This Sunday’s service will be a hybrid service. Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly will deliver her service on zoom from home, but members and friends are welcome to join for fellowship and to watch the service together at the Glendale New Church.
Fellowship begins at 10:30 am, 11:00 am for Worship. Zoom link will be emailed to members and their contacts. We hope to see you in person or virtually.
The feat of learning new technologies and tweaking things and readjusting is made to look easy by these three, who keep our worship services flowing, all amidst a pandemic.
Thank you so much to Gloria and Pete Toot and Rev. Clark Echols, whose tireless devotion to our churches brings enjoyment, connection and spiritual fulfillment to the members of the New Church of Montgomery and the Glendale New Church. We couldn’t do it without you.
If you missed our Easter Service, you can catch the highlights on YouTube. Thank you to everyone who participated in the service and helped it come to be. We are looking forward to a day when we can all be together in person, but we are thankful for, and enjoying our spiritual community which was forged through our time of separation.
Please join us tomorrow for zoom church with Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly as she presents the theme “Temptation in the Wilderness.” Intrigued? We begin at 10:30 am, with fellowship and 11:00 am for worship. Zoom link provided to church members and their contacts.
Please join us for a Sunday Sermon with Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly. The theme of the service is “Following Our Lord.” Come and see what that means to you, and learn what it means to others. Fellowship at 10:30 am, Worship at 11:00 am. Zoom link provided to church members and their contacts.
Thank you to the Swedenborgian Church of North America for their recent email with the following text from Emanuel Swedenborg:
For everything that flows from the Lord… is freely given. The Lord does, it is true, demand humility, worship, thanksgiving, and much else from a person, which seem like repayment, so that His gifts do not seem to be free. But the Lord does not demand those things for His own sake, for the Divine derives no glory at all from a person’s humility, worship, or thanksgiving. It is utterly inconceivable that any self-love should exist within the Divine, causing Him to require such actions for His own sake. Rather, they are required for humankind’s own sake, for if someone possesses humility they are able to accept good from the Lord, since in that case they have been parted from self-love and its evils which stand in the way of their accepting it. Therefore the Lord desires a state of humility in a person for that person’s sake, because the Lord can flow in with heavenly good when that state exists in them. The same applies to worship and thanksgiving.