St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel 15470 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
The Lords’ Day - July 17th, 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 “O Praise The Lord, For He is Good” Ps. 107 83
We Read God’s Word: Psalm 23 (H. p. 791)
Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 27
Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer w/ Lord’s Prayer
Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.” Lamentations 3:21-26
- Scripture: 2 Kings 6:1-7 (B. p. 334)
Sermon: God’s Sovereign Care
Even in the Little Things!
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 Fish Fry at 6:00 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.
Brotherhood fish fry is Tuesday at 6:00 p.m! All widows and VBS teachers/helpers are also invited to attend!
Starting September 21st if anyone would be willing to take care of the flowers pots for the church please contact Dana Willemsen.
In August those who have been confirmed will again begin ushering. First Sunday of month does not have an usher.
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 Rev. Dennis Roe with us who is also the chairman for Westminster Biblical Missions and works with Middle East Reformed Fellowship.
- Prayer & Praise & Hospital Notes -
Aaron's eye surgery went well this week! Psalm 26:3
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
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 -
There is nothing of which it is more difficult to convince men than that the providence of God governs this world.
Providence has ordered that condition for you which is best for your eternal good. If you had more of the world than you have, your heads and hearts might not be able to manage it to your advantage. John Flavel
Next Lord’s Supper - August 21
Lord’s Day 27
72. Is, then, the outward washing with water itself the washing away of sins?
No, for only the blood of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit cleanse us from all sin.
73. Why then does the Holy Spirit call Baptism the washing of regeneration and the washing away of sins?
God speaks thus with great cause, namely, not only to teach us thereby that just as the filthiness of the body is taken away by water, so our sins are taken away by the blood and Spirit of Christ; but much more, that by this divine pledge and token He may assure us that we are as really washed from our sins spiritually as our bodies are washed with water.
74. Are infants also to be baptized?
Yes, for since they, as well as their parents, belong to the covenant and people of God, and through the blood of Christ both redemption from sin and the Holy Spirit, who works faith, are promised to them no less than to their parents, they are also by Baptism, as a sign of the covenant, to be engrafted into the Christian Church, and distinguished from the children of unbelievers, as was done in the Old Testament by circumcision, in place of which in the New Testament Baptism is appointed.
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.
God’s Providential Care
Even In The Little things!
2 Kings 6:1-7
- Trust the Lord’s providential care and do what is before us!
2. Trust the Lord’s providential care knowing we can cry out to Him even for the little things of life!
Picture: Washington Lake in MN
Bulletin cover, graphics are by Pastor Schnabel.