Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
May 8th, 2022
Evening Worship

 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:

05/01 – Paul Adamson, Eric Churchill

05/08 - Owen Goggiano, Steve Pilcher

05/15 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman

05/22­ – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil

05/28 – Will Meija & Paul Adamson

Nursery Schedule:

05/01 - Jordyn Brazil & Mele Samul

05/08 – Sandi Churchill & Evangeline Samul

05/15 - Kobi Kothman & Nate Kothman

05/22– Kelsey Pilcher & Sierra Kothman

05/28 ­– Jordyn Brazil & Mele Samul

Giving for the Month of May - $1029 (Goal - $5500)

Diaconal Fund - $663 (April - $559)


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 – May 8th, 2022

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

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


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 88B








*Call to Worship/Greeting                              Psalm 96:1-8

*Praise                                                           Psalm 96A


*Prayer of Invocation

Reading of the Law                                         Exodus 20:1-17


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 27C


Scripture Reading                                            Acts 15:36-16:10


*Praise                                                           Psalm 72C


Prayer of Intercession                                      


Scripture Reading                                        Isaiah 43:25-44:5


Psalm of Preparation                                       Psalm 119U (3,4)


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -                       “How can I know that I belong to God?”


           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 65B


The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

           Words of Exhortation


Psalm of Preparation                                       Psalm 116B (2)


The Administration of the Sacrament


           The Diaconal Offering


*Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 72F       



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

back welcome table

How can I know that I belong to God? (Is 43:25-44:5)



Theme: We can know that we belong to God, because He has chosen us, and because He gives His Spirit to us.

The Background of the Exile (Vs 25-28)

           The Offer of Grace and Failure of the People



           God’s Challenge to Justify themselves by Works



           The Doctrine of Original Sin (Vs 27)



Application: Original sin demonstrates that we can never be justified by works, so that we might not seek hope within ourselves.


God has Chosen Us (Vs 1-2)

The Name Jacob and the Promise to Abraham



The Call of Abraham and the Doctrine of Election



The Doctrine of Election and the Identity of God’s People (Vs 4)



Application: Our Faith in Christ and our Baptism assures us that God has chosen us; therefore we can joyfully receive all that He freely gives in the covenant


God gives us His Spirit (Vs 3-5)

           God’s People are a New Creation (Vs 2)



           God Pours His Spirit upon His People (Vs 3-4)



           In Christ we are a New Creation and Receive His Spirit

Application: Our faith and transformed life is a sign of the Spirit’s

Work within us; therefore we are to look to Christ and depend upon the Spirit as we seek further growth and assurance.

Prayer Requests.

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

·      Pray for Tobi Hackett, Chloe and Stephanie, and Danica Churchill as they work through the situation in Edmonton  

·      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 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.

·      Continue to Pray and give thanks for Eric Maupin who has experienced some relief from long COVID symptoms

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

·      Pray for Deacon Eric Mulder at the Edmonton, CA Congregation who has completed treatment and has his first post treatment MRI in April.

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

·      Pray that Piper Macaluso would sleep through the night and give her mom some much needed rest!

·      Pray for Tyler Macaluso’s father, Tony, who is carrying the weight of issues within his family.

·      Pray for the Churchill’s Niece/Cousin Natalie

·      Pray for Shanna’s Back and for the success of her treatments

·      Pray for Rev. Patrick McNeely’s wife Jaclyn who was recently diagnosed with a genetic condition known to produce cancer.

·      Pray for Sandi’s Coworker Pam who was recently diagnosed with a terminal 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 an end to Abortion

Prayer for our Church

·     Pray for our spiritual and numerical growth

Prayer for our Presbytery

·     Pray for our Church in Irvine, CA and Rev. Hsing Tang.

Prayer for our Denomination

·     Pray for our upcoming Synod Meeting

Prayer for Local Churches

·     Pray for CBC and Pastor’s Keller and Akash

Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms

·     Pray for the RP of Scotland

·     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. –Nicene-Constantinople Creed 381

This Month at GBRPC

Today (05/08) – 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 are partaking in the Lord’s Supper this evening. If you are visiting, please speak with Rev. Samul or Elder Kothman before hand.


Mon. (05/09) – The Ladies Bible Study will be held at the White House at 6PM.


Sun. (05/15) — Worship will begin at 2:30PM, followed by potluck, and Adult/Children’s Sunday School.


Weds. (05/18) – We will be having our prayer meeting at the Adamson residence at 6PM. 


Sun. (05/22) — The Macalusos will official take their vows in front of the congregation, and Raegan, AJ, and Piper will receive the Sacrament of Baptism.


Sunday School will be on break from 6/19-9/4 this year


                       Significant Dates in the Congregation


Eric Churchill 5/20

Mattheus Brazil: 5/24/2015

Margaret Adamson 5/24/16


Brazil 5/03/13

Reading of the Law

Exodus 20:1-17NKJV

New Testament Reading

Acts 15:36-16:10NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 43:25-44:5NKJV

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