St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel 15470 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN
Let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory” Deuteronomy 20:3–4
The Lords’ Day - July 24th, 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 “Hallelujah! Thine the Glory” Ps. 107 179
We Read God’s Word: Psalm 68:1-20 (H. p. 809)
Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 28
Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer w/ Lord’s Prayer
Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. Romans 5:8-11
- • Hymn “I Am Thine, O Lord, I Have heard Thy Voice” 533
- Scripture: 2 Kings 6:8-23 (B. p. 334)
Sermon: Seeing God’s All Sufficient Resources!
Hymn-Offering “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” 571
• 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. May our gracious Lord draw near to you wonderfully in this worship service today as He gathers us as sinners, loving us through His grace. May you be blessed through the worship of our most high God as we reflect upon His sovereign goodness(Rom. 9:11) and grace to us through Jesus Christ our Lord and savior(Acts 4:12), as well as the gift of the Holy Spirit(1 Cor.12:3).
- This Week at St. Paul’s -
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.
Starting September 1, Dana will no longer be taking care of the flower pots at church. If you’re interested and like creating flower pot designs for the different seasons or have questions, please let Dana or Pastor know!
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.
Mission Fest will be October 2nd. That Sunday we will have the pleasure of having 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 -
Keith and Linda are glad to announce that they are now the grandparents of two new twin grandsons. Psalm 103:17
Shelby & Kevin have struggled to have a baby and are looking to seeing if IVF would help. This is an expensive process not covered by insurance. They are having a fundraiser on August 13th at 3:00 p.m. at their house! 1 Samuel 1:11, 17
Aaron as he heals from his eye surgery! 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 28
75. How is it signified and sealed to you in the Holy Supper that you partake of the one sacrifice of Christ on the cross and all His benefits?
Thus: that Christ has commanded me and all believers to eat of this broken bread and to drink of this cup in remembrance of Him, and has joined therewith these promises: first, that His body was offered and broken on the cross for me and His blood shed for me, as certainly as I see with my eyes the bread of the Lord broken for me and the cup communicated to me; and further, that with His crucified body and shed blood He Himself feeds and nourishes my soul to everlasting life, as certainly as I receive from the hand of the minister and taste with my mouth the bread and cup of the Lord, which are given me as certain tokens of the body and blood of Christ.
76. What does it mean to eat the crucified body and drink the shed blood of Christ?
It means not only to embrace with a believing heart all the sufferings and death of Christ, and thereby to obtain the forgiveness of sins and life eternal; but moreover, also, to be so united more and more to His sacred body by the Holy Spirit, who dwells both in Christ and in us, that, although He is in heaven and we on earth, we are nevertheless flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone, and live and are governed forever by one Spirit, as members of the same body are governed by one soul.
77. Where has Christ promised that He will thus feed and nourish believers with His body and blood as certainly as they eat of this broken bread and drink of this cup?
In the institution of the Supper, which says: “The Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” And this promise is also repeated by the Apostle Paul, where he says, “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, so we being many are one body, for we are all partakers of that one bread.”
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.
Seeing God’s All Sufficient Resources!
2 Kings 6:8-23
1. God has all sufficient resources for your and my trials!
2. Pray for God to open our eyes to His all sufficient resources and undeserved grace
Picture: Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Kenya
Bulletin cover, graphics are by Pastor Schnabel.