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
• 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 -
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.
- 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- Dakota, Jeremy, Ty , Ryan, Michael , 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 -
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.
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.
True ethical absolutes can only be grounded in the fear of a living God. R. C. Sproul
Lord’s Day 18
51. What does this glory of Christ, our Head,
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.
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.
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
- 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