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Welcome to

The New Church

(Swedenborgian) Serving the Community Since 1812

Todays Officiant: Aleksandar Zikic

Soloist: Jenny Searles Piano: Earl Buys

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January 9th 2010

The New York New Church 114 East 35th Street, New York, NY Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1478, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10156 Phone & Fax: 212-685-8967 Email: swedenborg Visit our website: For more information about Swedenborg and the Swedenborgian Church, visit the web site:

Order of Worship
January 9th, 2010

Welcome Prelude Opening of the Word Call to Worship

The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Opening Hymn: Falan-tiding (Out of the Orient Crystal Skies) Isaiah 60:2 Readings from the Word Luke 2:10, 15-18

Reading from the Heavenly Doctrines Apocalypse Explained 80 "Fear not" signifies renewal of life; for all who come suddenly from self-life into any spiritual life are at first afraid, but their life is renewed by the Lord. This renewal is effected in this way that the Divine presence, and fear on account of it, are accommodated to reception. The Lord is present, indeed, with all in the universe, but more nearly or remotely according to the reception of good by means of truths with them from Him. For good is that in which the Lord is present with angel, spirit, and man; therefore the extent and quality of good from the Lord with them are what determine the extent and quality of His presence; if the presence goes beyond this, there is anguish and tremor; but by accommodation to reception there is renewal of life. This renewal is what is signified by "Fear not." Renewal of life, that comes by accommodation to reception, appears in the spiritual world, when it is present-

ed to view, as a cloud. All societies there are encompassed by such a cloud, denser or rarer according to reception. Pastoral and Silent Prayer The Lords Prayer Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, forever. Amen. Hymn: Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies Sermon The Two Boxes Musical Interlude Offering Doxology To Jesus Christ be glory given By all on Earth and all in Heaven. Let His dominion wide extend. His glorious Kingdom have no end. Affirmation of Faith We worship the One God, the Lord the Savior Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the world, in whom is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; whose humanity is divine. He came into the world and took our nature upon him. He endured temptation, even to the Passion of the Cross. He overcame the hells, and so delivered all. Without this, no mortal could have been saved; and they are saved who believe in Him, and keep the commandments of His Word. This is His commandment; that we love one

Announcements Closing Hymn: As With Gladness Men of Old Benediction Closing of the Word Postlude