St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - November 21, 2021

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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

Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, 

Until He has mercy on us. Psalm 123:2

Lord’s Day — November 21st, 2021

Prelude & Piano – Dana

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 “O Come, My Soul, Bless Thou the Lord”           6

  We Read God’s Word:  Exodus 20:1-17      (B. p. 68)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 41

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon:  “Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:6-9

Hymn “My Jesus, I Love Thee”     648

  • Reading: 1 Kings 18:1-15                         (B. p. 322)

  Sermon: Placed in Different Places For God’s Purposes! 

Hymn-Offering  “Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name We Raise” 388


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 Member’s Class meet after worship.

Tuesday No Dartball 

Wednesday No Catechism

Thursday Thanksgiving Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 

Friday Harbor Bible Study at 9:00 a.m. 

Saturday Youth Advent Practice at 9:00 a.m. Christmas Decorating at 10:00 a.m. 

Sunday   Sunday School and Bible Study at 8:45 a.m

Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 

Choir after worship.

Appetizers at 6:30 p.m. 

Advent Service at 7:00 p.m.

 Announcements   -  

Next Sunday we will partake of the Lord’s Supper (Pew). Please prepare your hearts for this sacrament and remembrance of the Lord Jesus’ sacrifice in which He is spiritually present with us to bless those who partake in faith. Please read 1 Corinthians 11:23-27 

Thank you to the families who donated to Operation Christmas Child this year. We are still accepting donations for the Sunday school material which will be given with the shoeboxes. Your donations covered the cost of packing 24 boxes to children around the world. The Youth Group donated the cost of shipping. 

Women’s Guild has the order form up for the Christmas Poinsettia plants on the bulletin board. They are $12 for a poinsettia and will be red. Poinsettia deadline is Sunday November 21st.

The Women’s Guild is sponsoring a drive for the homeless in Minneapolis. They are collecting new or gently used coats, socks, hats, scarf, gloves or mittens. We will have two disbursements one on November 27th and another on December 25. 

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. 

- Prayer & Praise & Hospital Notes  - 

Ryan , Molly’s Husband, was hospitalized this past week and is now back home! 1 Peter 5:7

Pray for the elderly, particularly those in nursing and assisted living homes – LornaBernetta and Dorothy. 2Cor. 4:17

Pray for Mackenzie & Wes  and Christine and Wyatt Schrupp as they are expecting new babies. 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   -  

Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His love and the future to His providence.  Augustine

Thy providence is kind and large, Both man and beast thy bounty share; The whole creation is thy charge, But saints are thy peculiar care.  Isaac Watts

Nothing binds me to my Lord like a strong belief in his changeless love. C. H. Spurgeon

Even the wicked actions of men serve God’s purposes and it is by his works of providence that he permits those wicked actions to be done.

J. Gresham Machen

Next Lord Supper - Sunday November 28 (Pew)

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 40

108. What does the seventh commandment teach us? 

That all unchastity is accursed of God, and that we should therefore loathe it with our whole heart, and live chastely and modestly, whether in holy wedlock or single life.

109. Does God forbid nothing more in this commandment than adultery and such gross sins? 

Since both our body and soul are temples of the Holy Spirit, it is His will that we keep both pure and holy; therefore, He forbids all unchaste actions, gestures, words, thoughts, desires, and whatever may entice thereto.

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.

Placed in Different Places 

For God’s Purposes!

1 Kings 18:1-15

1. God has the right to sovereignly place us and use us where He wills!

2. God calls us to obey especially in difficult situations. 

Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.

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