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Worship in the RCUS

We seek for the Spirit of Christ to be pleased with the public worship of the Triune God of our Reformed Congregations. Our desire is that all parts of our service may be done decently and in order according to his truth. May God be glorified as His people regularly meet before His holy face.

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Sacraments

Our Belgic Confession says, We believe, that our gracious God, on account of our weakness and infirmities hath ordained the sacraments for us, thereby to seal unto us his promises, and to be pledges of the good will and grace of God toward us, and also to nourish and strengthen our faith; which he hath joined to the Word of …

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Suggested Order of Public Worship

The elements of worship set forth in the Scriptures may be used in the service of public worship in the order suggested here: Call to Worship Salutation Invocation Psalm or Hymn Scripture Prayer Psalm or Hymn Sermon Prayer Offering Psalm or Hymn Benediction Doxology These specific elements may also be used in the service of public worship when desired: the …

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Scriptural Elements of Worship

Since a service of public worship is in its essence a meeting of God with his people, the parts of the service are of two kinds: those which are per¬≠formed on behalf of God, and those which are performed by the congregation. In the former the worshippers are receptive, in the latter they are active. It is reasonable that these …

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7. Thanksgiving for a Church Building

Special Service ¬∂ The congregation may stand, and the following portions from the Psalms may be read by the presiding minister and/or the people. It should be noted by the presiding minister that references to the House of God are to be understood in the New Testament as references to the Church which is God’s people and not a building. …

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