St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - July 3rd, 2022

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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


And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

The Lords’ Day - July 3rd, 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 “To God Be The Glory”             55 

We Read God’s Word: 1 Timothy 6:1-10     (B. p. 1055)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 25

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: You, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. Titus 3:4–7

Hymn "I love to Tell The Story"  478

  • Scripture: 2 Kings 5:20-27                     (B. p. 334)

   Sermon: Sin’s Bad Bargain!

Hymn-Offering It Is Well With My Soul”    691

  • 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 As we begin to worship please remember that we have no greater privilege than to be called into the presence of God by His grace, draw near to Him and give Him praise and honor. We come to Him through the merit of Jesus Christ crucified and in the power of the Holy Spirit. May our gracious Lord draw near to you wonderfully in this worship service today. May you be blessed through the worship of our most high God as we reflect upon His goodness and grace to us through Jesus Christ , His Son, our Lord and the Holy Spirit. It is our prayer you will feel at home among us and hope you will sense God's gracious and glorious presence here at St. Paul's and return soon.

This Week at St. Paul’s  -  

Tuesday Church camp at 6:30 a.m

Sunday      Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.  

 Announcements   - 

Heidelberg Reformed Youth Camp is this week Tuesday through Friday. Pray for our safe travels and that the Holy Spirit will bless the teaching. 

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. 

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. 


Congratulations to Kayla and the birth of her healthy son Isaac. Psalm 139:13-18

Pray for Luke (11 year old son of Dan & Rhonda at a sister church in PA). He is 11 years old and has been wrestling with a very rare form of liver cancer. He really needs more chemo but is terrible weak and is now needing a liver transplant as the cancer now is in the last good lobe of his liver. Psalm 71:6

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

Aaron Harms as he will have another eye surgery. Psalm 26:3

Pray for the elderly, particularly those in nursing and assisted living homes – Bernetta and Dorothy. 2Cor. 4:17

Pray for the Ukraine & Ethiopia and particularly the Christians there who have not been able to escape the fighting. Ethiopia is in a civil war with over 500,000 dead in the last couple of years. Matthew 24:6

Pray for the police officers and their safety. Pray for our servicemen & women and national Guard who are members or related to members- DakotaJeremyTy Ryan Michael Amanda Caleb Schmieg , as well as their families as they are serving. Ps. 91

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   -

Covetousness is commonly a master-sin and has the command of other lusts. Matthew Henry

Beware ... of the beginnings of covetousness, for you know not where it will end. Thomas Manton

We may love money without having it, just as we may have money without loving it. J. C. Ryle

The only person in this world who enjoys complete contentment is the person who knows that the only worthwhile and satisfying life is to be a means, however humble, to God’s chief end his own glory and praise. 

J. I. Packer


Next Lord’s Supper - August 21


Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 25

65. Since, then, we are made partakers of Christ and all His benefits by faith only, where  does this faith come from? 

The Holy Spirit works faith in our hearts by the preaching of the Holy Gospel, and confirms it by the use of the holy sacraments. 

66. What are the sacraments? 

The sacraments are visible holy signs and seals appointed by God for this end, that by their use He may the more fully declare and seal to us the promise of the Gospel, namely, that of free grace He grants us the forgiveness of sins and everlasting life for the sake of the one sacrifice of Christ accomplished on the cross.

67. Are both the Word and the sacraments designed to direct our faith to the sacrifice of Christ on the cross as the only ground of our salvation? 

Yes, truly, for the Holy Spirit teaches in the Gospel and assures us by the holy sacraments, that our whole salvation stands in the one sacrifice of Christ made for us on the cross. 

68. How many sacraments has Christ instituted in the New Testament? 

Two: Holy Baptism and the Holy Supper. 

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.


Sin’s bad Bargain!

2 Kings 5:20-27



1.  God is warning us to the heinousness & depth of sin!


















2. God is warning us to repent because of the curse of sin! 













Picture: Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, MN

Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.



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