This Sunday: Living in a Post-Apocalyptic World, Part 1

Sunday, 7 June - 9:30am

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Things in the world these days can seem rather apocalyptic. Intriguingly the teachings of the New Church say that the apocalypse has already happened, over 250 years ago in fact. What does that mean for us today? How can that larger narrative help us to understand what’s going on in the world at the moment?

The service will be broadcast live at You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    About 10 minutes before the service starts (9:20) we will have some songs that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Text Sermon
    A PDF of the text version of the sermon can be found here.
  • Recommended Reading
    The main article referenced in the sermon is “200 Years and 100 Miles: Doctrine’s Failure to Settle the Slavery Debate in the New Church” by the Rev. Christopher A. Barber. It was published in New Church Life in 2019. Go here to download the issue it’s in: and then go to page 416.
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