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The New Church

(Swedenborgian) Serving the Community Since 1812

Todays Officiant: Grant Odhner

Soloist: Jenny Searles Piano: Earl Buys

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November 14th, 2010

Order of Worship
November 14th 2010


Opening Hymn: Lamp of Our Feet

Minister opens Word and reads sentence of Scripture

MINISTER: Hear us, O Lord, when we call PEOPLE: And hide not Your face from us
102:1,2 cf. Psalm

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)

From Revelation 22: 13

Hymn: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah STAND)

Childrens reading and talk


Further readings: Matthew 14

TCR 73.2

Interlude Sermon: Going to Meet Him

Hymn: Thine Arm, O Lord, in Days of Old (ALL STAND) Prayer and Benediction Closing of the Word Closing Hymn: Praise Ye the Lord (ALL STAND)

In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame. Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me. Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth. By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother's womb. My praise shall be continually of You.
(Psalm 71:1-6)

The laws of order enjoined upon a human being are, that he should acquire for himself truths from the Word, and reflect upon them naturally, and as far as he can, rationally, and so acquire for himself a natural faith. The laws of order on the part of God are then, that He will draw near and fill these truths with His Divine light, and so fill the person's natural faith (which is mere knowledge and persuasion) with a Divine essence. In this and in no other way can faith become saving. True Christian Religion 73.2