Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
August 1st, 2021
Evening Worship

Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church

9725 S Virginia St

 Reno, NV 89511

Contact Info

Rev. Colin Samul                                                  Elder Paul Hemphill

775-636-2703                                                                  559-392-2139              



We welcome you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We hope you will be encouraged and edified, having heard Biblical

truth in love.


Great Basin RP is a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of

North America, one of the oldest denominations in the United States.

We are committed to the doctrines of Scripture and the formation of

loving community as a necessary fruit of the Gospel.


In light of the above, we believe that the most comprehensive and accurate summary of biblical teaching is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Westminster Larger and

Shorter Catechisms. These documents were completed in 1647 as a summary of Christian belief and practice, with the desired intention of helping Christ’s church become unified in doctrine, government, and worship (John 17:11). In addition to the Westminster Standards, we also maintain the Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of

North America, which is our denomination’s own continuing and contemporary application of the Word of God to our current culture and context.

Set Up Schedule:

08/01 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman

08/08 – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil

08/15 – Paul Adamson, Eric Churchill

08/22 - Owen Goggiano, Steve Pilcher

08/29 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman

Nursery Schedule:

08/01 – Shanna & Mele Samul

08/08 – Kobi & Sierra Kothman

08/15 - Ashley Maupin & Sandi Churchill

08/22 – Ynez Goggiano & Mele Samul

08/29 - Shanna & Mele Samul

Giving for the Month of July - $4542 (Goal - $4250)


Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

Psalm 95:6



Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church


Today’s Schedule – August 1st, 2021

Catechism ...............................................................................2:30 PM

Evening Worship..................................................................4:30 PM


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 104C











*Call to Worship                                         Hebrews 12:18-24


*Praise                                                           Psalm 99A


*Prayer of Invocation


Reading of the Law                                     Mt. 6:19-34


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 84A

                                                                                  Tune: Melita (84B)

Scripture Reading                                       Psalm 16


*Praise                                                           Psalm 16D


Prayer of Intercession


Scripture Reading                                    Philippians 1:21-26


Psalm of Preparation                                    Psalm 119S (1,2)


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -                                                       “To Live is Christ”


           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 23A

           The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

           The Words of Institution


Psalm of Preparation                                       Psalm 116B


Administration of the Sacrament


*Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 72F



*Tithes/Offerings to GBRPC can be placed in the donation box on the

back welcome table      

To Live is Christ




Theme: Because Christ is now our life; we must live for our death, and embrace death while we live



How Christ is our Life





How we are to live for our Death





How we are to embrace death while we Live












Prayer Requests

·      Pray that the Lord would raise up Elders and Deacons at GBRPC

·      Pray for our Elder candidate, Greg Kothman

·      Pray for the building committee

·      Pray for Eric and Sandi’s son, Ryan, who is incarcerated.

·      Pray for Sandi’s coworker Shawn. His wife Pam has passed on and is with the Lord.

·      Pray for Sandi’s Aunt Jackie who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

·      Pray for the Garrisons and Declan, who was born, but has needed surgeries. He recently had kidney surgery, please pray for a full recovery.

·      Pray for Andrew that he gets a better shift with his job so that he can worship with us each Lord’s Day.

·      Pray for Allison’s grandparents, that their medical and living needs would be met.

·      Pray for wisdom for the Kothmans in dealing with parental health needs. 

·      Pray for Kobi’s friend Kim who had surgery for breast cancer.

·      Pray for RP Church Planters and for Rev. Hemphill as he is beginning to church plant in Boise, ID.

·      Pray for Ashley’s former roommate Jess, who has chronic COVID issues.

·      Pray for Eric Maupin who is having ongoing COVID issues

·      Pray for Pastor’s Family friend, Mark, who has Kidney Cancer

·      Pray for Randy who is a missionary in the Middle East

·      Pray for Owen’s coworker Tim who has pancreatic cancer and is not a believer.

·      Pray for Owen’s niece, Carter, who was diagnosed with neutropenia.

·      Pray for Deacon Eric Mulder at the Edmonton, CA Congregation, who was just diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

This Week’s Congregational Prayers

Prayer for our Nation

·      Pray that our leaders would come to know Christ and submit to him

·      Pray for revival and reformation in our churches

Prayer for our Church

·      Pray for spiritual and numerical growth

·      Give thanks for Elder Elect Greg Kothman

Prayer for our Presbytery

·      Pray for our congregation in Squamish, CA

·      Pray for our Church in San Diego, CA

Prayer for our Denomination

·      Pray for our Seminary Students and those looking for calls

·      Pray for vacant pulpits in the RPCNA

Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms

·      Pray NAPARC Churches

·      Pray for persecuted brethren




This Week’s Doctrinal Meditation

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen. – Nicene/Constantinople Creed 381AD










From the Pastor’s Study

The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is to be observed until He comes again, in remembrance of the sacrifice of Himself which He offered upon the cross. The physical elements of bread and wine represent the body and blood of the Savior, and are received by true believers as signs and seals of all the benefits of His sacrifice. The Supper signifies and seals remission of sins, and nourishes our souls to grow in Christ, and is a bond and pledge of our union and communion with Him and with each other as members of His body, the church. It assures us that God is faithful to fulfill the promises of the Covenant of Grace, and it calls us to renewed commitment to obey and serve the Lord in gratitude for His salvation. Christ Himself is present by His Spirit in the Supper, to make it truly a means of grace to those who receive it in faith. Those who partake of the Supper do so in thankful remembrance that the body of Christ was given, and His blood shed, for them. They rejoice in hope as they anticipate the completion of their redemption in that day when they will share in the marriage supper of the Lamb.


It is the duty of the church to warn you that if you do not trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation, or if you are living an ungodly, disobedient life, and have not repented, you should not partake of the Lord’s Supper, lest you eat and drink condemnation to yourself. The Lord’s Supper is for repentant and believing sinners, who, after examining themselves and seeking reconciliation with their brothers, come confessing Christ as their Savior. This warning is not designed to keep the humble and contrite away from the Lord’s Supper. On the contrary, the Supper is a means of grace offered to sustain weak pilgrims on their journey through the wilderness of this life. We who come to partake of the symbols of Christ’s body and blood, come as sinners whose only hope is the grace of God in Christ. We come in a worthy manner if we recognize that in ourselves we are unworthy sinners who need a Savior, if we discern His body given for our sins, if we hunger and thirst after Christ, giving thanks for His grace, trusting in His merits, feeding on Him by faith, renewing our covenant with Him and His people. If you are prepared to come in this way, then hear the Lord’s words of gracious invitation:





This Month at GBRPC

Today (08/01) – If you are a regular visitor please reach out to Rev. Samul about the Faithlife App for giving and Church communication. .We will be doing the Lord’s Supper a week early, as Rev. Samul will be gone on 08/08. Visitors are asked to speak with Rev. Samul or Elder Elect Greg Kothman before partaking


Weds. (08/04) – The Prayer meeting will be cancelled until we start a new “in-house” prayer meeting twice a month in August.


Thursday (08/05) – Sandi Churchill will be hosting a ladies Bible study at her house at 6:30PM. The Churchill’s address is 4711 Paso Robles Ct, Sparks, NV


Sunday (08/08) – Licentiate Seni Adeyemi will be filling the pulpit while Rev. Samul covers the pulpit in Fresno and goes on Vacation. If you are willing to host please contact Mr. Greg Kothman.


Weds. (09/15) – Catechumens is on break for the summer. We will reconvene in September, and pick up on question 23 of the Shorter Catechism.



                                   Significant Dates in the Congregation


Sierra Kothman 8/23/2008

Jackson Pilcher 8/29/2015




Reading of the Law

Matthew 6:19-34NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Psalm 16NKJV

New Testament Reading

Philippians 1:21-26NKJV

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