SERVICES & SERMONS
Public worship is a holy assembly called into existence by the Word of God. Our response to God’s Word results in a dialogue that is both solemn and joyous.
When you worship at Hudson Valley United Reformed Church you will hear the thunder of God’s Law, and confess your sins in the comfort of the Gospel. You will witness God’s great work of redemption, and behold Christ’s body broken for sinners.
Finally, you will be commissioned for a life of gratitude and service.
Celebrating The Lord's Supper
Hudson Valley United Reformed Church strives to celebrate the Lord’s Supper according to the Lord’s command. With the Apostle Paul, we desire to come to the Supper worthily, self-aware, and discerning rightly the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:17 – 34).
A chief blessing of the Supper is its sealing function on those who truly belong to Christ. It is not necessary to belong to any particular church or denomination to partake. Members of our sister Reformed churches, as well as all those who are members in good standing at gospel-believing churches, are welcome at the Lord’s table.
We do not, however, indiscriminately encourage all visitors to commune. With Paul, we ask that you examine yourself, your faith, your understanding of the sacrament, and your relation to Christ in the church. Please read and consider the following requirements before joining us at the Lord’s table:
•Baptism in the Name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
•Belief in the articles of the Apostles Creed
•Membership in a gospel-believing church
•Affirmation of the real presence of Christ in the sacrament as taught in our Reformed confessions: “Just as truly we eat and drink the sacrament in our mouths… so truly we receive the true body and true blood of Christ into our souls.”
We welcome the opportunity to discuss our view of the Lord’s Supper further with you.