St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - September 5th, 2021

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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

 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. John 17:15-17

Lord’s Day — September 5, 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 “Hallelujah! Thine the Glory”      179

  We Read God’s Word: Psalm 119:1-24      (H. p. 829)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 31

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon:  Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way” Psalm 139:23-24.

  • Hymn “My Faith Has Found A Resting Place”      468
  • Reading:  Philippians 4:8                    (B. p. 1044)

  Sermon: Christian:What occupies your thoughts?

Hymn-Offering To You, O Lord I Fly”               692


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. May our gracious Lord draw near to you wonderfully in this worship service today as He gathers us as sinners, loving us through His grace. May you be blessed through the worship of our most high God as we reflect upon His sovereign goodness(Rom. 9:11) and grace to us through Jesus Christ our Lord and savior(Acts 4:12), as well as the gift of the Holy Spirit(1 Cor.12:3).  

This Week at St. Paul’s 

Thursday Consistory Meeting at 7:00 p.m. 

Friday Bonnie Kroells Visitation at 4:00 p.m. 

Funeral at 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday Siding the Garage at 8:00 a.m. 

Sunday   Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 

Sunday School & Bible Study at 8:45 a.m 

Choir & New Member’s / Inquirers Class after worship

 Announcements   - 

Choir practice will begin September 12. 

Inquirers/new members class will begin again Sept 12. 

Sunday School & Bible Study will begin September 12. Bible Study schedule: 1st Sunday of the month prayer time. 2nd & 4th Sunday we will study important Biblical words! 3rd Sunday of the month Church History video by Dr. Godfrey.

Catechism will begin Wednesday the 15th 5:30 -7:00 p.m.

Men’s Brotherhood will side the garage on Saturday 11th. Others are also welcome! 

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 or call or text Pastor’s number at (952) 240-0886. He wrote the song called Whitewater chopsticks that the 2011 Miss America played on the piano to win. 

Pray for Parker as she has RSV. We are thankful Mallory is recovering well! Genesis 17:7

Dale was hospitalized for a brief time this week because of his heart. They are redoing his medicines. Psalm 73:26

Pray for the elderly, particularly those in nursing and assisted living homes – Lorna, Bernetta and Dorothy.  2Cor. 4:17

Pray for Mackenzie & Wes as they are expecting a new baby. Psalm 71:6

Pray for the police officers and their safety. Pray for our servicemen & women and national Guard who are members or related to members- DakotaJeremyTy 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   -  

Oh, how greatly has the man advanced who has learned not to be his own, not to be governed by his own reason, but to surrender his mind to God! John Calvin

Devout meditation on the Word is more important to soul-health even than prayer. It is more needful for you to hear God’s words than that God should hear yours, though the one will always lead to the other.  F. B. Meyer

Let us never forget that the message of the Bible is addressed primarily to the mind, to the understanding.  D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

If you would more fully express yourself before the Lord, study first your filthy estate; secondly, God’s promises; thirdly, the heart of Christ. John Bunyan

Next Lord Supper - October 3rd(Pew) 

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 31

83. What is the Office of the Keys? 

The preaching of the Holy Gospel and Christian discipline; by these two the kingdom of heaven is opened to believers and shut against unbelievers. 

84. How is the kingdom of heaven opened and shut by the preaching of the Holy Gospel? 

In this way: that, according to the command of Christ, it is proclaimed and openly witnessed to believers, one and all, that as often as they accept with true faith the promise of the Gospel, all their sins are really forgiven them of God for the sake of Christ’s merits; and on the contrary, to all unbelievers and hypocrites, that the wrath of God and eternal condemnation abide on them so long as they are not converted. According to this testimony of the Gospel, God will judge men both in this life and in that which is to come. 

85. How is the kingdom of heaven shut and opened by Christian discipline? 

In this way: that, according to the command of Christ, if any under the Christian name show themselves unsound either in doctrine or in life, and after several brotherly admonitions do not turn from their errors or evil ways, they are complained of to the Church or to its proper officers; and, if they neglect to hear them also, are by them denied the holy sacraments and thereby excluded from the Christian communion, and by God Himself from the kingdom of Christ; and if they promise and show real amendment, they are again received as members of Christ and His Church.

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. 

Christian: What Occupies Your Thoughts? 

Philippians 4:8

  1. Our thought life has to be focused on God’s word! 

Whatever is true

Whatever is noble

Whatever is just

Whatever is pure

Whatever is lovely

If there is any virtue

2. We must control what comes into our minds by what we watch, read and listen to!

Bulletin cover by Pastor Schnabel

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