St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel 15480 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN
Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Psalm 37:3
Lord’s Day — October 10, 2021
Prelude & Piano – Cambria
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 “Crown Him With Many Crowns” 295
We Read God’s Word: R0mans 12:1-21 (B. p. 1008)
Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 35
Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer w/ Lord’s Prayer
Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: "Even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning." Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity Joel 2:12-13
Choir “In My Father’s Hands!”
- Reading: 1 Kings 17:1-7 (B. p. 321)
Sermon: God’s Providential Care
Even in Wilderness Times!
Hymn-Offering “This Is My Father’s World” 111
• 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. May you be blessed through the worship of our most high God as we reflect upon His sovereign goodness(Romans 9:11) and saving grace to us through Jesus Christ our Lord and savior(Acts 4:12), as well as the gift of the Holy Spirit(1 Corinthians 12:3).
- 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 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Workbook H.C. 65 & 66
Thursday Consistory at 7:00 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 -
Thanks to Bob who continued to do the finishing work on the garage!
The Women’s Guild has boxes of cards($5 for a box of twelve) in the entryway.
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.
Mission Fest will be Sunday November 7th. Rev. Michael Voytek is our guest pastor. He is the pastor of the RCUS mission work Dickinson, ND and has taken several mission trips to the Philippines.
Ron (NYA) as he was hospitalized this week struggling to breath and for heart issues. Psalm 18:2
Kenny & Joyce as they have covid. Psalm 46:1-2
Rev. Kron & Rev. Schnabel as they visit the Covenant East Classis mission work in Pella, IA this week. Proverbs 2:8
Ray , Laura's brother, who has a variety of health issues. Psalm 41:3
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 -
There is no such thing as blind fate, but there is a Providence that guides and governs the world. “The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord (Proverbs 16:33) … Providence is God’s ordering all issues and events of things, after the counsel of His will, to His own glory … The wheels of the clock seem to move contrary one to the other, but they help forward the motion of the clock, and make the alarum [sic] strike; so the providences of God seem to be cross wheels; but for all that they shall carry on the good of the elect.
When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers. John Calvin
Winds and clouds are in God’s hands, are designed to try us, and our Christianity obliges us to endure hardness.
God often puts us in situations that are too much for us so that we will learn that no situation is too much for him.
Erwin W. Lutzer
Next Lord Supper - Sunday November 28 (Pew)
Lord’s Day 36
96. What does God require in the second commandment?
That we in no way make any image of God, nor worship Him in any other way than He has commanded us in His Word.
97. May we not make any image at all?
God may not and cannot be imaged in any way; as for creatures, though they may indeed be imaged, yet God forbids the making or keeping of any likeness of them, either to worship them or to serve God by them.
98. But may not pictures be tolerated in churches as books for the people?
No, for we should not be wiser than God, who will not have His people taught by dumb idols, but by the lively preaching of His Word.
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 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.
God’s Providential Care
Even in Wilderness times!
1 Kings 17:1-7
- Wilderness experiences protect, test, prepare and refine us!
- Wilderness experiences drive us to daily depend on God!
Picture: Sanibel Island, Florida
Picture by Pastor Dan Schnabel