St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - August 6th, 2022

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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

… it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations… and you are witnesses of these things. Luke 24:47-48

The Lords’ Day - August 7th, 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 “Before Jehovah’s Awesome Throne.” Ps 100  65 

We Read God’s Word: Matthew 28:16-20     (B. p. 881)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 30

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 1 Peter 1:17-21

  •  Song “Wonderful Merciful Savior”                   #13 
  • Scripture:1 Thessalonians 2:1-8              (B. p. 1048)

   Sermon: Our Purpose In A Lost & Dying World! Part 1

Hymn-Offering “Christ For the World We Sing”    447

  • 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 Peace villa Bible Study moved to next week. 

Sunday      Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.  

 Announcements   -  

Thanks to Deacon Dale who exhorted God’s word for us while Pastor was on vacation. 

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.

This month 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. 

Aaron would like to thank everyone for their prayers and cards after his surgery! Colossians 1:3

Lance as he recovers from knee surgery. Ps 30:2

Bernetta Glander who fell Thursday night, suffering many bruises, cracked vertebrae, broken finger & nose and is recovering at the hospital. Psalm 6:2

Thursday Pastor has multiple meetings in Sioux Falls concerning Foreign Missions. Psalm 108:3

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 1:1117

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 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   -

The gospel does not fall from the clouds like rain, by accident, but is brought by the hands of men to where God has sent it. John Calvin

A zealous man in religion is a man of one thing. He only sees one thing, he cares for one thing, he is swallowed up in one thing; and that one thing is to please God. J. C. Ryle

I feel there are two things it is impossible to desire with sufficient ardour - personal holiness and the honour of Christ in the salvation of souls. Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Usher Next Sunday - Tanner       Usher following Week - Joe

Next Lord’s Supper - August 21

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 30

80. What difference is there between the Lord’s Supper and the Pope’s Mass? 

The Lord’s Supper testifies to us that we have full forgiveness of all our sins by the one sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which He Himself once accomplished on the cross; and that by the Holy Spirit we are engrafted into Christ, who, with His true body is now in heaven at the right hand of the Father, and is there to be worshiped. But the Mass teaches that the living and the dead do not have forgiveness of sins through the sufferings of Christ, unless Christ is still daily offered for them by the priests, and that Christ is bodily under the form of bread and wine, and is therefore to be worshiped in them. And thus the Mass at bottom is nothing else than a denial of the one sacrifice and suffering of Jesus Christ, and an accursed idolatry. 

81. Who are to come to the table of the Lord? 

Those who are displeased with themselves for their sins, yet trust that these are forgiven them, and that their remaining infirmity is covered by the suffering and death of Christ; who also desire more and more to strengthen their faith and to amend their life. But the unrepentant and hypocrites eat and drink judgment to themselves.

82. Are they, then, also to be admitted to this Supper who show themselves by their confession and life to be unbelieving and ungodly? 

No, for thereby the covenant of God is profaned and His wrath provoked against the whole congregation; therefore, the Christian Church is bound, according to the order of Christ and His Apostles, to exclude such persons by the Office of the Keys until they amend their lives. 

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.

Our Purpose In A Lost & Dying World! Part 1 

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

  1. Our purpose is to disciple others focusing on God’s word!

2. Our purpose is to disciple others to please & glorify God from the heart!  

Picture: Minneapolis skyline overlooking the Mississippi river.

Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.