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The New Church


(Swedenborgian) Serving the Community Since 1812

Todays Officiant: Will Linden Lector: Earl Buys

Soloist: Martha Guth Piano: Earl Buys

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January 17th, 2010

Order of Worship
January 17th, 2010

Prelude Opening of the Word Call to Worship I saw the holy city, even the New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with him, and be their God.

Opening Hymn We Limit Not the Truth of God

Readings from the Word I Corinthians 12:27-31 Mark 9:38:41 Reading from the Fathers Letter of St. Dionysius to the priest Sopatros Do not imagine this a victory, holy Sopatros, to have denounced a devotion, or an opinion, which apparently is not good. For neither--even if you should have convicted it accurately--are the (teachings) of Sopatros consequently good. For it is possible, both that you and others, whilst occupied in many things that are false and apparent, should overlook the true, which is One and hidden. For neither, if anything is not red, is it therefore white, nor if something is not a horse, is it necessarily a man. But thus will you do, if you follow my advice, you will cease indeed to speak against others, but will so speak on behalf of truth, that every thing said is altogether unquestionable. Reading from the Heavenly Doctrines The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine 9 The doctrine of charity, which is the doctrine of life, was the doctrine itself in the ancient churches. And that doctrine conjoined all churches, and thereby formed one church out of many. For they acknowledged all those as men of the church who lived in the good of charity, and called them brethren, however they might differ respecting truths, which at this day are called matters of faith. In these they instructed one another, which was

among their works of charity; nor were they indignant if one did not accede to the opinion of another, knowing that everyone receives truth so far as he is in good. Because the ancient churches were such, therefore they were interior men; and because they were interior men they excelled in wisdom. For they who are in the good of love and charity, as to the internal man, are in heaven, and as to that are in an angelic society which is in similar good.

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 us 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: In Christ There Is No East or West Sermon That They May Be One What? 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 save 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: The Churchs One Foundation Benediction Closing of the Word Postlude