Emmanuel Reformed Church (RCUS)
Lord’s Day Worship — Sunday, December 27, 2020
Order of Worship

[Prelude and Announcements]

Silent Prayer and Piano Response

  • Call to Worship — Psalm 100
  • Opening Prayer and Gloria Patri
  • Hymn #40, “God is Our Refuge and Our Strength”

Confession of Faith — Nicene Creed (Bulletin Insert)

Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 52, Questions 127-129 (p. 874)

Congregational Prayer & Lord’s Prayer

  • Hymn #301, “Join All the Glorious Names”

Reading of Holy Scripture — Psalm 46

Sermon: “God is Our Refuge and Strength”

Pastor Carl Gobelman

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

  • Hymn #92, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
  • Closing Prayer and Doxology


  • Congregation please stand as able
Sermon Text

Psalm 46NKJV


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

Next Week: January 3, Sunday School — 9:30 am; Worship — 10:30 am; Family Bible Study — 7:00 pm

Sutton Community Home: Myrna Ulmer, Leoma Sisel

Henderson Care Center: Jeanine Fehr

Prayer Requests: Marsha Hendrikus (lump in throat, Bev Ochsner’s sister), 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, January 3, 2021, we will continue our Family Bible Study through the Book of Revelation as we look at Revelation 3:7-13.
  • Next Sunday, January 3, 2021, we will continue our Sunday School Bible study through the Book of Romans as we look at Romans 8:1-4.
  • 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.
  • The next ERC Youth Fellowship will be on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 7:00 PM at the parsonage. Invite your friends! 
  • 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 20, 2020

General Fund — $1,322.00

Compassion Kenya — $230.00

Verly Hofmann Memorial Fund — $90.00

Attendance — 49 Communicant Members — 42

Offering Today: General Fund & MERF

Next Week: General Fund & Classis/Synod

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