St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - October 31, 2020

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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

Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3

Lord’s Day — October 31, 2021

Prelude & Piano – Corinne

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 Praise Jehovah”      110

  We Read God’s Word: Luke 7:11-23         (B. p. 912)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 38

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon:  The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all … Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned. The Lord redeems the soul of His servants. And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned. Psalm 34:18-19,22

Choir “My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness”   

  • Reading: 1 Kings 17:17-24                        (B. p. 321)

  Sermon: God Provides Even in the Hard Places of Life! 

Hymn-Offering “How Firm A Foundation”   94


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 after worship.

Tuesday Dartball at 8:00 p.m. Home vs Waconia.  

Wednesday No Catechism 

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 

Pie & Fellowship after worship

 Announcements  -  

Thanks to the Elders for leading the worship service last week!

November is food shelf month! We are collecting non perishable food for the local food shelf. 

The Women’s Guild sells boxes of cards($5 for a box of twelve) in the entryway.  

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. 

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   -  

This is, indeed, the proper business of the whole life, in which men should daily exercise themselves, to consider the infinite goodness, justice, power and wisdom of God, in this magnificent theatre of God. John Calvin

God’s goodness is equal to his greatness. Richard Baxter

God has two sheepdogs: Goodness and Mercy. He sends them to us from his throne of grace; sometimes to bark at us, to badger us; sometimes to woo us by persuading us that his will is good and perfect for our lives. Sinclair Ferguson

We do not arrive at a proper understanding of God by reasoning from specific events to the nature of God; on the contrary we understand specific events by reasoning from the nature of God to those events. Wilson Benton

God’s sovereignty does not negate our responsibility to pray, but rather makes it possible for us to pray with confidence. Jerry Bridges

Next Lord Supper - Sunday November 28 (Pew)

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 38

103. What does God require in the fourth commandment? 

In the first place, God wills that the ministry of the Gospel and schools be maintained, and that I, especially on the day of rest, diligently attend church to learn the Word of God, to use the holy sacraments, to call publicly upon the Lord, and to give Christian alms. In the second place, that all the days of my life I rest from my evil works, allow the Lord to work in me by His Spirit, and thus begin in this life the everlasting Sabbath. 

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.

God Provides Even 

in the Hard Places of Life!

1 Kings 17:17-24

  1. When hard times come, don't be surprised or lose heart!

2. When hard times come, pray & trust God! 

Picture: Rock wall Mbale, Uganda

Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.

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