Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
December 12th, 2021
Evening Service

Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church

9725 S Virginia St

 Reno, NV 89511

Contact Info

Rev. Colin Samul                                                 Elder Greg Kothman

775-636-2703                                                                  775-552-5777              



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:

12/05 – Paul Adamson, Eric Churchill

12/12 - Owen Goggiano, Steve Pilcher

12/19 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman

12/26 – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil

Nursery Schedule:

12/05 - Shelby Macaluso & Sierra Kothman

12/12 – Jordyn Brazil & Mele Samul

12/19 - Shanna Samul & Evangeline Samul

12/26 – Kobi Kothman & Nate Kothman

Giving for the Month of November - $1190 (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 – December 12th, 2021

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

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


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 105D








*Call to Worship/Greeting                              Psalm 30:1-5


*Praise                                                           Psalm 30B


*Prayer of Invocation


Reading of the Law                                         Exodus 20:1-17


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 115A


Scripture Reading                                            Acts 6:1-7


*Praise                                                           Psalm 56B


Prayer of Intercession                                      


Scripture Reading                                        Isaiah 38-39


Psalm of Preparation                                       Psalm 119C (3,4)


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -                                “Salvation and the Life of Praise”


           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 16D


           The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

           The Words of Institution


           Psalm of Preparation                                       Psalm 116B (2)


           The 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

Salvation and the Life of Praise (Isaiah 38:9-20)



Theme: God puts us through trials and suffering so that we might find our life in Him; therefore in all of life we are called to praise Him and to give our life back to Him by praising Him.

Hezekiah’s Trial and Suffering (Vs 9-17a)

           Hezekiah’s Illness (Vs 9-14a)




           Hezekiah’s Cry for an Undertaker/Surety (Vs 14b)




           Hezekiah’s Confident Faith in God’s Word/Works




           Hezekiah’s Peace in Trials and Suffering




Application: We must learn to draw near to God in Trials and Suffering through prayer and a heart of devotion



Hezekiah’s Life of Praise (Vs 17b-20)

           Hezekiah’s Redemption from Guilt and Death




           God’s Purpose in Redemption




           Resurrection from Death and the Life of Praise




Application: With Hezekiah worship in light of the finished work of Christ; therefore we are called to a life and manner of worship that is especially formed around the Psalms.

Prayer Requests.

·      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. Give praise and thanks that he is doing well.

·      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 Allison’s friends Michelle and Mike whose 4 month old son Jack needs intensive reconstructive surgery on His head. His surgery was rescheduled and was successful. 

·      Pray for wisdom for the Kothmans in dealing with parental health needs.  Pray for Kobi’s parents with COVID

·      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 Deacon Eric Mulder at the Edmonton, CA Congregation who is beginning treatment for a brain tumor.

·      Pray for Vanessa a daughter of the San Diego Church who struggles with mental illness. Give thanks for a good interaction with her and her mother.

·      Pray for Pastor’s brother-in-law Jim who recently lost his Father and experienced medical ailments of his own.

·      Please pray for Rev. Lee Johnson from the RCUS. He is in the ICU with COVID.

·      Please pray for Rev. Jon Maginn with pain and sleep issues.

This Week’s Congregational Prayers

Prayer for our Nation

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

·       Pray revival and reformation in our churches

Prayer for our Church

·       Pray for spiritual and numerical growth

·       Pray that the Lord would provide us with Deacons

Prayer for our Presbytery

·       Pray for Metanoia Prison Ministries and Rev. Tim McCracken

Prayer for our Denomination

·       Pray for the Synod Judicial Commission and the upcoming trial in Indiana

Prayer for Local Churches

·       Pray for Grace Church in Mindin

Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms

·       Pray for the RP of Australia

·       Pray for persecuted brethren

This Week’s Confessional 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.” – The Nicene Creed



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 Sup- per, 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:

[Here should be read Scriptural invitations, such as Isa. 55:1-3; Matt.11:28- 30; Rev. 22:17.]




This Month at GBRPC

Today (12/12) – We welcome you as you join with our us in worship of the Triune God! 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 Lord’s Supper. Visitors are required to speak with Rev. Samul or Elder Kothman before partaking. 


Weds. (12/15) – The prayer meeting will be held at the Brazil’s home at 6PM. Their address is: 4670 Rio Encantado Ln, Reno NV 89502


Suns. (12/26-01/02) – We will take a brief hiatus from Sunday School and Potlucks for the end of the year/holiday season.


Weds. (12/29) – There will be no prayer meeting.



                                   Significant Dates in the Congregation


Evangeline Samul – 12/04/2010

Henry Adamson – 12/12/13

Oliver Adamson – 12/14/11

Kathleen Mejia – 12/19

Allison Cunningham – 12/22

Leland Samul – 12/30/2012



Andrew and Allison Cunningham 12/21

Owen and Ynez Goggiano 12/31/2012

Reading of the Law

Exodus 20:1-17NKJV

New Testament Reading

Acts 6:1-7NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 38-39NKJV

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