Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
The Ordination of Mr. Greg Kothman
The Ordination of Mr Greg Kothman

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.










Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

Psalm 95:6



Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church


The Ordination and Installation of Mr Greg Kothman

October 1st, 2021

Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church











Order of the Session Meeting

The Moderator’s Explanation of Our Decorum


*Prayer of Constitution/Elders Granted Privilege of Floor


Determination of Quorum (1/2 of Active Resident Communicant Members)


Motion: That all NAPARC Elders present be invited to participate in the laying on of hands and prayer.


Final Reading of the Edict:

Greg Kothman, having been chosen to the office of ruling elder by this congregation, and

having been examined by Session and judged qualified to take the office, notice is hereby given that October 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm has been set as the date and time for his ordination and installation, with certification that the Session will proceed in the same manner, unless some valid objection is presented in writing to the Session prior to the date of ordination and installation. In order to proceed with the ordination and installation service, a quorum of one-half of the active resident communicant membership is required. Given this 17th day of September in the year 2021, by order of the Session.


Worship Service

*Call to Worship/Greeting                                 Psalm 105:1-8


*Praise                                                            Psalm 105A


*Prayer of Invocation                                         


Scripture Reading                                            


           Sermon -                                  “God’s Enduring Mercy and Grace”

                                          Rev. Ryan Hemphill (Treasure Valley RPC, ID

           *Psalm of Praise                                               Psalm 46C


           The Ordination of Mr. Greg Kothman

The Narration of Previous Steps                          Rev. Colin Samul


The Ordination Queries                                       Elder Paul Hemphill


The Prayer of Ordination                                     Rev. Colin Samul w/all Elders present (NAPARC)


*Psalm of Praise                                                Psalm 121C




Charge to Elder Greg Kothman/GRRPC   Elder Paul Hemphill


Extending of the Right Hand of Fellowship All Elders Present (NAPARC)


*Psalm of Praise                                    Psalm 92


*Session Prayer of Adjournment               Rev. Colin Samul



Vows for the Office of Ruling Elder

1.     Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, and the only infallible rule of faith and life?

2.     Do you believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only Redeemer of men, and do you confess Him publicly as your Saviour and Lord?

3.     Do you believe that it is the duty of Christians to profess publicly the content of faith as it applies to the particular needs of each age and situation, and that such public profession, otherwise called covenanting, should be made formally by the churches and other institutions as well as informally by each believer according to his ability?

4.     Do you believe in and accept the system of doctrine and the manner of worship set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, as being agreeable to, and founded upon, the Scriptures?

5.     Do you believe it to be the teaching of Scripture—that church and state are distinct and separate institutions; that both are under the mediatorial rule of the Lord Jesus Christ; and that the permanent form of church government is presbyterian?

6.     Do you believe that Jesus Christ is Saviour and Lord of men and official vows nations, and that in loyalty and obedience to Him, it is our duty to follow the noble example of the faithful confessors and martyrs of Jesus in their witness for divine truth, and in their sacrifices and labors to establish the Kingdom of God on earth?

7.     So far as you can know in your own heart, is it the call of Christ, the glory of God and the welfare of the church, and not any selfish object, that moves you to undertake this sacred office?

8.     That you may perform faithfully all the duties of the office to which you have been called, do you engage to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit? Do you promise, in His strength, to live a holy and exemplary life, to study and promote the purity, peace, unity and progress of the church — to watch over the spiritual growth of the members of the congregation, to endeavor to win others to Christ, to visit the afflicted and to attend the meetings associated with your office?

9.     Do you promise subjection in the Lord to the courts of this church, and engage to follow no divisive courses from the doctrine and order which the church has solemnly recognized and adopted; and do you promise to submit to all the brotherly counsel which your brethren may tender you in the Lord?

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