Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
September 5th, 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:

09/05 – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil

09/12 – Paul Adamson, Eric Churchill

09/19 - Owen Goggiano, Steve Pilcher

09/26 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman

Nursery Schedule:

09/05 – Kobi & Sierra Kothman

09/12 - Ashley Maupin & Ynez Goggiano

09/19 – Sandi Churchill & Mele Samul

09/26 - Shanna & Mele Samul

Giving for the Month of August - $3939 (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 – September 5th, 2021

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

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


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 104D











*Call to Worship/Greeting                          Isaiah 12:1-5


*Praise                                                           Psalm 104C


*Prayer of Invocation


Reading of the Law                                     Exodus 20:1-17


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 4B


Scripture Reading                                       Luke 23:24-56


*Praise                                                           Psalm 22B


Prayer of Intercession


Scripture Reading                                     Isaiah 29:15-24


Psalm of Preparation                                    Psalm 119D (1,2)


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -                               “New Life from Spiritual Death”


           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 150B


Communion Service

Words of Institution


Administration of the Sacrament


*Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 67C




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

back welcome table      

New Life from Spiritual Death (Isaiah 29:15-24)




Theme: God would give the people of God new life; therefore they could look to the future with confidence and joy in Worship.


The Spiritual Rut of the People of God (Vs 15,16)







The New Life that God would Give (Vs 17-21)







Isaiah’s Encouragement to Confidence and Joy in the Future (Vs 22-24)               








Prayer Requests

·      Pray for our Elder Elect Greg Kothman

·      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 Eric’s mother Marlene, who fell and broke her leg and shoulder.

·      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.

·      Pray for Vanessa a daughter of the San Diego Church who struggles with mental illness

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 in our land

Prayer for our Church

·      Pray for our covenant children

·      Pray for outreach opportunities

Prayer for our Presbytery

·      Pray for our Church in LA as they look for a Pastor.

Prayer for our Denomination

·      Pray with Hebron (Clay Center, Kan.) RPC that the Lord would bless their families who have young children, most of whom are in Christian schools or being homeschooled

·      Pray for the many young families at Second (Indianapolis, Ind.) RPC, ask that all of their children would be taught by the Lord and that great would be the peace of their children (Isa. 54:13)

Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms

·      Pray for the RP of Japan

·      Pray for persecuted brethren


This Week’s Doctrinal Meditation

6. Committing ourselves with all our interests to the keeping of Him in whom we have believed; in faithfulness to our own vows, and to the Covenants of our fathers, and to our children whom we desire to lead in the right ways of the Lord; in love to all mankind, especially the household of faith; in obedience to the commandment of the everlasting God to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints, we will bear true testimony in word and in deed for every known part of divine truth, and for all the ordinances appointed by Christ in His kingdom; and we will tenderly and charitably, but plainly and decidedly, oppose and discountenance all and every known error, immorality, neglect or perversion of divine institutions. Taking as our example the faithful in all ages, and, most of all, the blessed Master Himself, and with our eye fixed upon the great cloud of witnesses who have sealed with their blood the testimony which they held, we will strive to hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, in hope of the crown of life which fadeth not away.



Finally, we enter upon this solemn act of covenanting before the Omniscient God, with unfeigned purpose of paying our vow. All sinister and selfish ends and motives we solemnly disavow, and protest that we have no aim but the glory of God, and the present and everlasting welfare of immortal souls. And our prayer to God is and shall be to strengthen us by His Holy Spirit to keep this our promise, vow and oath, and to bless our humble attempt to glorify His name and honor His truth and cause with such success as will bring salvation to our own souls, the wider spread and triumph of truth and holiness, and the enlargement and establishment of the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to whom, with the Father and the Spirit, one God, be glory in the Church throughout all ages, world without end. AMEN. – The Covenant of 1871








From the Pastor’s Study

           “The same Christ who sept at the tomb of Lazarus weeps with us in our lonely despair. The same one who reached out and touched lepers puts his arm around us today when we feel misunderstood and sidelined. The Jesus who reached out and cleansed messy sinners reaches into our souls and answers our half-hearted plea for mercy with the mighty invincible cleansing of one who cannot bear to do otherwise.

           In other words, Christ’s heart is not far off despite his presence now in heaven, for he does all this by his own Spirit. We will give focused attention to the relationship between Christ’s heart and the Holy Spirit in chapter 13. For now we simply not that through the Spirit, Christ himself not only touches us but lives within us. The New Testament teaches that we are united to Christ, a union so intimate that whatever our own body parts do, Christ’s body can be said to do (1 Cor. 6:15-16). Jesus Christ is closer to your today than he was to the sinners and sufferers he spoke with and touched in his earthly ministry. Through the Spirit, Christ’s own heart envelops his people with an embrace nearer and tighter than any physical embrace could ever achieve. His actions on earth in a body reflected his heart; the same heart now acts in the same ways toward us, for we are now his body. – Gentle and Lowly, Dane Orlund



















This Month at GBRPC

Today (09/05) – If you are a regular visitor please reach out to Rev. Samul about the Faithlife App for giving and Church communication. We will be partaking in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Members and adherents are encouraged to come and partake. If you are a visitor please speak with Greg Kothman or Rev. Samul before partaking.


Weds. (09/08) – The prayer meeting will be held at the Brazil’s home at 6PM. Their address is: 4670 Rio Encantado Ln, Reno NV 89502


Thursday (09/09) – The Ladies Bible study is postponed until September 2nd. The new study will be on Nancy Guthrie’s book on Genesis (reach out to Sandi Churchill for details). The Churchill’s address is 4711 Paso Robles Ct, Sparks, NV


Sun. (09/12) – Rev. Samul will be administering the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper at the Seattle Congregation. Mr. Jerry Foltz will be preaching, if you are able 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. In addition, the group will study through Richard Pratt’s book “Every Thought Captive.” All covenant children 5th grade and older are encouraged to attend.


Sat. (09/18) – The Men’s Study will reconvene and be held at Pastor Samul’s home (6909 Brahms Drive, Sun Valley, NV 89433). The study will be on the book of Hebrews using “Let’s Study Hebrews” by Hywel Jones.


Sat. (09/25) – We will be having a BBQ with Mt. Rose OPC at the Lazy 5 park. If you are interested in helping to organize, please reach out to Rev. Samul or Mr. Kothman.


Fri. (10/01) – Mr. Greg Kothman’s ordination service will be held at 6PM followed by refreshments in the white house. Rev. Samul will be officiating, Rev. Ryan Hemphill (Treasure Valley, ID) will preach the sermon, and Elder Paul Hemphill (Fresno, CA) will give the charges to Greg and the Congregation. We may need help hosting our guests from out of town.

                                   Significant Dates in the Congregation


Fania Adamson 9/01

Eric Maupin 9/02

Lilyanna Samul 9/24/2015

Sandi Churchill 9/29





Reading of the Law

Exodus 20:1-17NKJV

New Testament Reading

Luke 23:24-56NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 29:15-24NKJV

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