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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1.2 Scriptural Elements of Worship

      1. 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 per­formed 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 …

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1.1 Nature of Public Worship

    Since the end of the creation week, God has commanded that one day in seven be set aside as a day of rest and worship (Gen. 2:4). In New Testament times the Lord’s Day, which commemorates the resurrection of Christ, has become the weekly day of rest which is to be kept holy in accordance with the Fourth …

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Directory Contents

THE DIRECTORY OF WORSHIPFOR THE REFORMED CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES MODERN LANGUAGE VERSION Second Edition 1998 THE DIRECTORY OF WORSHIP FOR THE REFORMED CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES: Modern English Version Copyright © 1998 by the Synod of the Reformed Church in the U.S. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used …

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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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