Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2009’


AMENDMENTS ARTICLE 197. This Constitution may be amended or altered in any article by a two-thirds vote of the Synod, with the concurrence of two-thirds of the Classes.

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4.4 Rites

SECTION 4. Rites ARTICLE 191. Confirmation, ordination and marriage are sacred church rites, which shall be administered according to the order prescribed in the liturgy of the Church. ARTICLE 192. Every pastor shall carefully prepare the youth in his pastoral charge for communicant membership in the Church by diligently instructing them in the doctrines and duties of the Christian religion. …

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4.3 The Sacraments

SECTION 3. The Sacraments ARTICLE 181. The sacraments of the Church instituted by Christ are two: Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. ARTICLE 182. Children are received into the Church by baptism and are subject to its care and discipline. As soon as they are old enough to learn the Catechism and to be benefitted by the pastor’s instruction, they …

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4.2 Worship

SECTION 2. Worship ARTICLE 178. The essential parts of public worship are a call to worship, salutation, invocation, singing, prayer, reading of the Word, preaching a sermon, giving the offerings, the benediction, and the doxology. These elements of worship approved or recommended by the Synod shall be used in the regular Lord’s Day service. ARTICLE 179. Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, …

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2.5 The Synod

SECTION 5. The Synod ARTICLE 95. The Synod is composed of at least four Classes and represents the whole Church. It is the highest judicatory and the last resort in all cases respecting the government of the Church. It shall meet annually, either in general convention or as a delegated body. In general convention it consists of all the ministers …

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