Emmanuel Reformed Church (RCUS)
Lord’s Day Worship — Sunday, October 11, 2020
Order of Worship

[Prelude and Announcements]

Silent Prayer and Piano Response

  • Call to Worship — Psalm 30:1-2
  • Opening Prayer and Gloria Patri
  • Hymn #5, “God, My King, Thy Might Confessing”

Reading of Holy Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22 (p. 24)

Confession of Faith — Apostles’ Creed (Bulletin Insert)

Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 41, Questions 108-109 (p. 872)

Congregational Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (p. 784)

  • Hymn #170, “Fairest Lord Jesus”

Reading of Holy Scripture: John 1:43-51 (p. 919)

Sermon: “Stairway to Heaven”

Pastor Carl Gobelman

Presentation of Offerings (Offering plate will be available in foyer)

  • Hymn #648, “My Jesus, I Love Thee”
  • Closing Prayer and Doxology


  • Congregation please stand as able
Sermon Text

John 1:43-51NKJV


This Week: October 11, Sunday School — 9:30 am; Worship — 10:30 am

Next Week: October 4, Sunday School — 9:30 am; Worship — 10:30 am; Family Bible Study — 7:00 pm

Sutton Community Home: Myrna Ulmer, Verly Hofmann, Leoma Sisel; Kearney Veteran’s Home: Johnny Griess; Henderson Care Center: Jeanine Fehr

Prayer Requests: Marsha Hendrikus (lump in throat, Bev Ochsner’s sister), Cheryl Cloet (back), Leola Nuss & Nuss Family (death of Tom Nuss), Leoma Sisel, Arnie Boehler; Jeannine Fehr; Mercy Street Reformed Church (Denver); Omaha Reformed Church; Westminster Biblical Missions; Compassion Kenya; MERF; Reformed Faith & Life; Reformed churches in Kenya, Congo, and the Philippines; Philippine Student Seminary

Announcements: If you have any announcements for the Sunday bulletin, please call Pastor Gobelman, (847) 989-4676.

  • Next Sunday, October 18, 2020 ERC will be celebrating Missions Fest. Our special guest will be Rev. Mark VanderHart, associate professor of OT @ Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer IN.
  • We will be celebrating the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Fellowship meal to follow after the service.
  • The next Family Bible Study through the Book of Revelation will be on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 7:00 pm here in the sanctuary. We will be looking at Revelation 2:1-7.
  • We will resume our Sunday School Bible study through the Book of Romans on Sunday, October 25, 2020. The text we will study is Romans 6:1-4.
  • We will resume our sermon series through the Gospel of John on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Sermon text: John 2:1-12
  • The next ERC Ladies Bible Study will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. We will continue our study through the Book of Genesis using the Crossway Knowing the Bible study guide (chapter 5).
  • The Next ERC Youth Fellowship will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

Offering & Attendance: October 4, 2020

General Fund — $1,027.00

Synod/Classis — $540.00

Attendance — 43, Communicant Members — 38

Offering Today: General Fund & Philippine Student Seminary

Next Week: General Fund & Compassion Kenya

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