Liturgical Forms and Resources

Lift Up Your Hearts is a hymnal created and encdorsed by two denominations, the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Reformed Church in America. The following is a list of the liturgical forms approved for use by the Synods of each denomination. You can find them listed in alphabetical order. 

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Confessions and Statements of Faith
        from Lift Up Your Hearts

This document accompanies the hymnal as a resource for worship planning, preaching, and/or private devotion. It has identified selections from the confessions and statements of faith of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and Reformed Church in America, that speak the same testimony as a selection from Lift Up Your Hearts, and can be used liturgically in worship with the psalm, hymn, or spiritual song.

Forms, Confessions and Catechism

Christian Reformed Church in North America

Baptism of Adults

Baptism of Children

Excommunication and Readmission

Marriage

Ordination and Installation

Profession of Faith

The Lord's Supper

Faith Formation Committee

Reformed Church in America

Part I: Lord's Day/Lord's Supper/Communion

  • Preparatory Service I: Before the Celebration of the Lord's Supper (1994): RTF; PDF
  • Preparatory Service II: Before the Celebration of the Lord's Supper (1994): RTF; PDF
  • Preparatory Exhortation before the Celebration of the Lord's Supper (1987): RTF; PDF
  • The Preparatory Service (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Order of Worship for the Lord's Day (1987): RTF; PDF
  • The Order of Worship (1968): RTF; PDF
  • An Alternate Order of Worship (1968): RTF; PDF
  • The Order for the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Order for the Second Table (1968): RTF; PDF
  • An Alternate Order for the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper (1906): RTF; PDF
  • An Alternate Order for the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper (1792): RTF; PDF
  • The Lord's Supper in Home and Hospital (1990): RTF; PDF

Part II: Baptism

Part III: Wedding

  • Order for Christian Marriage (2002): RTF; PDF
  • Order of Worship for Christian Marriage (1987): RTF; PDF
  • Order for the Solemnization of Marriage (1968): RTF; PDF

Part IV: Funeral

  • Order for Christian Burial: A Service of Witness to the Resurrection (2002): RTF; PDF
  • Order of Worship for Christian Burial (1987): RTF; PDF
  • Order of Service for the Burial of the Dead (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Order for Committal Service for an Adult (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Order of Service for Burial of a Child (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Order for Committal Service for a Child (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Funeral for a Stillborn Child (1992): RTF; PDF
  • Order of Service for Burial for One Who Has Lived Apart from the Church (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Committal Service for One Who Has Lived Apart from the Church (1968): RTF; PDF

Part V: Occasional Services

Congregational Services
  • Praying Together (1997): RTF; PDF
  • Celebration for the Home (1994): RTF; PDF
  • Service of Farewell and Godspeed for Pastor and Congregation (1994): RTF; PDF
  • Blessing-Prayer for Godspeed: A Service of Farewell (1993): RTF; PDF
  • Reception into Communicant Membership (1987): RTF; PDF
  • The Order for Admission to the Lord's Table of Those Baptized in Infancy (1968): RTF; PDF
  • The Order for Admission from Other Churches (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Orders for Christian Healing (1987): RTF; PDF
  • Service of Christian Healing in Home or Hospital (1984): RTF; PDF
  • Order for Christian Healing in the Context of the Order of Worship (1984): RTF; PDF
  • Order for the Visitation of the Sick (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Order for the Visitation of the Dying (1968): RTF; PDF
  • The Order for Church Discipline (1792): RTF; PDF
  • The Ordination and Installation of Elders and Deacons (2000): RTF; PDF
  • The Order for Ordination and Installation of Elders and Deacons (1968): RTF; PDF
  • The Ordination and Installation of Elders and Deacons (1987): RTF; PDF
  • Order for Commissioning Christians to the Ministries of the Church (2001): RTF; PDF
  • Order for Recognition of Ministries in the Church (2001): RTF; PDF
  • Order for Installation of Church Workers (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Commissioning of Christians to Ministries of the Church (1990): RTF; PDF
  • Order for the Dedication of a Church (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Order for Laying the Cornerstone of a Church Building (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Order for the Receiving and Dedication of Memorials, Gifts, and Furnishings (1968): RTF; PDF

Classical Services

  • Order for Ordination to the Office of Minister of Word and Sacrament (2000): RTF; PDF
  • Order for Reception into the Classis and Installation of a Minister of Word and Sacrament (2000): RTF; PDF
  • Order for Commissioning a Minister of Word and Sacrament into a Specialized Ministry (2001): RTF; PDF
  • Reception into the Classis and Installation of a Minister of the Word (1987): RTF; PDF
  • The Ordination and Installation of a Minister of the Word (1987): RTF; PDF
  • The Order for Installation of a Minister (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Directory for Reception into Classis and Installation into a Specialized Ministry (1987): RTF; PDF
  • The Order for the Ordination and Installation of a Minister or Missionary (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Order for Commissioning a Commissioned Pastor (2011): Intro; RTF; PDF
  • Order for the Organization of a New Congregation in the Church of Jesus Christ (1968): RTF; PDF
  • Proposed Order for the Organization of a New Church: RTF; PDF
  • Worship at the Closing of a Church (1994): RTF; PDF

Part VI: Confessions

Part VII: The Directory for Worship: webpage; PDF

Occasional Liturgies