the end of time.
Q. Why is the Church described as apostolic?
A. The Church is apostolic, because it continues in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles and is sent to carry out Christ’s mission to all people.