St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - Sunday May 1st, 2022

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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


You will guide me with Your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You! Psalm 73:24-25

The Lords’ Day - May 1, 2022

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 “El-Shaddai”                42

We Read God’s Word:  Hebrews 11:1-16      (B. p. 1069)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 18

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”          John 5:24 

Choir “The Gospel Light”           

  • Scripture:  2 Kings 2:1-18                      (B. p. 330)

  Sermon: Passing the Mantle

Hymn-Offering “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms”     616

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



-   This Week at St. Paul’s 

Today Pork Chop Dinner after worship.

Monday Lorna’s funeral visitation 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. 

Wednesday Catechism 5:00 -6:30 p.m. (Jones Catechism #92& 93)

Thursday Consistory at 7:00 p.m.   

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

Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.  

 Announcements   -  

“Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints” Ps 116:15. On this side of eternity we are saddened by the departure of our sister Lorna to her heavenly home and we do express our deepest sympathies to all of the family. Please keep Lorna’s family in your prayers in this time of trial. We also rest in hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 1 Peter 1:13

Today we welcome the confirmation class of 1970 & 1971 & 1972: Class of 70: Ron Kroells, Waconia; Lonnie Flewelling, Colorado; Colleen Glander O’Brian, Iowa; Kevin Kamps, Henderson; Randy Kuenzel, Hamburg; Russell Heckmann, Waconia; Jayne Herrmann Bouta, Chanhassen; Kevin Geib, Arlington; Lance Kloempken, Hamburg; Wm. Kroells, Jr. Green Isle; Dawn Lenzen Beck, Litchfield; Becky Kroells Ostlie, Hutchinson; Kristi Mueller, Brooklyn Park; Laurie Kroells Ahrendt, Arizona

Class of 71: Brian Kroells (deceased); Randy Kroells, Green Isle; Darcy Kroells, Green Isle; Cindy Kamps Hoernemann, NYA; Dona Willemsen Herrmann, NYA; Julie Mueller, NYA; Amy Kloempken Franck, Belle Plaine

Class of 72: Richard Reineking, Wisconsin; Mitchell Kroells, NYA; Mark Stockman, NYA; Jolene Schmidt Bergmann, Hamburg; Julie Bollmann, Chanhassen; James Kroells, NYA; Cynthia Kroells, Wisconsin; Steven Smith, Hopkins; Linda Kroells Wesley, Waterville; Wendy Panning Kleiser, Minneapolis; Christi Panning, Plymouth

Pork Chop Dinner is today! Everyone is welcome! Thanks to the Brotherhood and everyone who helped set up for the dinner and to those helping with serving and clean up.  

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. Feel free to invite others from outside the church! 

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. 


Dave as he recovers from bell’s palsy. 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 did have a good surgery and will receive follow up treatment. 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 – Bernetta 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

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 18

49. What benefit do we receive from Christ’s 

ascension into heaven? 

First, that He is our Advocate in the presence of His Father in heaven. Second, that we have our flesh in heaven as a sure pledge, that He as the Head, will also take us, His members, up to Himself. Third, that He sends us His Spirit as an earnest, by whose power we seek those things which are above, where Christ sits at the right hand of God, and not things on the earth.


50. Why is it added: “And sits at the right hand of 

God”? 

Because Christ ascended into heaven for this end, that He might there appear as the Head of His Church, by whom the Father governs all things.





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.


Passing on the Mantle!

2 Kings 2:1-18




1. When the Lord determines someone’s work on earth is done, the transition can be difficult! 



2. When the Lord determines someone’s work on earth is done, seek God’s blessing as one generation passes the work to another generation!


3. When the Lord determines someone’s work on earth is done, remember that the Lord’s promises, presence and power do not cease! 











Picture: Iganga Uganda

Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.

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