This Sunday: Repent

Sunday, 5 February - 5pm
As our lives are challenged at this time, confusions, chaos and more uncertain burdens are coming our way, it is now the best time to find our way back to the LORD. John the Baptist is like a mirror before us today, to look at ourselves and “fish out” those bad tendencies in us that are detrimental to our spiritual prosperity.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here on Sunday.
  • Readings
    The readings from the Word referenced in the sermon can be found here on Sunday.

This Sunday: We Need God

Sunday, 29 January - 9am
The New Church emphasizes how much charity matter. Charity is the primary purpose of our lives, and without it no amount of faith will save us. What then of faith in God? If charity is all that matters, can we dispose of a notion of an all-powerful divine being who watches over us? How significant is that belief anyway? According to the New Church: essential. Without some acknowledgment of God, we actually cannot practice true charity. We’ll look deeper into why a belief in God is so crucial to how we live.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here.
  • Readings
    The readings from the Word referenced in the sermon can be found here.

This Sunday: The Lilies of the Field

Sunday, 22 January - 9:00am

We live in a world filled with signs of Divine love and wisdom, and the Divine Providence which is governing our lives every moment – protecting, nurturing, and leading us. The world of nature presents an image of our spiritual lives, and can instruct us in how to grow spiritually. Yet these insights do not come just from studying nature, nor even from just studying spiritual things, but from living what the Word teaches, so that we can see from our hearts the messages from the Lord in the world around us.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here.
  • Readins
    The readings from the Word referenced in the sermon can be found here.

This Sunday: Disagreement and Harmony

What does it take to love someone you disagree with? At what point does a disagreement escalate to an argument, and in turn ruin a relationship? Is it even possible to fully love everyone you disagree with? There are lots of disagreements around us all the time, many of which do escalate. In spite of our best efforts we will have times when disagreements and arguments break the harmony of our relationships. Disagreement cannot, and should not, be avoided. But it does not have to be a messy affair that ends friendships. If we learn to disagree under the guidance of the Lord’s Word we will find greater harmony in the end.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have three songs during the service that you can sing along to. The lyrics can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here.

This Sunday: Keeping to a Spiritual Timeline

Time is a useful tool. Clocks and calendars help us keep track of a lot of important things. We particularly mark the New Year as a time to leave the past behind and embark on something new. Yet at the same moment, time is artificial. There is nothing about one full revolution of the Earth around the sun that makes life much different. Just because the date has changed from 2022 to 2023 does not in any way mean that the problems of last year have vanished away. Yes, these times of transition are useful reminders. But we also have to learn to let go of an attachment to Earthly time, and lift our minds to a more spiritual way of measuring progress and change.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have three songs during the service that you can sing along to. The lyrics can be found here.
  • Readings
    Some of the readings from the Word that will be used in the sermon can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here.

Christmas Day Service – Unexpected Blessings

Sunday, 25 December - 9am

Around Christmas time we expect, or perhaps more accurately hope, that we will be able to enjoy the spirit of the season. We want peace, contentment, relaxation, time with family and friends, a time to let go of stress. Yet we may not get what we hope for, and be left disappointed. But even in our disappointment, the Lord is still at work preparing unlooked for blessings, greater than what we even hoped for. We will look to the story of Mary, and what we can learn from that story about letting go of our own plans to become willing vessels for the Lord’s plan.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have three songs during the service that you can sing along to:
  • Readings
    The written version of the sermon can be found  here on Sunday:
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here on Sunday:

This Sunday: Herod

Sunday, 18 December - 9am

While the Christmas Story sparks joy and gladness, it took place in a time of darkness and evil. That is, after all, the whole reasons Jesus needed to be born into the world in the first place. This evil is embodied in the character of Herod, the king at the time of Jesus’ birth. Although at first his intentions appeared innocent enough, under the surface lurked jealousy and hatred. In him we see a reflection of our own hidden evils, evils that we need to grapple with if the Lord is to be born into our lives.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have three songs during the service that you can sing along to:
  • Readings
    The written version of the sermon can be found  here on Sunday:
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here on Sunday:

This Sunday – Spread the Good News

Sunday, 11 December - 4:30pm

What do you do when you hear exciting news? Don’t you go and tell everyone that you can? And isn’t it really frustrating when you have exciting news to tell but someone else says it first? And isn’t that what makes it so hard to keep a secret? Imagine if you were the only one who knew your mom was pregnant, or you found out a cool present your brother will get for Christmas, or you heard about a surprise party that people are throwing for someone. You’d want to tell everyone. As we share in the joyful singing of Christmas carols this Sunday night, let’s also give some focus to how we can joyfully spread the good news of the Lord’s salvation.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have three songs during the service that you can sing along to:
  • Readings
    The written version of the sermon can be found  here on Sunday:
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here on Sunday:

This Sunday: “I and My Father are One”

Sunday, 4 December - 9:00am

At Christmas we love to celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus who was born into this world! However, do we really know who this infant being was? Was He the Son of God or the Father? Was He the Son of Mary? Was He God Almighty? Was He Jehovah? Was He the Creator? Was He the Redeemer? We will take a look at who this little infant Saviour really was who came and dwelt among us here on earth.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have three songs during the service that you can sing along to:
  • Readings
    The written version of the sermon can be found  here on Sunday:
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here on Sunday:

This Sunday: Preparing the Way of the Lord

Sunday, 27 November - 9:00am

Christmas season where we celebrate the birth of the Lord is rapidly approaching and it is useful to us to think about all the things we need to do in order to prepare for His Advent. One key item on each of our checklists should be to REPENT! We will discuss the important role John the Baptist played in preparing people for the Lord’s coming.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have three songs during the service that you can sing along to: 2022-11-27 – Songs
  • Readings
    The written version of the sermon can be found  here on Sunday:
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    The written version of the sermon can be found here on Sunday: