Emmanuel Reformed Church (RCUS)
Lord’s Day Worship — Sunday, December 6, 2020
Order of Worship

Silent Prayer and Piano Response

  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Prayer and Gloria Patri
  • Hymn #32, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Psalter Reading — Psalm 6 (p. 787)

Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 49, Question 124 (p. 873)

Congregational Prayer & Lord’s Prayer

  • Hymn #194, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Reading of Holy Scripture: Psalm 42-43

Sermon: “Yearning for God in the Midst of Distress”

Pastor Carl Gobelman

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

  • Hymn #661, “As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams”
  • Closing Prayer and Doxology


  • Congregation please stand as able
Sermon Text

Psalm 42-43NKJV


This Week: December 6, Sunday School — 9:30 am; Worship — 10:30 am; Family Bible Study — 7:00 pm

Next Week: December 13, Sunday School — 9:30 am; Worship — 10:30 am

Sutton Community Home: Myrna Ulmer, Verly Hofmann, Leoma Sisel; Henderson Care Center: Jeanine Fehr

Prayer Requests: Marsha Hendrikus (lump in throat, Bev Ochsner’s sister), Gina Borders & the Griess family (passing of Johnny Griess), Eric &Cheryl Cloet (COVID), 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.

  • Tonight we will continue our Family Bible Study through the Book of Revelation as we look at Revelation 2:18-29.
  • This Wednesday, December 9, 2020 our ERC Youth Fellowship will be meeting for a time of food, fellowship, and fun. Time: 7:00PM. Place: The Parsonage. Invite your friends.
  • Next Sunday, December 13, 2020 we will continue our sermon series through Book Two of the Psalms titled A Heart Longing for God as we look at Psalm 44.
  • Next Sunday, December 13, 2020 we will continue our Sunday School Bible study through the Book of Romans as we look at Romans 7:1-6.
  • The Next ERC Lady’s Bible Study will be meeting on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. We will be going over ch. 7 in the Knowing the Bible study guide.
  • As of now, we have a shortfall in our Synod/Classis giving for June 2021. Our shortfall currently stands at $21,695.74.
  • The consistory will be accepting nominations for the office of elder to be voted upon during our annual meeting in January 2021.

Offering & Attendance: November 29, 2020

General Fund — $1,025.00

Parsonage Repair — $1,610.00

Sutton Christian School — $20.00

Attendance — 25, Communicant Members — 23

Offering Today: General Fund & Synod/Classis

Next Week: General Fund & Philippine Student Seminary

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