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Welcome to

The New Church


(Swedenborgian) Serving the Community Since 1812

Todays Officiant: Peter Walter

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 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

October 24th, 2010

Order of Worship
October 24th, 2010

Welcome
Prelude Opening of the Word Call to Worship Celebrant: Micah told us Congregation in unison: God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Opening Hymn: O Life that Maketh All Things New Call to Confession If we claim to be sinless, we are self-deceived and strangers to the truth. If we confess our sins, He is just, and may be trusted to forgive our sins and cleanse us from every kind of wrong (I John1:8-9, NEB) Confession of Sin (Congregation will pray silently.) Declaration of Forgiveness All: O God, you have searched us out and known us, and all that we are is open to you. We confess that we have sinned: we have used our power to dominate and our weakness to manipulate; we have evaded responsibility and failed to confront evil; we have denied dignity to ourselves and to each other and fallen into despair. We turn to you, O God; we renounce evil; we claim your love; we choose to be made whole. Assurance of Pardon Celebrant: God forgives you. Forgive others; And forgive yourself! Your sins are forgiven; be at peace.

THE PEACE Celebrant: Since God has forgiven us in Christ, Let us forgive one another and exchange with one another a sign of peace and reconciliation. The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. All: AND ALSO WITH YOU. Announcements 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. Silent Meditation and Instrumental Music
Reading from the Word: Isaiah 40:28-31 Reading from the Heavenly Doctrine THE Lord is present with every human being, urgent and instant to be received; and when a man receives Him, as he does when he acknowledges Him as his God, Creator, Redeemer and Saviour, then is His first Coming, which is called the dawn. From this time the man begins to be enlightened, as to understanding in things spiritual, and to advance into a more and more interior wisdom. As he receives this wisdom from the Lord, so he advances through morning into day, and this day lasts with him into old age, even to death; and after death he passes into heaven to the Lord Himself, and there, though he died an old man, he is restored to the morning of his life, and to eternity he develops the beginnings of the wisdom that was implanted in the natural world. (TCR 766) Reading from the Gospel: Luke 4:14-20

Silent Meditation and Instrumental Music


Sermon

Sojourner of Swedenborg: Where Do We Go From Here?

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.

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: My Life Flows On in Endless Song (How Can I Keep from Singing?)
Closing of the Word Postlude