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Podcast

The best way to listen to the audio recordings of our sermons is to subscribe to our weekly sermon podcast. There’s no cost and, once you subscribe, the recordings of the sermons will automatically be available on your phone or computer as soon as we upload them (usually on a Monday). Contact us if you need help setting this up.

You can also listen to recent sermons by clicking on the links below under Recent Sermon Recordings. Click on a red title of a sermon (above one of the green and white open Word icons). Then a new window will open. Once the page has loaded, click the play button or the Download link.


Older Sermons & Sermons from Around the World

There are years’ worth of sermons from New Church Westville and congregations around the world stored on newchurchaudio.org. Here is the archive of sermons from New Church Westville. And here is the homepage for newchurchaudio.org where you can find search for sermons on different topics, or by different speakers, or from different places in the world.


Recent Sermon Recordings

There is a certain magic in holding a little baby. Their innocence brings a sense of contented peace. But what does it mean to be innocent really? It doesnandrsquo;t mean being naive. It doesnandrsquo;t mean being ignorant. But it doesnandrsquo;t mean being perfect either. Can we keep our innocence as we grow? Should we? This Sunday weandrsquo;ll explore what Jesus Christ tells us about innocence and what we need to do to live a life led by the Lord. – By Richard Glenn

Sun, Sep 15, 2019
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

There are a lot of hard aspects of life in this natural worldandmdash;in our personal lives and also in the world around us. What do we do with it all? How do we cope? Is it better to try to ignore the hard stuff? If we donandrsquo;t ignore the hard stuff, how do we keep from being flattened by it? This Sunday weandrsquo;re going to try to learn from He who has andldquo;borne our griefs and carried our sorrows,andrdquo; about how we can cope with life in this hard world.

Sun, Sep 08, 2019
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

This week we continue to explore the Teachings of the New Church and what they can mean for us. One of the more unusual aspects of these works is the descriptions of conversations with spirits and angels and the surroundings in which they took place. Swedenborg did not just share ideas, but also the things that the Lord allowed him to see, hear, and feel. Although unusual, what can these experiences teach us about heavenly life that mere ideas could not?

Sun, Sep 01, 2019
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

We get to witness two baptisms as part of the service this Sunday. When someone gets baptised we talk about them being baptised in the Lordandrsquo;s name. Thereandrsquo;s a lot thatandrsquo;s contained in that simple idea. This Sunday weandrsquo;ll talk about what it means to take on the name of being a Christian and how we can find a new sense of identity in the Lord.

Sun, Aug 25, 2019
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

On the 18 August 2019, Edward Palmer peacefully passed away at the age of 86.

It’s always a hard adjustment when someone passes away, even when they’ve been sick for a long time like Ted had been. While we grieve his passing, we also are glad for him that he is no longer encumbered with a sick body but instead can enjoy the full use of his spiritual body and can again walk, run, talk easily with people, explore, and eat whatever he wants.

Sun, Aug 25, 2019
Source: New Church Westville Podcast