St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel 15480 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:3-4
Lord’s Day — September 12, 2021
Prelude & organ – Sandy Kroells
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 “You Holy Angels Bright” (based on Psalm 148) 18
We Read God’s Word: Psalm 19 (H. p. 790)
Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 32
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.
- Song “How Deep The Father’s Love for Us” #3
- Reading: Philippians 4:9 (B. p. 1044)
Sermon: Christian:How Do You Live?
Hymn-Offering “More About Jesus Would I know” 538
• 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 Choir & New Members class after worship.
Tuesday Peace Villa Bible Study at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Catechism Class at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School & Bible Study at 8:45 a.m
Fellowship after worship!
Choir & New Member’s / Inquirers Class after worship
- Announcements -
Thanks to the Women’s Guild and everyone who helped with setting up and serving for Bonnie’s Funeral!
Thanks to Alan, Bob Kroells, Gene, Lowell, Paul, Richie, Rick, and Pastor who helped repair things on the church and sided the garage! This will continue in the next week if you want to help. Talk to Bob Kroells if you are able to help. Thanks also to EPS - Electric Production Services of Chaska for the use of their boom truck.
Today is the day of prayer for RCUS Home Missions! Offerings can be made out to Grace RCUS Dickinson, ND to help with debt Reduction. Rev. Michael Voytek will preach here for Mission Fest. Date for that is not yet firm. They give thanks to God for their new building. Omaha Reformed Chapel (Rev. Randall Klynsma). They are thankful for their visitors including an airman and a few who had done time in prison. Calvary Reformed Chapel, Stockton, CA(Rev. Jonathan Merica) gives thanks to God for their visitors and giving them an affordable meeting place. Valle de Gracia Spanish Mission, Shafter, CA(Rev. Valentin Alpuche). They are thankful for the regular visitors, the ability to do Bible studies on zoom with people from the US, Mexico, and Peru who participate. They also have a translation project which they accept gifts. They have already translated 4 works including the Three forms of Unity(Heidelberg, Canons of Dordt, Belgic Confession)! Christ Reformed Church, Casper WY(Rev. Matt Powell). They are thankful for their first deacon! They are thankful for their many visitors and pray for a new building. Pray for all these works that the Lord will bring great fruit from their labors in His Word!
We are preparing to give our yearly donation to Heidelberg Seminary to help support the training of ministers in the Philippines.
There are some packets on religious exemptions on the reading table.
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 church website.
Pray for Parker as she has RSV. 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- 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 -
God doesn’t want our success; he wants us. He doesn’t demand our achievements; he demands our obedience. Charles Colson
To be a Christian it will cost a man his love of ease. JC Ryle
Next Lord Supper - October 3rd(Pew)
Lord’s Day 32
86. Since, then, we are redeemed from our misery by grace through Christ, without any
merit of ours, why must we do good works?
Because Christ, having redeemed us by His blood, also renews us by His Holy Spirit after His own image, that with our whole life we show ourselves thankful to God for His blessing, and that He be glorified through us; then also, that we ourselves may be assured of our faith by the fruits thereof; and by our godly walk win also others to Christ.
87. Can they, then, not be saved who do not turn to God from their unthankful, unrepentant life?
By no means, for, as Scripture says, no unchaste person, idolater, adulterer, thief, covetous man, drunkard, slanderer, robber, or the like shall inherit the kingdom of God.
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.
Christian: How Do you Live?
- The Christian life must be taught and learned by example!
- The Christian life must be practiced in thankfulness to God!
- The Christian life has the promise of God’s peace!
Bulletin cover by Pastor Schnabel