St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - July 25th, 2021

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel        15480 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24 

Lord’s Day — July 25, 2021

Prelude & Piano – Dana

Ringing of the bell

Welcome & Announcements 

Silent Prayer and Call to Worship

• Salutation and Prayer

Gloria Patri                                  735

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

• Confession of Faith- Apostles' Creed  

Hymn “How Great Thou Art”        44

We Read God’s Word: Colossians 3:1-11   (Bible p. 1047)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 27

Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer  w/ Lord’s Prayer

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.” Col. 3:12-14 

•  Hymn “I Am So Gad That Our Father In Heaven”   191

  Scripture Reading: Philippians 3:12-16    (B. p. 1044)

  Sermon: But Our Citizenship is in Heaven! 

Hymn-Offering “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms”  616


Doxology                 731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host: praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Silent Prayer 

Ringing of the Bell


 • Those who are able, please stand

This Week at St. Paul’s 

Sunday   Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 

Guild Anniversary Celebration after church!

 Announcements   - 

The families of Randy and Norma would like to invite you enjoy some cake after worship today! 

The Guild is celebrating their 75th anniversary next Sunday August 1st.  Join us for a 30 minute concert by His By Grace right after worship followed by cake and beverages! 

We will begin an inquirers/new members class August 15th after worship. 

- Prayer & Praise & Hospital Notes  - 

Bonnie as she struggles with aggressive cancer. She is back in the hospital. Eph. 1:15-16 

Linda as she continues to struggle with a sinus infection. Sadly the doctors have been unable to help her and giver her relief. Deut. 31:6

Jacob as he has seizures and congenital issues with his eyes. Ps. 121:2

Pray for Mallory & Ben as well as Whitney and Taylor as they are expecting a new babies. Psalm 71:6

Pray for the elderly, particularly those in nursing and assisted living homes – LornaBernetta and Dorothy. This is particularly difficult as they cannot leave their building and many times even their room!2Corinthians 4:17

Pray for our first responders who are treating the sick. For Payton S. in her med school rotations, nurse Abbie H. and nurse Derek they care for the sick including Covid 19 patients. For Abbie S. as she cares for Covid 19 patients needing dialysis. Pray also for those who are unemployed during this time as well as those suffering from this illness. Psalm 121:7

Pray for the police officers and their safety. Pray for our servicemen & women and national Guard who are members or related to members- DakotaJeremyTy Kayla RyanSamMichael Amanda, and  Caleb, as well as their families as they are serving. Psalm 91

Pray for this nation. Jeremiah 3:21-22.

Pray for the United Reformed Church of the Congo, the Free Reformed Fellowship of Kenya, the Pearl of the Orient Reformed Church in the Philippines, Rev. Eric Kayayan of Reformed Faith and Life, Rev. Victor D’Assonville of Reformation To Germany, Middle East Reformed Fellowship and Westminster Biblical Missions which we help support with our missions offerings. 2Thess. 3:1


How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all The works Thy Hand hath made, I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder, Thy pow'r throughout, The universe displayed, 

(Chorus) Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee, How great Thou art! How great Thou art! Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee, How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

When through the woods, And forest glades I wander, I hear the birds, Sing sweetly in the trees, When I look down, From lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook, And feel the gentle breeze

When Christ shall come, With shouts of acclamation, And take me home, What joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow, In humble adoration And there proclaim, "My God, how great Thou art!”

I am so glad that our Father in heav’n

I am so glad that our Father in heav’n Tells of His love in the Book He has giv’n; Wonderful things in the Bible I see: This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.

(Chorus) I am so glad that Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me; I am so glad that Jesus loves me, Jesus loves even me.

Though I forget Him and wander away, Still He doth love me whenever I stray; Back to His dear loving arms would I flee, When I remember that Jesus loves me.

Oh, if there’s only one song I can sing, When in His beauty I see the great King, This shall my song in eternity be: “Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me.”

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

What a fellowship, what a joy divine, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms! What a blessedness, what a peace is mine, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!

(Chorus) Leaning, leaning, Safe and secure from all alarms; Leaning, leaning, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.

O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms! O how bright the path grows from day to day, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!

What have I to dread, what have I to fear, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms! I have peace complete with my Lord so near, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 27

72. Is, then, the outward washing with water itself the washing away of sins? 

No, for only the blood of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit cleanse us from all sin.

73. Why then does the Holy Spirit call Baptism the washing of regeneration and the washing away of sins? 

God speaks thus with great cause, namely, not only to teach us thereby that just as the filthiness of the body is taken away by water, so our sins are taken away by the blood and Spirit of Christ; but much more, that by this divine pledge and token He may assure us that we are as really washed from our sins spiritually as our bodies are washed with water. 

74. Are infants also to be baptized? 

Yes, for since they, as well as their parents, belong to the covenant and people of God, and through the blood of Christ both redemption from sin and the Holy Spirit, who works faith, are promised to them no less than to their parents, they are also by Baptism, as a sign of the covenant, to be engrafted into the Christian Church, and distinguished from the children of unbelievers, as was done in the Old Testament by circumcision, in place of which in the New Testament Baptism is appointed.

Apostle’s Creed  

 I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only-begotten Son, our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy, universal Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.  

But Our Citizenship is in Heaven!

Philippians 3:17-21

  1. We must not live as citizens of this world!

2. We must live with heaven always in view! 

-Following Godly examples

- Eagerly waiting for the return of Christ! 

Picture: Washington Lake, Green Isle, MN

Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.

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