St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - April 24, 2022

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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

For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, “What have You done?”  Daniel 4:34b-35

The Lords’ Day - April 24, 2022

Prelude & Organ – 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 “Holy Holy Holy”               100

We Read God’s Word:  2 Peter 3:1-9         (B. p. 1081)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 17

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: “Now, therefore,” says the LORD, “Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm.”         Joel 2:12,13 

Choir “No Greater Gift”           

  • Scripture:  2 Kings 1                            (B. p. 329)

  Sermon: Is There No God in Israel?

Hymn-Offering “Teach Me O Lord Your Holy Way”     532


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 Cake and Fellowship after worship!

Wednesday Catechism 5:00 -6:30 p.m. (Jones Catechism #90 & 91)

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

Saturday Pork Chop Dinner set up at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Sunday School 8:45 a.m. 

No Bible Study

Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 

Pork Chop Dinner after worship till 1 p.m. 

 Announcements  - 

Today the bulletin is sponsored by Bob & Jeanie in thankfulness and praise to God for their 50 years of marriage! Everyone is invited to come down stairs after church for cake in honor of their 50th anniversary! 

Due to the weather Joel burial was delayed. Saturday at 10 a.m. he will be buried. 

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! 

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! 

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 $25 for the week, for members. 

- Prayer & Praise & Hospital Notes  - 

William, Melroy’s brother, died yesterday. Psalm 116:15

Dave as he recovers from grave’s disease. Psalm 55:22

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 will have surgery this week. 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 RyanMichael 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 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   -

Just as the fear of God in the heart is the fountain of righteousness, so the denial of God in the heart is the fountain of sin. Joel Beeke

True ethical absolutes can only be grounded in the fear of a living God. R. C. Sproul

The person who is unconcerned about those who are perishing may well wonder whether he is a Christian.

William Hendriksen

The only New Testament precedents for spreading the gospel are godly living, praying and boldly speaking.

Geoffrey Thomas

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 17

45. What benefit do we receive from the “resurrection” of Christ? 

First, by His resurrection He has overcome death, that He might make us partakers of the righteousness which He has obtained for us by His death. Second, by His power we are also now raised up to a new life. Third, the resurrection of Christ is to us a sure pledge of our blessed resurrection. 

46. What do you understand by the words “He ascended into heaven”? 

That Christ, in the sight of His disciples, was taken up from the earth into heaven, and continues there in our behalf until He shall come again to judge the living and the dead. 

47. But is not Christ with us even unto the end of the world, as He has promised? 

Christ is true man and true God. According to His human nature He is now not on earth, but according to His Godhead, majesty, grace, and Spirit, He is at no time absent from us. 

48. But are not, in this way, the two natures in Christ separated from one another, if the manhood is not wherever the Godhead is? 

Not at all, for since the Godhead is incomprehensible and everywhere present, it must follow that the same is not limited with the human nature He assumed, and yet remains personally united to it.

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.

Is There No God In Israel?

2 Kings 1

Our long-suffering and merciful God -

  1. He gives many opportunities to repent & trust Him!

2. He will always be true to His word!

So we must entrust ourselves to Him!

Picture:Else Kientzler Botanical Garden, Sarchi, Costa Rica

Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.

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