St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
Pastor Daniel R. Schnabel 15470 County Road 31, Hamburg, MN
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
The Lords’ Day - August 14th, 2022
Prelude & Piano - Corinne
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 “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” 457
We Read God’s Word: Exodus 20:1-17 (B. p. 68)
Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 31
Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer w/ Lord’s Prayer
Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:12-14
- • Hymn “How Firm A Foundation” 94
- Scripture:1 Thessalonians 2:7-12 (B. p. 1048)
Sermon: Our Purpose In A Lost & Dying World! Part 2
Hymn-Offering “Oh God To Us Show Mercy” 437
• 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.
Men’s Brotherhood at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Consistory at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
- Announcements -
Next Sunday we will partake of the Lord’s Supper (Table). Please prepare your hearts for this sacrament and remembrance of the Lord Jesus’ sacrifice in which He is spiritually present with us to bless those who partake in faith. Please read 1 Corinthians 11:23-27
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.
Bernetta who after her fall has been moved to The Gardens in Winsted. Psalm 6:2
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 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
Lord’s Day 31
83. What is the Office of the Keys?
The preaching of the Holy Gospel and Christian discipline; by these two the kingdom of heaven is opened to believers and shut against unbelievers.
84. How is the kingdom of heaven opened and shut by the preaching of the Holy Gospel?
In this way: that, according to the command of Christ, it is proclaimed and openly witnessed to believers, one and all, that as often as they accept with true faith the promise of the Gospel, all their sins are really forgiven them of God for the sake of Christ’s merits; and on the contrary, to all unbelievers and hypocrites, that the wrath of God and eternal condemnation abide on them so long as they are not converted. According to this testimony of the Gospel, God will judge men both in this life and in that which is to come.
85. How is the kingdom of heaven shut and opened by Christian discipline?
In this way: that, according to the command of Christ, if any under the Christian name show themselves unsound either in doctrine or in life, and after several brotherly admonitions do not turn from their errors or evil ways, they are complained of to the Church or to its proper officers; and, if they neglect to hear them also, are by them denied the holy sacraments and thereby excluded from the Christian communion, and by God Himself from the kingdom of Christ; and if they promise and show real amendment, they are again received as members of Christ and His Church.
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.
- Further Study -
Whatever is devoid of love is of no account in the sight of God. John Calvin
Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct. J. C. Ryle
Brotherly love is the badge of Christ’s disciples.
Usher this Sunday - Tanner Usher next Week - Joe
Next Lord’s Supper - August 21
Our Purpose In A Lost & Dying World! Part 2
1 Thessalonians 2:7-12
- Discipling others with the gospel is to be done with loving affection!
2. Discipling others with the gospel encourages walking worthy of God and His glory!
Picture: Sunset from the church, Hamburg, MN
Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.