St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel 15480 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN
Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. John 17:11
Lord’s Day — August 1, 2021
Prelude & Organ – Sandy
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 “I Greet The Who My Sure Redeemer Art” 168
We Read God’s Word: Romans 15:1-7 (Bible p. 1010)
Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 28
Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer w/ Lord’s Prayer
Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:17-20
• Song “God Of Grace” #2
Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:2-3 (B. p. 1044)
Sermon: Getting Along With Other Christians!
Hymn-Offering “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” 359
• 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
Welcome to St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church, especially those who are visiting with us. If you are visiting with us for the first time, please fill out a visitor card in the pew or the guest registry in the entryway.
But as for me it is good to be near God. Psalm 73:28
- This Week at St. Paul’s -
Today Guild Anniversary Celebration after church!
Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
- Announcements -
Today’s Bulletin is sponsored by the Women’s Guild in thankfulness to God for their their 75th anniversary. Join us for a 30 minute concert by His By Grace right after worship followed by cake and beverages!
Next Sunday we have the pleasure of Mr. Dale Schmieg exhorting for us.
We will begin an inquirers/new members class August 15th after worship.
- Prayer & Praise & Hospital Notes -
Congratulations to Whitney and Taylor on God blessing them with new son! Psalm 127:3
Bonnie as she struggles with aggressive cancer. She is back in the hospital. Eph. 1:15-16
Linda as she will have knee surgery this week. Deut. 31:6
Jacob as he has seizures and congenital issues with his eyes. Ps. 121:2
Pray for Mallory & Ben as they are expecting a new baby. Psalm 71:6
Pray for the elderly, particularly those in nursing and assisted living homes – Lorna, Bernetta 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 W.as 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- Dakota, Jeremy, Ty , Kayla , Ryan, Sam, Michael , 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
- Further Study -
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. Richard Baxter
Our Lord has many weak children in his family, many dull pupils in his school, many raw soldiers in his army, many lame sheep in his flock. Yet he bears with them all, and casts none away. Happy is that Christian who has learned to do likewise with his brethren. J. C. Ryle
The church of Jesus Christ is not a building where people come together for a religious service, but it is a gathering of people who come together in order to worship God and to build each other by mutual faith and strength. Donald Grey Barnhouse
Next Lord Supper - August 15th.
Lord’s Day 28
75. How is it signified and sealed to you in the Holy Supper that you partake of the one sacrifice of Christ on the cross and all His benefits?
Thus: that Christ has commanded me and all believers to eat of this broken bread and to drink of this cup in remembrance of Him, and has joined therewith these promises: first, that His body was offered and broken on the cross for me and His blood shed for me, as certainly as I see with my eyes the bread of the Lord broken for me and the cup communicated to me; and further, that with His crucified body and shed blood He Himself feeds and nourishes my soul to everlasting life, as certainly as I receive from the hand of the minister and taste with my mouth the bread and cup of the Lord, which are given me as certain tokens of the body and blood of Christ.
76. What does it mean to eat the crucified body and drink the shed blood of Christ?
It means not only to embrace with a believing heart all the sufferings and death of Christ, and thereby to obtain the forgiveness of sins and life eternal; but moreover, also, to be so united more and more to His sacred body by the Holy Spirit, who dwells both in Christ and in us, that, although He is in heaven and we on earth, we are nevertheless flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone, and live and are governed forever by one Spirit, as members of the same body are governed by one soul.
77. Where has Christ promised that He will thus feed and nourish believers with His body and blood as certainly as they eat of this broken bread and drink of this cup?
In the institution of the Supper, which says: “The Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” And this promise is also repeated by the Apostle Paul, where he says, “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, so we being many are one body, for we are all partakers of that one bread.”
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.
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.
Getting Along With Other Christians!
1. As Christians we must seek to resolve conflicts!
a. Its the responsibility of those in the conflict!
b. Often it requires an outside party!
2. As Christians our union and focus is not our differences but the work of the Gospel!
Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.