St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel 15480 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Lord’s Day — August 29, 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 “Come Christians Join to Sing!” 302
We Read God’s Word:Matthew 6:19-34 (B. p. 854)
Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 30
Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer w/ Lord’s Prayer
Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself." Acts 2:38-39
• Song “In Christ Alone” #8
Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:6-7 (B. p. 1044)
Sermon: Anxiety’s Remedy!
Hymn-Offering “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” 629
• 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 As we begin to worship please remember that we have no greater privilege and honor than to be called into the presence of God by His gracious love. We come to Him through the merit of Christ Crucified(Rom 3:24,25). We come in the power of the Holy Spirit who works faith(1 Cor. 2:12; 4:13) and with God’s promise that He will draw near us(James 4:8). May our gracious Lord draw near to you wonderfully in this worship service today. May you be blessed through the worship of our most high God as we reflect upon His goodness and grace to us through Jesus Christ our Lord and the Holy Spirit.
- This Week at St. Paul’s -
Today Stiftungsfest Parade at noon. We are 60th place.
Thursday Women’s Guild at 6:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
- Announcements -
Thanks to the Brotherhood for serving root beer floats at Stiftungsfest. They served over 500 in 2.5 hours!
Inquirers/new members class will begin again Sept 12.
Sunday School & Bible Study will begin September 12. If anyone is interested in teaching the youngest children please let Pastor know.
Catechism will begin Wednesday the 15th.
Men’s Brotherhood will side the garage on Saturday 11th.
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. Please sign up for the concert on the website.
Pray for the families of Virgil (brother of Laura) and Roy both who died over the last couple weeks. 2 Corinthians 5:1-8
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 , 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 -
If we would talk less and pray more about them, things would be better than they are in the world; at least, we should be better enabled to bear them, and undergo our portion in them with the more satisfaction. John Owen
Anxious care rests upon a basis of heathen worldly-mindedness and of heathen misunderstanding of the character of God. Alexander Maclaren
Anxiety never strengthens you for tomorrow; it only weakens you for today. John Blanchard
I can take my telescope and look millions of miles into space; but I can go away to my room and in prayer get nearer to God and heaven than I can when assisted by all the telescopes of earth. Isaac Newton
Prayer is the great engine to overthrow and rout my spiritual enemies, the great means to procure the graces of which I stand in hourly need. John Newton
Next Lord Supper - October 3rd(Pew)
Lord’s Day 30
80. What difference is there between the Lord’s Supper and the Pope’s Mass?
The Lord’s Supper testifies to us that we have full forgiveness of all our sins by the one sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which He Himself once accomplished on the cross; and that by the Holy Spirit we are engrafted into Christ, who, with His true body is now in heaven at the right hand of the Father, and is there to be worshiped. But the Mass teaches that the living and the dead do not have forgiveness of sins through the sufferings of Christ, unless Christ is still daily offered for them by the priests, and that Christ is bodily under the form of bread and wine, and is therefore to be worshiped in them. And thus the Mass at bottom is nothing else than a denial of the one sacrifice and suffering of Jesus Christ, and an accursed idolatry.
81. Who are to come to the table of the Lord?
Those who are displeased with themselves for their sins, yet trust that these are forgiven them, and that their remaining infirmity is covered by the suffering and death of Christ; who also desire more and more to strengthen their faith and to amend their life. But the unrepentant and hypocrites eat and drink judgment to themselves.
82. Are they, then, also to be admitted to this Supper who show themselves by their confession and life to be unbelieving and ungodly?
No, for thereby the covenant of God is profaned and His wrath provoked against the whole congregation; therefore, the Christian Church is bound, according to the order of Christ and His Apostles, to exclude such persons by the Office of the Keys until they amend their lives.
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.
- Put off anxiety which is a sin!
2. Put on Prayer & Thankfulness!
3. For God Promises His incomparable Peace!
Picture: Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Entebe, Uganda
Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.