The Bell Ringer – March 12, 2023

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 –

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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          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 –

Pray for Turkey and Syria –

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 CatechismOutline 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.


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