St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day, August 27th, 2022

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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

The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:10-12

The Lords’ Day - August 28th, 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 “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms”      616 

We Read God’s Word: John 10:22-30        (B. p. 950)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 32

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19

  •  Hymn “Ito You, O Lord I Fly”                    692 
  • Scripture:2 Kings 8:1-15                        (B. p. 336)

   Sermon: The Mystery of God’s Providence!

Hymn-Offering It Is Well With My Soul”           691

  • 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

This Week at St. Paul’s 

Thursday Women’s Guild at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

We will Study Rahab from Joshua 2

Sunday      Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 

 Announcements  - 

“Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints” Ps 116:15. On this side of eternity we are saddened by the departure of our sister Bernetta to her heavenly home and the church triumphant. We express our deepest sympathies to all of the family. Please keep Bernetta’s family in your prayers in this time of trial. We also rest in hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13

Thanks to the Women’s Guild and everyone who helped with Bernetta Glander’s funeral!

Thanks to the Men’s Brotherhood and everyone who came to help serve root beer floats at the Stiftungsfest family night. We served 420 root beer floats that night! 

Choir Practice will begin September 11th! 

Sunday school will begin again September 11th! 

Fellowship this month will be the 26th!

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, works with Middle East Reformed Fellowship and is also on the denominations foreign missions committee. 

Kenny as he recovers from his bladder surgery. They did find cancer and he will have another surgery. Psalm 61:2

Shelby & Kevinwould like to thank everyone for your support, prayers and donations towards their IVF journey. They had a good turn out and would like your continued prayers during the process. Lord willing we will have good news soon!1 Samuel 1:11, 17

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 – Dorothy, Howard & Mavis. 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 more I learn about God, the more aware I become of what I don’t know about him. R. C. Sproul

We cannot know all about God for the obvious reason that the finite cannot comprehend the infinite.  R. B. Kuiper

We know God but as men born blind know the fire. They know that there is such a thing as fire, for they feel it warm them, but what it is they know not. So, that there is a God we know, but what he is we know little, and indeed we can never search him out to perfection; a finite creature can never fully comprehend that which is infinite. Thomas Manton

We must believe God is great without quantity, everlasting without time, and containing all things without extent; and when our thoughts are come to their highest, let us stop, wonder and adore. Joseph Hall

Usher this Sunday - Caydra       Usher on the 11th - Jacob

Next Lord’s Supper - October 16th

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 32

86. Since, then, we are redeemed from our misery by grace through Christ, without any 

merit of ours, why must we do good works? 

Because Christ, having redeemed us by His blood, also renews us by His Holy Spirit after His own image, that with our whole life we show ourselves thankful to God for His blessing, and that He be glorified through us; then also, that we ourselves may be assured of our faith by the fruits thereof; and by our godly walk win also others to Christ. 

87. Can they, then, not be saved who do not turn to God from their unthankful, unrepentant life? 

By no means, for, as Scripture says, no unchaste person, idolater, adulterer, thief, covetous man, drunkard, slanderer, robber, or the like shall inherit the kingdom of God.

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.

The Mystery of God’s Providence! 

2 Kings 8:1-15

Be patient and trust God’s mysterious providential control:

  1. For God will not abandon His people!

2. God will use even wicked men to chasten His straying people and judge those who reject Him!

Picture: Bath England

Bulletin cover, graphics are by Pastor Schnabel. Picture by Ellie Schnabel.

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