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The New Church

Todays Officiant: Grant Odhner
(Swedenborgian) Serving the Community Since 1812

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

January 30th, 2010

Order of Worship
January 30th 2010

Prelude Opening Hymn: Humbly, Lord, We Ask Thy Blessing (ALL STAND)

Minister opens Word and reads sentence of Scripture


MINISTER: Hear us, O Lord, when we call

PEOPLE: And hide not Your face from us
cf. Psalm 102:1,2

MINISTER: For we acknowledge our transgressions PEOPLE: And our sin is ever before us
Psalm 51:3

MINISTER: Turn us again, O God, and cause Your face to shine PEOPLE: And we shall be saved
Psalm 80:3

ALL: O Lord, hear, I pray, the voice of my supplications. If

You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with You that You may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word do I hope; for with the Lord there is mercy and with Him is abundant redemption. Amen.
Psalm 130:1-7

MINISTER: Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver us PEOPLE: O Lord, make haste to help us MINISTER: Show us Your mercy, O Lord

Psalm 40:13

PEOPLE: And grant us Your salvation

Psalm 85:7

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: Keep us in Your name, O Lord PEOPLE: And sanctify us in Your truth

cf. John 17:11,17

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) Hymn: Lead Us and Guide Us, Lord
Childrens reading and talk

From Revelation 22: 13


Further readings: Judges 16

AC 6203-6206:1

Interlude Sermon: Sweet Drugs That Kill

Hymn: Lord of All Being Throned Afar (ALL STAND)

Prayer and Benediction Closing of the Word

Closing Hymn: I Pray Thee, Lord, To Guide My Ways (ALL STAND) Postlude

LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart; He who does not backbite with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; In whose eyes a vile person is despised, But he honors those who fear the LORD; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change; He who does not put out his money at usury, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.

Be it... known that all evil flows in from hell, and all good through heaven from the Lord. But the reason why evil is appropriated to a person is that he believes and persuades himself that he thinks and does it from himself, and in this way makes it his own. If he believed as is really the case, then evil would not be appropriated to him, but good from the Lord would be appropriated to him; for the moment that evil flowed in, he would reflect that it was from the evil spirits with him, and as soon as he thought this, the angels would avert and reject it. For the influx of the angels is into what a person knows and believes, but not into what a person does not know and does not believe; for their influx is not fixed anywhere except where there is something belonging to the person. (AC 6206)