The Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS) is a communion of Christian churches in the Reformed tradition. We stand on the great Reformation principles of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, according to the Scriptures alone, to the glory of God alone.

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5. Marriage

¶ The form presented here for the marriage service is preferred; however, any other form in harmony with the Word of God and Reformed practice is permitted. Weddings are under the jurisdiction of the Spiritual Council. ¶ At the time and place appointed for the solemnization of matrimony, the persons to be married shall take their places before the minister, …

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4. Discipline

A. Excommunication ¶ Before the minister announces the excommunication, he shall inform the congregation of what the Spiritual Council did in this present case, and why it is considered necessary to exclude the guilty person from the communion of the church, that all might know the justice of the sentence. BELOVED IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: Our Lord Jesus Christ, …

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3.3 Public Profession of Faith

¶ After an appropriate announcement of the names of those who are to be publicly welcomed into the congregation by profession of faith, the minister shall proceed by saying: BELOVED IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: We thank our God for His grace which has been given to you in Christ Jesus, by which He awakened in you a desire to …

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3.2 Confirmation

 After the sermon the catechumens shall present themselves before the minister who shall begin in this way: BELOVED OF THE LORD: the following persons, (Names _______), have been instructed in our most holy faith, and have sustained a satisfactory examination before the elders of the congregation(s). They are now to be received publicly into communicant membership of this congregation (their …

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3.1 Ordination and Installation

The Rites A. Ordination of Ministers of the Word ¶ After the sermon the presiding minister shall begin in this way: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. DEARLY BELOVED IN CHRIST JESUS: We are gathered here to ordain this brother to the office of Minister of the Word of God …

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