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January 29, 2023 – 10:30 am Worship Service

January 29, 2023 – 10:30 am Worship Service

Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 10:30 am Worship Service in our Main Sanctuary and online.

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Today we begin a five-week exploration of a collection of Jesus’ sayings known as the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus’ radical vision of what God’s reign on earth might look like is a vision of wholeness for all people is found in Matthew 5: 1-12. Micah 6:1–8 describes a dramatic confrontation, a lawsuit between God and Israel. What must Israel do to be in a right relationship with God? Verse 8 summarizes: do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.

The Senior Choir will be singing. Pastor Kirstin will be leading worship.

Click here to WATCH the 10:30 am Worship Service Live or On-Demand

Click here to to VIEW the January 22 Worship Bulletin

ERUCC also holds a worship service at 8:30 am in historic Trinity Chapel, 10 W Church Street.

January 22, 2023 – 10:30 am Worship Service

January 22, 2023 – 10:30 am Worship Service

Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 10:30 am Worship Service in our Main Sanctuary and online.

Third Sunday after Epiphany

The prophet Isaiah proclaims in Isaiah 9: 1-4, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” The exile is ending: joyful deliverance is coming. Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee in Matthew 4: 12-23 calling disciples to join him in his work, promising his disciples who were fishermen that he will now teach them to “fish for people.”

The Senior Choir will be singing.

Click here to WATCH the 10:30 am Worship Service Live or On-Demand

Click here to to VIEW the January 22 Worship Bulletin

ERUCC also holds a worship service at 8:30 am in historic Trinity Chapel, 10 W Church Street.

January 15, 2023 – 10:30 am Worship Service

January 15, 2023 – 10:30 am Worship Service

Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 10:30 am Worship Service in our Main Sanctuary and online.

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Today we explore God’s call to us. Isaiah is called by God to proclaim the restoration of Israel in Isaiah 49: 1-7. Jesus calls disciples in John 1: 29-42. Through these accounts, we are invited to consider the ways that God’s call comes to us and discover the ways that God equips and strengthens us to live into this call.

The Senior Choir will be singing. The Rev. John Shillingburg will be leading worship.

Click here to WATCH the 10:30 am Worship Service Live or On-Demand

Click here to to VIEW the January 15 Worship Bulletin

ERUCC also holds a worship service at 8:30 am in historic Trinity Chapel, 10 W Church Street.

January 8, 2023 – 10:30 am Worship Service

January 8, 2023 – 10:30 am Worship Service

Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 10:30 am Worship Service in our Main Sanctuary and online.

Baptism of Christ Sunday

In this season after the Epiphany, the scriptures invite us to wonder about the unfolding possibilities that are opened to us through the revealing of God’s ways in Jesus the Christ. On this Baptism of Jesus Sunday, we hear God’s Spirit-filled voice speaking new things into action, reminding us that we are God’s beloved children.

The Gospel lesson from Matthew 3: 13-17 is the account of Jesus’ baptism. The voice from heaven that speaks at Jesus’ baptism echoes the voice spoken in Isaiah 42:1–9. These words proclaim the mission of God’s beloved servant to restore justice.

Spirit will be singing.

Click here to WATCH the 10:30 am Worship Service Live or On-Demand

Click here to to VIEW the January 8 Worship Bulletin

ERUCC also holds a worship service at 8:30 am in historic Trinity Chapel, 10 W Church Street.

January 1, 2023 – 10:30 am Worship Service

January 1, 2023 – 10:30 am Worship Service

Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 10:30 am Worship Service in our Main Sanctuary and online.

We Keep Seeking | Matthew 2:1-23

The Magi were seekers. They sought wisdom, they sought the divine, they sought fortunes to tell the future. Their seeking leads them to Jesus, the newborn king of another culture and religion. And yet, their seeking is also what protects them from Herod’s deception and harm. After the Magi go home by another way, Joseph is visited again by an angel in his dream. This time, the angel brings a warning, and like before, Joseph heeds the message. Fleeing from Herod’s massacre, Joseph and Mary seek refuge in Egypt; they remain there, living as immigrants, until Herod dies. Like the Magi, may we seek the divine and be willing to journey closer to God. Like the Holy family, may we seek safety for all families who are under threat. This new year and every year to come, let us keep seeking—wisdom, justice, and a better world.

We will be sharing communion at the chancel rail this morning as well as receiving our star words for the coming year. The service will conclude with the “Letting Go and Letting God” ritual. This is a time when the congregation will be invited to write down on a piece of paper those things which each person wants to let go of from the old year of 2022, receive God’s grace and move into the new year with divine blessing and hope. The dissolving pieces of paper will be placed in a bowl of water at the front of the chancel.

The Senior Choir will be singing.

Click here to WATCH the 10:30 am Worship Service Live or On-Demand

Click here to to VIEW the January 1 Worship Bulletin

ERUCC also holds a worship service at 8:30 am in historic Trinity Chapel, 10 W Church Street.

Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship – 26 December

Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship – 26 December

Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship

Monday, December 26

4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The beloved Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship returns this holiday season in Downtown Frederick. This special open house celebrates Frederick’s tradition of religious diversity, local history, and the holiday season.

TRINITY CHAPEL, 10 W. Church Street

Experience bell chime demonstrations in the historic Trinity Chapel steeple tower and see the beautiful 1898 stained glass window depicting “Christ in the Temple.”

MAIN SANCTUARY & COMMUNITY ROOM, 15 W. Church Street

Enjoy music and the Christmas Putz in the Main Sanctuary.  A putz is a nativity scene, or creche, which tells the Christmas story with groups of figurines on a miniature landscape. A narration of the Christmas story accompanies the Putz.

Musician schedule:

  • 4:00-5:30p.m.  –  Alison E. Shafer, organ
  • 5:30-6:30p.m.  –  Jenna Duranko, marimba
  • 6:30-7:45p.m.  –  John Widmann, organ
  • 7:45-9:00p.m.  –  Bill Powell, organ

In our Community Room, enjoy hospitality and refreshments.


We hope you visit Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ during the Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship in Downtown Frederick! We invite you to read more about our congregation, and the places, sights, and scenes highlighted during the tour including our sanctuary, Trinity Chapel, and the Christmas Putz.

Read more!

Watch our virtual tour videos.


December 25, 2022 – 10:30 am Worship Service

December 25, 2022 – 10:30 am Worship Service

Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 10:30 am Worship Service in our Main Sanctuary or online.

Christmas Day

Today’s service will be a simple Sabbath after all the festivities of the past few weeks. It will be a chance in the quiet of the morning to remember, to rejoice and to respond to grace flowing freely in the humble birth of the God-made-flesh. It is also a chance for our church family to gather as the family of God.

The 10:30 a.m. service will revolve around carols that are familiar and easy to sing and the scriptures assigned for Christmas Day in the Revised Common Lectionary. They both tell the story of love and justice that shapes the meaning of the day.

Adult Education and Children’s Sunday School will not be held, and Nursery Care will not be provided.

Click here to WATCH the 10:30 am Worship Service Live or On-Demand

Click here to to VIEW the December 25 Worship Bulletin

ERUCC also holds a worship service at 8:30 am in historic Trinity Chapel, 10 W Church Street.

December 24, 2022 – 7:30 pm Candlelight and Carols Service

December 24, 2022 – 7:30 pm Candlelight and Carols Service

Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 7:30 9m Candlelight and Carols Service in our Main Sanctuary or online.

Click here to WATCH the 7:30 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols Worship Service Live or On-Demand

Click here to to VIEW the Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols Worship Bulletin

ERUCC also holds a Children’s Christmas Eve service at 5:30 pm in the Main Sanctuary and a Christmas Eve Communion Service in historic Trinity Chapel, 10 W Church Street. All are welcome!