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The New Church

(Swedenborgian) Serving the Community Since 1812

Todays Officiant: Grant Odhner

Soloist: Jenny Searles 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 Visit our website: For more information about Swedenborg and the Swedenborgian Church, visit the web site:

Woman, you are released.

February 13th, 2011

Order of Worship
February 13th 2011


Opening Hymn: Praise Ye the Name of the Lord

Minister opens Word and reads sentence of Scripture

MINISTER: Hear my cry, O God PEOPLE: Attend to my prayer MINISTER: From the end of the earth I will cry to You when my heart
is overwhelmed

PEOPLE: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I MINISTER: For You, O God, have heard my vows PEOPLE: You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your
Psalm 61: 1,2,5

ALL: Bow down Your ear, O Lord, and hear us; Unite our hearts to fear Your name. So teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. For You are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all who call upon You. Satisfy us early with Your mercy, and show us Your salvation.
Based on Psalm 86:1,5,11; 90:12,14; 85:7

MINISTER: Hear us, O Lord, when we call

Psalm 20: 9 Psalm 40:11

PEOPLE: And withhold not Your tender mercies from us MINISTER: Turn us back, O God, and we shall be turned
Lamentations 5:21

PEOPLE: For You are the Lord our God

Jeremiah 3:22

The Minister will introduce a prayer ALL: Our Father, who art in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven so upon the earth. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. Matthew 6: 913
MINISTER: Send us the Spirit of Truth, O Lord PEOPLE: And grant us Your peace

MINISTER: Glory be to the Lord God our Savior Jesus Christ

From 2 Peter 3: 18

PEOPLE: He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the

end, the first and the last Recitation (next page)

From Revelation 22: 13

Hymn: Thou Art Our Watchful Shepherd, Lord Readings: Psalm 143 Luke 13.10-17 AC 6954, 6952.6

Sermon: Letting the Lord heal us Hymn: Lord of Our Life and God of Our Salvation The Holy Supper Prayer and Benediction Closing of the Word Closing Hymn: How Wondrous is the Sun of Heaven

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. (Psalm 91:1-12)

From himself a human being looks downward only, that is, into the world, and to the earth, because from himself he is in evil and falsity. And when he looks in that direction, then the sensory [mind] has dominion, and inward things make no opposition, because they follow the force of the stream, and yield to it. Nevertheless not from himself but from the Lord, a person looks upward, that is, to heaven and to the Lord. This is brought about by means of an uplifting, and when the interiors are uplifted, the sensory [mind] is also uplifted, but its light is then obscured, because the light of heaven has dominion. When this takes place, good and truth from the Lord flow in, and are also received. ... That the upliftings are toward the interiors, has been given me to know from living experience, for they have been observed a thousand times. Arcana Caelestia 6954 The uplifting by the Lord takes place actually, and from this there is a removal from evils and falsities, which the angels perceive by the very sense. This uplifting is like the tendency to the center of gravity; the center is where the Lord is in His sun. Toward this the heads of the angels are lifted up; but the feet of the infernals. Thus the former look upward, and the latter downward (see n. 3641, 3643) Arcana Caelestia 6952 [6]