St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - Easter - April 17, 2022

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel        15470 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN


“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3

The Lords’ Day - Easter – April 17, 2022

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 “Up From The Grave He Arose”       276

 We Read God’s Law:  “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.” Matthew 22:37-40

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: “…Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."… The words, "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness--for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” Ro. 4:3, 23-25

Choir “Risen Today”

• Scripture Reading: John 20:1-18           (B. p. 937)

  Sermon: The Reason For Joy- Our Resurrected Lord!

 We Celebrate The Lord’s Supper (Table)

Song-Offering “In Christ Alone”           #15

Benediction

• Doxology                731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heav’nly 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 

Tuesday Harbor Bible Study at 10:00 a.m.

Women's Guild at 3:30 p.m. Rolling Bandages 

Wednesday Catechism 5:00 -6:30 p.m. (Jones Catechism #88 & 89)

Sunday School & Bible Study 8:45 a.m. 

Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 


- Announcements  - 

Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Table). Those who have publicly professed their faith in Christ being examined by a church and holding 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 remember to fill out a communion card or a guest communion card(by the bulletin board) if you are going to partake of the Lord’s Supper. It is served only on the main floor and if you are unable to come forward if you sit in the last two rows it will be served to you, when you motion to the elder or deacon.

Thanks to the youth group for the sunrise service this morning. Thanks also to the youth and their parents for the breakfast! 

Women’s Guild is collecting clean gently used white t-shirts and white bedsheets. Much of this will get made into bandages for Global Health Ministries. They will be rolling bandages on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. 

Thanks to everyone who came and helped with Feed My Starving Children! They packed meals for Romania and particularly the refugees from the Ukraine. Everyone there packed a total of 37 boxes which will feed 37 people for a year. The money donated from the Youth and Church members will feed a family of 7 for a year! 

Pork Chop Dinner will be May 1st! There is a sign up sheet for helpers on the bulletin board and flyers on the bulletin table. Youth Group will also help serve! 

We will be having an outdoor service yet this spring when the weather gets better.

Care Ministry sign up sheet is on the bulletin board! 

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

Some have asked if we can give something to help with Christians in the Ukraine. The Orthodox Presbyterian church has a missionary in Ukraine, so we can collect offerings and channel them through the OPC.  Rev. Hacquebord serves in Ukraine.

Heidelberg Seminary has been training men in the Philippines and now have started to train men for the pastorate in Africa through online classes. Those interested in helping with either of these would be appreciated. 

VBS for the church will be June 6th-10th. 

Heidelberg Reformed Youth Camp will be July 5-8. For members of the church, the youth group offsets the cost so it’s $20 for the week for members. 

- Prayer & Praise & Hospital Notes  - 

Joyce would like to thank everyone for the prayer, cards and phone calls after her back surgery! Colossians 1:3

Lorna had a mini stroke. 1 Thessalonians 5:10

Jacob and his family as they face incredible stress in their current trials.  Psalm 23

Debbie as she waits for surgery to remove a tumor. Ps.143:9

Pray for Luke (11 year old son of Dan & Rhonda at Heritage Reformed). He is 11 years old and has been wrestling with a very rare form of liver cancer. He has been through one bout of chemo last year and his numbers are going up again. Psalm 71:6

Pray for the Ukraine & Ethiopia and particularly the Christians there who have not been able to escape the fighting. Etheopia is in a civil war with over 500,000 dead in the last couple of years. Matthew 24:6

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

Rev. Lee Johnson is slowly improving he is walking with a cane and still struggles to speak. 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 Christ’s church and this nation. Pray for the Covenant East Classis and this denomination. Matthew 16:18Philippians 1:20Jeremiah 3:21-22.

Pray for the Foreign Missions Committee which is meeting this week. Matthew 28:19

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   -

The resurrection of Christ is the most important article of our faith. John Calvin


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. (1Corinthians 11:29, John 8:24, Titus 2:14)

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 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.


The Reason For Joy -

Our Resurrected Lord

John 20:1-18




  1. We wont understand God’s sovereign purposes but never forget they are good! 





2. We will face sorrow, but we face it joyfully in light of Jesus resurrection! 






Picture: Reddington Beach, Florida

Bulletin cover and picture are by Pastor Schnabel


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