St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - November 28, 2021

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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


The Lord reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad! Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. Psalm 97:1-2

Lord’s Day — November 28th, 2021

Prelude & Organ – Sandy

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 “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. 1 John 1:9

Song “Before The Throne of God Above”     #1

  • Reading: 1 Kings 18:16-19                       (B. p. 322)

  Sermon: Who Troubles Who?

Lord Supper (Pew)

Hymn-Offering “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” 196

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 after worship.

Appetizers at 6:30 p.m. 

Advent Service at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday Dartball at home vs New Germany at 8:00 p.m. 

Wednesday Catechism 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Workbook H.C. 65 & 66 Sunday   Sunday School and Bible Study at 8:45 a.m

Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 

Guild Christmas party after worship! 


 Announcements   -  

Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (pew) which commemorates union with Christ by faith(baptism not only symbolizes covenant possession by God but also commemorates union with Christ by regeneration). Those who have publicly professed their faith in Christ, being examined by a church 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 Read 1 Corinthians 11:26-29

Thanks to everyone who helped decorate for Christmas yesterday! 

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 Husbandwas hospitalized 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 Rev. Johnson,  who is recovering from multiple blood clots and a stroke.   Psalm 18:1-2

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  -  

It is a good thing to be a student of the Word, but only in order to be a practiser and experiencer of the Word. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

To live happily the evils of ambition and self-love must be plucked from our hearts by the roots. John Calvin

I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope - Self. Martin Luther

That household god, a man’s own self. John Flavel

Godly sorrow is a gift from God. No hand but a divine hand can make the heart soft and tender under the sight and sense of sin. Thomas Brooks

A weak faith may receive a strong Christ. Thomas Watson





Next Lord Supper - Sunday December 26 (Table)

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 free gift of 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.


Who Troubles Who?

1 Kings 18:16-19


1.Boldly face persecution and lay blame where it is due!









2. God is using you and I to encourage others to look for the salvation God alone provides












Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.





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