St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel 15470 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He. Deut. 32:4
The Lords’ Day - July 3rd, 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 “All You That Fear Jehovah’s Name” Vs 1-3 9
We Read God’s Word: Hebrews 6:9-20 (B. p. 1065)
Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 26
Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer w/ Lord’s Prayer
Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses, For they are from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; According to Your mercy remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord. Psalm 25:5-7
- Scripture: Psalm 31:5 (B. p. 494)
Sermon: Living in God's Good Hands!
Hymn-Offering “Children Of The Heavenly Father”131
• 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 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 Peace Villa Bible Study at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Consistory meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
- Announcements -
The Youth Group is accepting donations for the Summer Pick and Pack Event for families with children. Each Monday an average of 65 families are choosing foods that will meet their needs for the week. The Youth Group will be matching all donations.
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.
Howard and Mavis are now at the Harbor! Hebrews 13:5
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 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 as he will have another eye surgery on Thursday. 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- Dakota, Jeremy, Ty , 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 -
Who can describe the tokens of God’s goodness that are extended to the human race even in this life? Augustine
Our duty as Christians is always to keep heaven in our eyes and earth under our feet. Matthew Henry
When visited with affliction, it is of great importance that we should consider it as coming from God, and as expressly intended for our good. John Calvin
Sometimes providences, like Hebrew letters, must be read backwards. John Flavel
Next Lord’s Supper - August 21
Lord’s Day 26
69. How is it signified and sealed to you in Holy Baptism that you have part in the one sacrifice of Christ on the cross?
Thus: that Christ instituted this outward washing with water and joined to it this promise, that I am washed with His blood and Spirit from the pollution of my soul, that is, from all my sins, as certainly as I am washed outwardly with water, whereby commonly the filthiness of the body is taken away.
70. What is it to be washed with the blood and Spirit of Christ?
It is to have the forgiveness of sins from God through grace, for the sake of Christ’s blood, which He shed for us in His sacrifice on the cross; and also to be renewed by the Holy Spirit and sanctified to be members of Christ, so that we may more and more die unto sin and lead holy and blameless lives.
71. Where has Christ promised that we are as certainly washed with His blood and Spirit as with the water of Baptism?
In the institution of Baptism, which says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” This promise is also repeated where Scripture calls Baptism the washing of regeneration and the washing away of sins.
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.
Living in God's Good Hands!
- David's use of this prayer
2. Israel's use of this prayer
3. Jesus' use of this prayer
4. The church's first martyr used this prayer
5. We use this prayer
Picture: Butterfly House, Sioux Falls, SD
Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.