St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel 15470 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you… James 4:7-8a
The Lords’ Day - May 29, 2022
Prelude & Organ – Carol
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 “God Is Known Among His People” Ps. 76 66
We Read God’s Word: James 1:2-11 (B. p. 1072)
Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 21
Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer w/ Lord’s Prayer
Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:8-10
- Hymn “All The Way My Savior Leads Me” 605 Scripture: 2 Kings 3 (B. p. 331)
Sermon: Called to Whole Hearted Commitment to God!
Hymn-Offering “God Moves In A Mysterious Way” 128
• 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 Graduate Recognition & Fellowship after service.
Adult organizer’s for VBS will meet after worship
Monday Memorial Day Service at 8:00 a.m. in cemetery.
Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
- Announcements -
Today after worship we are having a fellowship time in honor of those who graduated high school and college the last couple of years. Thanks to Carol Lagergren for arranging everything for this!
With Memorial day we want to thank those who have served in our nations military and give thanks to God for those who have given their life for our freedom. We also want to thank the lawn care for the many hours which were put in to prepare our cemetery.
VBS will be the week of June 14th to 18th. We will need helpers, drivers and an adult during the day besides Pastor. Please sign up the kids who are coming as well as any helpers
Brotherhood fishing trip will be June 10th. Meeting at 7:00 a.m. at church. Alternate June 23. Everyone is welcome!
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.
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.
Heidelberg Reformed Youth Camp will be July 5-8. For members of the church, the youth group offsets the cost so it’s $30 for the week, for members. Please see the forms both paper and online. Link on the paper forms.
Mission Fest will be October 2nd. That Sunday we will have the pleasure of having Rec. Dennis Roe with us who is also the chairman for Westminster Biblical Missions and works with Middle East Reformed Fellowship.
- Prayer & Praise & Hospital Notes -
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 but has many struggles yet. 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
- 2022 Graduates -
Lily likes to paint, read, and draw in her free time. She participated in dance for 9 years and competitive dance for 3 years. She plans on attending Winona State University to study Political Science and/or Psychology.
Anna - Massage Therapy, Ridgewater Hutchinson.
- Further Study -
No local church is perfect - but there is no way in which it can be improved by the absence of spiritually-minded Christians.
Christianity can be condensed into four words: admit, submit, commit and transmit. Samuel Wilberforce
Lord’s Day 21
54. What do you believe concerning the “holy, catholic Church”?
That out of the whole human race, from the beginning to the end of the world, the Son of God, by His Spirit and Word, gathers, defends, and preserves for Himself unto everlasting life a chosen communion in the unity of the true faith; and that I am and forever shall remain a living member of this communion.
55. What do you understand by the “communion of saints”?
First, that believers, one and all, as members of the Lord Jesus Christ, are partakers with Him in all His treasures and gifts; second, that each one must feel himself bound to use his gifts readily and cheerfully for the advantage and welfare of other members.
56. What do you believe concerning the “forgiveness of sins”?
That God, for the sake of Christ’s satisfaction, will no more remember my sins, nor the sinful nature with which I have to struggle all my life long; but graciously imputes to me the righteousness of Christ, that I may nevermore come into condemnation.
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.
Called to Whole Hearted Commitment To God!
2 Kings 3
- We are called to whole hearted commitment to God!
- God will bless others for the sake of those whose hearts are set on Him!
- Whole hearted commitment comes by the Spirit through His word and humble service to His people!
Picture: Jinja Uganda
Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.