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Welcome to

The New Church


(Swedenborgian) Serving the Community Since 1812

Todays Officiant: Aleksandar Zikic

Soloist: Heather Engebretson Piano: Earl Buys

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 1@verizon.net Visit our website: www.newyorknewchurch.org For more information about Swedenborg and the Swedenborgian Church, visit the web site: www.swedenborg.org
Easter Day April 24th, 2011

Order of Worship
Easter Day April 24th, 2011

Welcome
Prelude Opening of the Word Call to Worship Arise, O Lord to your resting place, You and the ark of your strength. Let your priests be clothed with justice and let your saints shout for joy. Opening Hymn

Lily plant given by Larry and Edie Pangaro in loving memory of the Goddard and Pangaro families

Now the Green Blade Riseth


Reading from the Word

Hosea 6:1-6

Matthew 28:1-10

Readings from the Heavenly Doctrines Arcana Clestia 400 [14] . It is recorded also in the Word that there was an earthquake when the Lord suffered upon the cross, and also when the angel descended and rolled away the stone from the mouth of the sepulcher; and each of these earthquakes signified a change in the state of the church. Of the earthquake that occurred when the Lord suffered it is thus written: The veil in the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent. The centurion and they that were with him guarding Jesus, seeing the earthquake and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God (Matt. 27:51, 54). And of the earthquake that occurred when the angel descended and rolled away the stone from the mouth of the sepulcher it is said: When Mary Magdalene came and the other Mary to see the sepulcher, and behold, there was a great earthquake; for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled away the stone from the mouth, and sat upon it (Matt. 28:1-2). These earthquakes occurred to indicate that the state of the church was then changed; for the Lord by His last temptation, which He endured in Gethsemane and upon the cross, conquered the hells, and put in order all things there and in the heavens, and also glorified His Human, that is, made it Divine; for this reason "there was an earthquake, and the rocks were rent."

Spring bouquet given by Larry and Edie Pangaro to commemorate the 61st anniversary of their marriage at this church.

Congregational and Pastoral 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: Come Ye Faithful Sermon The Two Marys 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; 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 another, as he has loved us.

Announcements Closing Hymn: Lift Up Your Heads (Ye Mighty Gates) Benediction