St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel 15470 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN
“O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” 2 Chronicles 20:12
The Lords’ Day - June 5, 2022
Prelude & Piano – Corinne
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: Matthew 22:37-40
“’You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer
Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 1 John 1:9-10
- Hymn “Praise My Soul The King of Heaven” 76 Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1-8 (B. p. 332)
Sermon:Our Sovereign God Uses Empty Vessels!
We Celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Pew)
Hymn-Offering “God will take care of you.” 134
• 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 -
Monday -Thursday VBS 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday Consistory at 7:30 p.m.
Friday VBS 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
- Announcements -
Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Pew). Those who have publicly professed their faith in Christ being examined by a church and hold to the orthodox doctrines of the Christian faith, including justification by faith alone, and are in good standing as members of Christ’s church, are welcome. Please humbly prepare your hearts accordingly. Please remember to fill out a communion card or a guest communion card(by the bulletin board) if you are going to partake of the Lord’s Supper. It is served only on the main floor and if you are unable to come forward if you sit in the last two rows it will be served to you, when you motion to the elder or deacon. Please read 1Corinthians 11:26-29.
VBS will be this week! If there are other kids coming or other helpers please let Marie know right away! The kids will need snack & lunches from Monday through Thursday! We will have pizza on Friday and a water fight after lunch!
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 Molly and her son Reece as Ryan(Molly’s husband) died yesterday at Abbot. 2 Corinthians 1:3
Pray for Kacie & Nolan as they are expecting a new baby. Ps. 71:6
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
-Further Study -
God often puts us in situations that are too much for us so that we will learn that no situation is too much for him.
Erwin W. Lutzer
Every cross is a message from God and intended to do us good in the end. J. C. Ryle
Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise physician prescribes, because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires.
Next Lord’s Supper - August 21
How to Approach
the Lord’s Table
1. With reverence and attention (Leviticus 10:3)
2. Discerning the Lord’s Body. In other words, a clear understanding of the meaning of the Lord’s Supper & His atoning sacrifice as our only hope of salvation. (1Corinthians 11:29, John 8:24, Titus 2:14)
3. Meditation on Christ’s death and suffering (1Corinthians 11:24, Luke 9:22)
4. Judging Ourselves - Remembering His Holy law, the greatness of our sin & guilt (Isaiah 64:6, Matthew 9:13, 1Corinthians 11:23-27)
5. Sorrow & repentance for your sin (1 John 1:8-9)
6. Desire for God and a love for Christ (Matthew 11:28)
7. Feeding on Him in faith (John 6:53-64, 15:1-14)
8. Trusting in Him and His righteousness alone (John 8:24; 11:25,26 Galatians 3:13)
9. Rejoicing in His redeeming love (Romans 5:5-11)
10. Giving thanks for His free gift of grace (1 Peter 2:9-12)
11. Renewal of your thankful commitment to love Christ and serve Him (Ephesians 5:8-11, Matthew 3:8)
12. Special love to all Christians (Galatians 6:10, 1 John 2: 3-11, Romans. 13:9)
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.
Our Sovereign God Uses Empty Vessels!
2 Kings 4:1-8
- In all situations cry out to Him!
2. Cry out to Him who is pleased to mightily work in our poverty!
3. Cry out to Him who pays our debt that we might live!
Picture: Else Kientzler Botanical Garden Sarchi, Costa Rica
Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.