St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church
Lord's Day - October 15, 2022

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church 

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

…not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.  Joshua 23:14

Lord’s Day — October 16th, 2022

Prelude & Piano – Corinne Schmieg

Ringing of the bell

Jesus Loves Me”  sung by the Sunday School Choir

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 “Holy, Holy, Holy”         100

We Read God’s Word:  Matthew 22:37-40  

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”  

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

Call to Repentance and Assurance of Pardon: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 

  • Hymn “We Have Not Known Thee as We Ought”   493 
  • Scripture: 2 Kings 11                          (B. p. 341)

   Sermon: The Preserving of Christmas!

We Celebrate The Lord’s Supper (Pew)

Hymn-Offering He Leadeth Me”    600

  • 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 

Today Choir practice after worship.

Tuesday Men’s Brotherhood at 7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday Catechism 5:00 -6:30 p.m. (Jones Catechism #100 & 101)

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

Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. 

Choir after worship

 Announcements  - 

Thanks to elders for leading the devotion and Hymn sing service last Sunday! 

Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Pew). Those who have publicly professed their faith in Christ being examined by a church and hold to the orthodox doctrines of the Christian faith, including justification by faith alone, and are in good standing as members of Christ’s church, are welcome. Please humbly prepare your hearts accordingly. Please remember to fill out a communion card or a guest communion card(by the bulletin board) if you are going to partake of the Lord’s Supper. It is served only on the main floor and if you are unable to come forward if you sit in the last two rows it will be served to you, when you motion to the elder or deacon. Please read 1Corinthians 11:26-29.

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!

Care Ministry sign up sheet is on the bulletin board! 

Gene would like to thank the Lord for everyones prayers cards and calls after his surgery! 1 Thessalonians 1:2

Shelby and Kevin would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support. They are thankful to God that Shelby is pregnant now! 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Reno has Parkinson's disease. Pray for Reno, Linda and their family for strength and God’s peace in this trial. Psalm 61:2

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

Angie Wischnack as she recovers from her heart surgery. Psalm 40:11 

Marilyn Bjelland is now at the Harbor. Apt. 208, 300 Faxon Road N. Psalm 119:56

Dale Schmieg as he takes seminary classes! Proverbs 4:5

Pray for the elderly, particularly those in nursing and assisted living homes – Dorothy, Howard & Mavis, and Marilyn.  2Cor. 4:17

Pray for safety and a good harvest for the farmers. Deuteronomy 28:12

Pray for those recovering from Hurricane Ian as well as many other disasters this summer. Psalm 9:9

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  -

Our faith should be borne up on wings by the promises of God. John Calvin

That which God abundantly makes the subject of his promises, God’s people should abundantly make the subject of their prayers. Jonathan Edwards

Let God’s promises shine on your problems. Corrie ten Boom

Usher this Sunday - Isaiah       Usher next Sunday - Luke

Next Lord’s Supper - November 27th


the Lord’s Table

1. With reverence and attention (Leviticus 10:3)

2. Discerning the Lord’s Body. In other words, a clear understanding of the meaning of the Lord’s Supper & His atoning sacrifice as our only hope of salvation. (1Cor. 11:29, John 8:24, Titus 2:14). Trusting His real Spiritual presence with us to bless us!(Mt 18:20, 28:20; John 6:63)

3. Meditation on Christ’s death and suffering (1Corinthians 11:24, Luke 9:22)

4. Judging Ourselves - Remembering His Holy law, the greatness of our sin & guilt (Isaiah 64:6, Matthew 9:13, 1Corinthians 11:23-27)

5. Sorrow & repentance for your sin (1 John 1:8-9)

6. Desire for God and a love for Christ (Matthew 11:28)

7. Feeding on Him in faith (John 6:53-64, 15:1-14)

8. Trusting in Him and His righteousness alone (John 8:24; 11:25,26 Galatians 3:13)

9. Rejoicing in His redeeming love (Romans 5:5-11)

10. Giving thanks for His free gift of grace (1 Peter 2:9-12)

11. Renewal of your thankful commitment to love Christ and serve Him (Ephesians 5:8-11, Matthew 3:8)

12. Special love to all Christians (Galatians 6:10, 1 John 2: 3-11, Romans. 13:9)

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 Preserving of Christmas! 

2 Kings 11

  1. Be encouraged for God will fulfill His promises!

2. Be responsive by your commitment to the Lord! 

Bulletin cover, graphics and picture are by Pastor Schnabel.