St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - December 19, 2021

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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


Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Hebrews 2:14-15

Lord’s Day — December 19, 2021

Prelude & Piano – Amanda

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, O Come, Emmanuel”        194

 We Read God’s Word: Isaiah 9:1-7   (B. p. 611) 

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:3-4

Hymn “O Come All Ye Faithful”          208

  • Reading: Luke 1:67-80                          (B. p. 904)

  Sermon: Zachariah Shows Us There is 

Someone To Sing about! 

New Members vows

Hymn-Offering “Good Christian Men Rejoice” 207

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.

Christmas Caroling meet at church at 2:00 p.m. 

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

Wednesday No Catechism

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

Friday Christmas Eve program at 7:00 p.m. 

Saturday Christmas Cantata at 9:30 a.m. 

Sunday   No Sunday School and Bible Study

Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 

 Announcements   -  

Today we welcome the new members of Dennis, Ron & Tammy, Keith and Linda , Patrick & Jenny(4 children) (Transferring their membership from Emmaus RCUS). Stan & Gloria will join later because of their recent accident. +

We continue to accept Nominations for godly men for the office of elder and deacons. Please read 1 Timothy 3 and the guidelines God gives for those in leadership. Also included on the ballot is any issues you would like brought up or voted on at the annual meeting.

As we come to the close of the year the cut off for reimbursement is today. If you have done work for the church or will before the end of the year, or you have things you purchased on behalf of the church, even if you want you're tithe to count towards this years numbers(taxable year will be the end of the year as normal) on the annual report, please get those to the deacons by the 12th. 

The Women’s Guild is sponsoring a drive for the homeless in Minneapolis. They are collecting new or gently used socks, hats, scarf, gloves or mittens. We will make a disbursements on December 25. 

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

There are some packets to help write a religious exemptions on the reading table. 




Stan & Gloria as they recover from their head on car crash. Gloria is back home with a cracked sternum and broken ribs. Psalm 102:1-2

Linda as sores on her ankle and leg heal.  Psalm 6:2

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 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   -  

Our Father does not afflict to destroy or ruin us, but rather to deliver us from the condemnation of the world. John Calvin

Before God can deliver us we must undeceive ourselves.

Augustine

The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation.  

Martin Luther

Do not give fair names to foul sins. Call them what you will, they will smell no sweeter. C. H. Spurgeon

Deliver me, O Lord, from that evil man, myself.

Thomas Brooks

Next Lord Supper - Sunday December 26 (Table)


Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 43

 112. What does the ninth commandment require? 

That I bear false witness against no one, twist no one’s words, be no backbiter or slanderer, join in condemning no one unheard or rashly; but that on pain of God’s heavy wrath, I avoid all lying and deceit as the very works of the devil, and that in matters of judgment and justice and in all other affairs, I love, speak honestly, and confess the truth; also, insofar as I can, defend and promote my neighbor’s good name. 













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.


Zachariah Shows us There is 

Someone To Sing About!

Luke 1:46-56



1. Praise God for His Salvation accomplished through Jesus Christ!


2. Praise God for His Salvation means we are forgiven by His Mercy! 


3. Praise God for we are saved to serve Him! 











Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.


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