St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - May 8th, 2022

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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

For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. Hosea 6:6

The Lords’ Day - May 8, 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 “For The Beauty Of The Earth”         116

We Read God’s Word: Proverbs 31:10-31     (B. p. 587)

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. …Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”   Psalm 139:13-16,23-24

  • Hymn “Rock of Ages”              499
  • Scripture:  2 Kings 2:19-25                     (B. p. 330)

  Sermon: A Picture of Gospel Realities! 

Membership Vows - Stan & Gloria

Hymn-Offering “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah”      598

  • 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 

Tuesday Peace villa Bible Study at 10:00 a.m. 

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

Thursday Women’s Guild at 6:30 p.m.   

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

Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.  

Fellowship Sunday

 Announcements   -  

Happy Mother’s Day! We thank the Lord for the gift of mothers and pray for His special blessings on you this day.

Thanks to so many of the church who helped with the pork chop dinner as well as Lorna’s funeral! 

The Baccalaureate service will be the 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. I have not heard when the community choir will practice.

Next Sunday Rev. Eric Kayayan, from Reformed Faith and Life French and Armenia will be with us and preach that Sunday!

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.

Heidelberg Seminary has been training men in the Philippines (about 40 currently) 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.

- Prayer & Praise & Hospital Notes  - 

Debbie would like to thank everyone for their prayers to our gracious God thoughts and concerns with her surgery and treatments! 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3

Pray for Kacie & Nolan as they are expecting a new baby. Ps. 71:6

Jacob is back home with his family. Psalm 25:20

Pray for Luke (11 year old son of Dan & Rhonda). 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

Further Study   -

We have abolished the fear of God and instead we live in constant fear of man. We have Done away with the idea of hell in the future and we have succeeded in turning our lives in this world into a living hell! Martyn Lloyd Jones 

We must rejoice in God, but still with a holy trembling.

Matthew Henry

Christ can never be known without a sense of awe and fear accompanying the knowledge . . . No one who knows him intimately can ever be flippant in His presence.

A.W. Tozer

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

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 18

 51. What does this glory of Christ, our Head, 

profit us? 

First, that by His Holy Spirit He pours out heavenly gifts upon us, His members; then, that by His power He defends and preserves us against all enemies.

52. What comfort is it to you that Christ “shall 

come to judge the living and the dead”? 

That in all my sorrows and persecutions, I, with uplifted head, look for the very One who offered Himself for me to the judgment of God, and removed all curse from me, to come as Judge from heaven, who shall cast all His and my enemies into everlasting condemnation, but shall take me with all His chosen ones to Himself into heavenly joy and glory. 

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.

A Picture of Gospel Realities!

2 Kings 2:19-25

  1. Rejoice in our God who loves to forgive & purify the dirty and hopeless! 

2. Rejoice in our God who protects His people, while judging mockers!

Picture for cover is by Ellie

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