St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - August 15th, 2021

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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


But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, And her people a joy.I will rejoice in Jerusalem, And joy in My people; The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, Nor the voice of crying.  Is. 65:18-19

Lord’s Day — August 8, 2021

Prelude & Organ –Carol

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 “Holy, Holy, Holy”   310

We Read God’s Word: Matthew 22:37-40

“’You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 1 John 1:9-10

Song “Before the Throne Of God Above”     #1

  Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:4-5        (B. p. 1044)

  Sermon: Our Reasons for Joy & Gentleness in Christ!

We Celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Pew) 

Hymn-Offering “Rejoice The Lord Is King”  310

Benediction

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

Postlude 

 • 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

Digital bulletin at https://faithlife.com/stpaulsrcus/bulletins


This Week at St. Paul’s 

Tuesday Men’s Brotherhood at 7:30 p.m.  

Sunday   Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 


- Announcements   -  

Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (pew). Those who have publicly professed their faith in Christ being examined by a church and hold to the orthodox doctrines of the Christian faith, including justification by faith alone, and are in good standing as members of Christ’s church, are welcome. Please humbly prepare your hearts accordingly. Please remember to fill out a communion card or a guest communion card(by the bulletin board) if you are going to partake of the Lord’s Supper. It is served only on the main floor. Please read 1Corinthians 11:26-29.

Thanks to Elder Lance for leading worship and Dale who taught us from God’s word last week. 

Thanks to Gene who has done a lot of trimming and spraying for weeds this summer. 

We will begin an inquirers/new members class today after worship. 

Stiftungsfest family night, August 26th, Brotherhood will be serving root beer floats. It will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

September 22nd the composer Calvin Jones,(son of one of our denominations former pastors) who helped us find the grand piano, will be having a concert at our church at 7:30 p.m. 


- Prayer & Praise & Hospital Notes  - 

Mori has been hospitalized because of struggles with breathing due to the coronavirus. We are thankful to the Lord he is doing better now. Psalm 46:1

Linda as she recovers from knee surgery. Deut. 31:6

Jacob as he has seizures and congenital issues with his eyes.. We are thankful this has improved. 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 – 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 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- 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

Further Study   - 

Shall light troubles make you forget weighty mercies? John Flavel

No man who lives near to God lives in vain. 

Horatius Bonar

No created powers in hell, or out of hell, can mar the music of our Lord Jesus, nor spoil our song of joy. Let us then be glad, and rejoice in the salvation of our Lord; for faith had never yet cause to have wet cheeks, and hanging down brows, or to droop or die. Samuel Rutherford

The cup which the Saviour giveth me, can it be anything but a cup of salvation? Alexander Maclaren

A Christian is a bird that can sing in winter as well as in spring. Thomas Manton


Approaching

the Lord’s Table

1. With reverence and attention (Leviticus 10:3)

2. Discerning the Lord’s Body. In other words, a clear understanding of the meaning of the Lord’s Supper & His atoning sacrifice as our only hope of salvation. (1Cor. 11:29, John 8:24, Titus 2:14). Trusting His real Spiritual presence with us to bless us!(Mt 18:20, 28:20; John 6:63)

3. Meditation on Christ’s death and suffering (1Corinthians 11:24, Luke 9:22)

4. Judging Ourselves - Remembering His Holy law, the greatness of our sin & guilt (Isaiah 64:6, Matthew 9:13, 1Corinthians 11:23-27)

5. Sorrow & repentance for your sin (1 John 1:8-9)

6. Desire for God and a love for Christ (Matthew 11:28)

7. Feeding on Him in faith (John 6:53-64, 15:1-14)

8. Trusting in Him and His righteousness alone (John 8:24; 11:25,26 Galatians 3:13)

9. Rejoicing in His redeeming love (Romans 5:5-11)

10. Giving thanks for His free gift of grace (1 Peter 2:9-12)

11. Renewal of your thankful commitment to love Christ and serve Him (Ephesians 5:8-11, Matthew 3:8)

12. Special love to all Christians (Galatians 6:10, 1 John 2: 3-11, Romans. 13:9)

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.  


Our Reasons for Joy & Gentleness

 in Christ!

Philippians 4:4-5


  1. Rejoicing is our Christian duty & privilege! 



















2. Gentleness is our Christian duty and privilege! 
















Bulletin cover and picture are by Pastor Schnabel

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