St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - October 17th, 2021

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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

Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Revelation 1:17b-18

Lord’s Day — October 17, 2021

Prelude & Piano – Carol

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 “This Is The Day The Lord Has Made” (Ps. 118)  389

  We Read God’s Word: Psalm 68:1-20      (H. p. 808)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 36

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon:  The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy. Psalm 145:17-20

Song “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us”    #4

  • Reading: 1 Kings 17:8-16                         (B. p. 321)

  Sermon: Is Your God Too Small? 

Hymn-Offering “Trust & Obey”  672


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. 

(NO Fellowship Sunday)

Tuesday Brotherhood at 7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday No Catechism - MEA 

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   -  

Thank you to the Youth Group members and their parents for donating their time on Wednesday. They created 16 quilts which will be delivered to the Carver/Scott Crisis Nursery this week. The Crisis Nursery offers support to parents in crisis. It is a prevention program dedicated to protecting children from abuse and neglect. It is a lifeline to parents in crisis, emergency situations, or undergoing overwhelming stress. This program promotes healthy families, relationships and communities.

The Women’s Guild sells 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. Due to the increases of cases of the coronavirus, even in the church, we will have pie with toppings, to make the time shorter and people can spread out even to outside if its nice. 

Ron (NYA) would like to thank everyone for their prayers to our gracious God and their calls as he was hospitalized. He is doing better. Ephesians 1:6

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 – 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   -  

Congregations never honour God more than when they reverently listen to his Word, intending not just to hear but to obey in response to what he has done, is doing and will do for them.  Geoff Thomas

God is ever giving to his children, yet has not less. Thomas Watson

Whatsoever God takes away from his children, he either supplies it with a great earthly favor, or else with strength to bear it. God gives charge to others to take care of the fatherless and widow, and will he neglect them himself? Richard Sibbes

If, in these distracted and warring times, we see states blaze up and fall to ruin, then look away to the Son of God, who stands in the secret counsel of the Godhead and guards His little flock and carries the weak lambs, as it were, in His own hands. Be persuaded that by Him you also shall be protected and upheld. Philip Melancthon

Next Lord Supper - Sunday November 28 (Pew)

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 36

99. What is required in the third commandment? 

That we must not by cursing, or by false swearing, nor yet by unnecessary oaths, profane or abuse the name of God; nor even by our silence and connivance be partakers of these horrible sins in others; and in summary, that we use the holy name of God in no other way than with fear and reverence, so that He may be rightly confessed and worshiped by us, and be glorified in all our words and works.

100. Is the profaning of God’s name, by swearing and cursing, so grievous a sin that His wrath is kindled against those also who do not help as much as they can to hinder and forbid it? 

Yes, truly, for no sin is greater and more provoking to God than the profaning of His name; wherefore He even commanded it to be punished with death. 

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.

Is your God Too Small?  

1 Kings 17:8-16

  1. We must trust and obey Almighty God in comfortable times!

2. We must trust and obey Almighty God even in desperate times!

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