St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - October 3, 2021

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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


God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19

Lord’s Day — October 3, 2021

Prelude & Organ –Sandy

Ringing of the bell

Welcome & Announcements 

Silent Prayer and Call to Worship

• Confession of Faith- Apostles' Creed  

Hymn “Holy Holy Holy”      100

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 “God Of Grace”     #2

  Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 16:29- 17:1           (B. p. 321)

  Sermon: Introducing Elijah: Trusting God in Evil Days! 

  Lord’s Supper (Pew)

Hymn-Offering “It Is Well With My Soul”     691

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


This Week at St. Paul’s - 

Today Choir & New Members class after worship. 

Wednesday Catechism 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Workbook H.C. 63 & 64

Thursday Women’s Guild at 6:30 p.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 -  

Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Pew) which commemorates union with Christ by faith(Baptism symbolizes covenant possession by God and commemorates union with Christ by regeneration). Those who have publicly professed their faith in Christ 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. 

Thanks to Bob Kroells who continued to side the garage during the week! 

We are preparing to give our yearly donation to Heidelberg Seminary to help support the training of ministers in the Philippines. If you are interested in helping please make a note in the memo line of your check or note on the special offering envelope. 

There are some packets on religious exemptions on the reading table.  


Reformed Faith and Life as it meets this week with Rev. Eric Kayayan. Psalm 96:3

Ray , Laura's brother, who has a variety of health issues. Psalm 41:3

Parker is doing much better! Psalm 103:3

Dale as they rework his heart medicine. Psalm 73:26

Pray for the elderly, particularly those in nursing and assisted living homes – LornaBernetta 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  - 

The salvation of the church is so precious in the sight of God that he regards the wrong done to the faithful as done to himself. John Calvin

No history ought to receive so much of our attention as the past and present history of the church of Christ. The rise and fall of worldly empires are events of comparatively small importance in the sight of God.  J. C. Ryle

Trials ... are not threats to God’s purposes, but further indications of how meticulously faithful he is to that purpose.

Sinclair Ferguson

Why was it Elijah prayed “that it might not rain”? Not because he was impervious to human suffering, not because he took a fiendish delight in witnessing the misery of his neighbours, but because he put the glory of God before everything else, even before his own natural feelings … Elijah was “very jealous for the Lord God of hosts,” 1 Kings 19:10, and longed to see His great Name vindicated and His backslidden people restored. Thus it was the glory of God and true love for Israel which actuated his petition. A.W. Pink


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 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)


Apostles 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 which 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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


Introducing Elijah: 

Trusting God in evil days! 

1 Kings 16:29-17:1


1. We should not be surprised by or be unaware of evil! 








2. We must take God at His word & pray!














Picture: Minneapolis skyline overlooking the Mississippi river.

Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.

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