St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - September 11th, 2022

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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

I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.  John 17:15-18

The Lords’ Day - September 11th, 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 “I Sing The Almighty Power of God”        119

We Read God’s Word:Psalm 1           (H. p. 785)

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord’s Day 33

Confession of Sin & Pastoral Prayer 

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon:“I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If, in the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me? If the dead do not rise, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God… 1 Corinthians 15:31-35

• Hymn “I Need Thee Every Hour”     674

  Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 8:16-29           (B. p. 337)

  Sermon: The Infectious Corruption & Sorrow of Sin!

 Hymn-Offering “Trust and Obey”       672


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. As we gather please set aside those distractions which seem so easily to preoccupy our thoughts and let’s strive to put life in Biblical perspective as we worship the God of the universe who has brought us salvation by grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. As you join us, we ask that you would take on the attitude, not of what might entertain you in this next hour, but much more consider it as a time of worship from you to God the Father through the Son Jesus Christ as we are empowered by the Holy Spirit. May our gracious Lord draw near to you wonderfully in this worship service today and bless you.

-   This Week at St. Paul’s  -  

Today Choir practice after worship

Youth Group & Parents meet after worship

Tuesday Peace Villa Bible Study is canceled

-Pastor will be at a funeral for his cousin Linda on Tuesday.

Wednesday Catechism 5:00 -6:30 p.m. (Jones Catechism #94& 95)

Sunday      Sunday School and Bible Study at 8:40 a.m

Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 

Choir after worship

 Announcements  -  

Sunday school for 4& 5 year olds will start in October!

The Women’s Guild has new cards! New boxes are $6 the old boxes are still marked $5. Its $6 for 12 cards and $8 for 24 cards. Lots of new cards to check out! They are wedding, anniversary, children’s birthday, adult birthday, new baby, sympathy, praying for you and get well cards!

Fellowship this month will be the 26th!

Care Ministry sign up sheet is on the bulletin board!  

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. 

- Prayer & Praise & Hospital Notes  - 

Marylin has been having pain for a while and went to the local emergency room which could not find anything. We are thankful Abbot NW Hospital found an abscess and is now treating her infection. We are thankful to the Lord that she is back home! Psalm 119:56

Angie will have a heart valve replacement on Thursday. Psalm 40:11

Dale as he has started his seminary classes! Proverbs 4:5

Kenny Kroells as he recovers from his bladder surgery. Psalm 61:2

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 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 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   -

All who forsake the Word fall into idolatry. John Calvin

Before the Word everyone must give way.  Martin Luther

If you believe what you like in the Bible, and reject what you like, it is not the Bible you believe but yourself.  Augustine

Let us beware of being wiser than God. What he has written he has written not for our opinion but for our obedience.

John Blanchard

I rest with the conviction that every word of Christ is true; and what I do not understand I commit to his grace in the hope that I shall understand it after my death.  John Hus

Usher this Sunday - Jacob       Usher next Sunday - Audie

Next Lord’s Supper - October 16th

Heidelberg Catechism

Lord’s Day 33

88. In how many things does true repentance or conversion consist? 

In two things: the dying of the old man, and the making alive of the new.

89. What is the dying of the old man?

Heartfelt sorrow for sin, causing us to hate and turn from it always more and more.

90. What is the making alive of the new man? 

Heartfelt joy in God through Christ, causing us to take delight in living according to the will of God in all good works.

91. What are good works? 

Those only which proceed from true faith, and are done according to the law of God, unto His glory, and not such as rest on our own opinion or the commandments of men.

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 Infectious Corruption & Sorrow of Sin!

 2 Kings 8:16-29 (2 Chronicles 21:1-20)

  1. Don’t’ be deceived sin spreads and affects generations!

  1. Our only hope is God’s covenant promises and grace! 

Picture: Mediterranean Coast over Morocco

Bulletin cover, graphics are by Pastor Schnabel.