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The New Church

(Swedenborgian) Serving the Community Since 1812

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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:

January 16th 2010

Order of Worship
January 16th, 2010

Welcome Prelude Opening of the Word Call to Worship The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works. Opening Hymn: We Are Called Psalm 2 Readings from the Word Matthew 5:43-48

Reading from the Heavenly Doctrines Divine Providence 11

1. All things in the universe have relation to good and truth; for by good is understood that which universally comprehends and involves all things of love, and by truth that which universally comprehends and involves all things of wisdom; but it is not yet known that good has no reality unless united to truth, and truth has no reality unless united to good. It appears, indeed, as if good has reality without truth, and as if truth has reality without good; but still they have not. For love, all things pertaining to which are called goods, is the being (esse) of a thing, and wisdom, all things pertaining to which are called truths, is the existing (existere) of a thing from that being. Since being has no reality without existing, and existing has no reality without being, so good has no reality without truth and truth has no reality without good. So, too, what is good that is not related to anything? Can it be called good, since it is subject neither to affection nor to perception? 4. Good without truth has no reality; and likewise truth without good. When it is said that good with truth and truth with good have reality, it follows from this that evil with falsity and falsity with evil have no reality; for the latter are opposite to the former. Now opposition destroys, and in this case it destroys that which has reality.

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: Called By Christ to Love Each Other Sermon The Philosophy of Life 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 another, as he has loved us.

Announcements Closing Hymn: Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak Benediction Closing of the Word Postlude