Emmanuel Reformed Church (RCUS)
Lord’s Day Worship — Sunday, December 20, 2020
Order of Worship

Silent Prayer and Piano Response

  • Call to Worship — Psalm 98:1-3
  • Opening Prayer and Gloria Patri
  • Hymn #196, “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

Psalter Reading — Psalm 7 (p. 788)

Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 51, Question 126 (p. 874)

Congregational Prayer & Lord’s Prayer

  • Hymn #200, “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”

Reading of Holy Scripture — Psalm 45

Sermon: “Wedding of the Great King”

Pastor Carl Gobelman

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

  • Hymn #210, “Silent Night! Holy Night!”
  • Closing Prayer and Doxology


Sermon Text

Psalm 45NKJV


This Week: December 20, Sunday School — 9:30 am; Worship — 10:30 am; Family Bible Study — 7:00 pm

Next Week: December 27, Sunday School — 9:30 am; Worship — 10:30 am

Sutton Community Home: Myrna Ulmer, Leoma Sisel

Henderson Care Center: Jeanine Fehr

Prayer Requests: Marsha Hendrikus (lump in throat, Bev Ochsner’s sister), 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 3:1-6
  • Next Sunday, December 27, 2020 we will continue our sermon series through Book Two of the Psalms titled A Heart Longing for God as we look at Psalm 46.
  • Next Sunday, December 27, 2020 we will continue our Sunday School Bible study through the Book of Romans as we look at Romans 7:14-25.
  • We will have our Christmas worship service on Friday, December 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM.
  • The next ERC Lady’s Bible study will be on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. We will be looking at ch. 7 in the Knowing the Bible study guide through Genesis.
  • Our 2021 Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, January 10, 2021 immediately following the worship service. Worship will start at 10:00 AM and there will be no Sunday School that morning.
  • 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: December 13, 2020

General Fund — $1,651.99

Parsonage Repair — $500.00

Philippine Student Seminary — $70.00

John Griess/Verly Hofmann Memorial Fund — $625.00

Attendance — 46 Communicant Members — 40

Offering Today: General Fund & Compassion Kenya

Next Week: General Fund & MERF

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