AUDIO RECORDINGS from MITCHELLVILLE

 

 

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The following links enable you to listen to extracts from our weekly services (content has been limited to the children’s talk, the lessons and the sermon).  This is a new service which we started in August, 2016 and are pleased to deliver through our web-site. Recordings of most of our worship and family services, which you can stream or download, are now available on-line.  This is  in addition to the full text versions available for download on our “Sermons from Mitchellville” page.

Clicking or tapping over the underlined title of  a recording will open and play the selected audio.  If you wish to download an audio file to your computer use the “Click here to download” link where available, otherwise right click the title and select “Save link As ..”  (this feature is not available on mobile devices).  You may find that downloading and playing in your computer will result in better sound quality than can be achieved by streaming,

Effective February 11th, 2018 we have separated the children’s and adult services on separate tracks.  The link “Click here to open the player” enables you to play or download either or both tracks.  Please let us know whether you like this option.

  • Give us a King – Part II  – A continuation of the series on the responsibiiities and functions of kings, governors and leaders, in both the natural and spiritual worlds, by Rev. Brian D. Smith.    Click here to open the player.
  • Chaos and the Leading of Providence: – “Before anything is reduced to order
    it is very common for everything to be reduced first of all to a state of confusion resembling chaos so that things that are not compatible may be separated from one another. And once these have been separated the Lord arranges them into order.”       (AC 842:3).  Service taken by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on July 29th, 2018.   Click here to open the player.
  • Simulations of Love and Wisdom  “One of the great misconceptions of our age is that doing something nice or good when we don’t really feel like it is hypocrisy!”  Listen to this sermon and learn “Why Self-Compulsion is Useful and Not Hypocritical.” Delivered by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on July 22nd, 2018.  Click here to open the player.
  • Rights and Responsibilities was the subject for the service at Mitchellville on July 15th, 2018.  The sermon by our pastor Rev. Michael D. Gladish, titled “Keeping it Real,” explores the concept of human rights, or entitlements, as distinct from responsibilities, and asks each of us to look within ourselves to see what we can do to make the world a better place.  Do we have a right, for example, to affordable health care, or is it a responsibility we have for one another?   Click here to open the player.
  • “Give us a King” –  We begin an exploration of where religion meets politics; by Rev. Brian D. Smith on Sunday June 24th, 2018.  Click here to open the player.
  • “From Swords to Plowshares; From Spears to Pruning Hooks,” the beautiful prophecy of Isaiah and Micah proclaims a new lie of peace and productivity after war.  What are the details of this symbolism in our spritual lives? – MDG on Sunday June 3rd 2018.  Click here to open the player.
  • “And then they shall know …..”  – The prophecies of Ezekiel often repeat this phrase: “…. And then they shall know that I am the Lord their God.”  How? When? And what does this mean for US today? What does it take? – MDG  Click here to open the player.
  • “Building Community – Part II”  – second in the series started on March 20th, 2017 (q.v.) delivered by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on May 20th, 2018.   Click here to open the player.
  • Mothers’ Day 2018 – “Two Universal Atmospheres from the Lord”  – The love having children and the love of protecting them.  How they relate to marriage, motherhood and the purpose of creation.   Click here to open the player.
  • “Letting Go and Getting More:” – Sometimes our most fervent prayers go unanswered. Then what? How can we learn to let go of what isn’t working so that we can receive more of what does work? How can humility inform purpose? ~ MDG.  Sermon and lessons only recorded on Sunday April 29th. 2018.  Click here to open the player.
  •  “Anxiety about the Future” – recorded by Bishop Brian Keith on the occasion of his visit to Mitchellville on April 22nd, 2018.  Click here to open the player.
  • On April 15th, 2018: “Thine is the Kingdom ….” – last in the series on the Lord’s Prayer: “…. the kingdom and the power and the glory.”  Recorded by our Pastor, Rev. Michael D. Gladish.    Click here to open the player.
  • Special Guest, the Rev. Jean Atta, preaching on “More Than Meets the Eye,” about the disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24). Although they walked with the Lord, yet they did not recognize him at first. How were their eyes opened? How can OUR eyes be opened?    Click here to open the player.
  • Palm Sunday – A commemoration of the events that took place when the Lord entered Jerusalem just before His crucifixion, and this year we focus on what happened in the Temple ~ MDG    Click here to open the player.
  • The Son of God. –  “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.”  As we enter the Easter season we ask, who and what is this Son of God? The sermon explores how we can understand this “mystery” and the Gospel the Lord said should be preached about Him. ~Rev. Michael E. Ferrell on Sunday March 18th, 2018.  Click here to open the player.
  • Isaac and Rebekah. Gen 24. – On its surface, this story is about the search for a bride. Abraham sends his servant to look for a suitable woman. However it is chock full of fascinat-ing and quirky details, each of which contained layers of meaning and depth for our spiritual lives.. ~ Rev. Brian D. Smith on Sunday March 11th, 2018.    Click here to open the player.
  • “Forgive Us Our Debts …. “ – another in the occasional series on the Lord’s Prayer, this time the topic is forgiveness.   Rev. Michael D. Gladish on Sunday March 4th, 2018.   Click here to open the player.
  • “Lead us Not into Temptation” – continuing the series on The Lord’s Prayer.   Click here to open the player.
  • “Jeremiah:  The Prophet and his Prophecies”  –  “He was one of the most courageous characters in the Bible and yet we know very little of his work.” –   Click here to open the player.   Recorded by Rev. Michael D. Gladish at Mitchellville on February 18th, 2018.
  • “Abraham and Ishmael”  – “Abraham depicts the highest level of humanity, the Lord’s, and by reflection, our own.  Yet his first born is Ishmael – a rough and stubborn beginning on  the path of regeneration.” – BDS.  Recorded in Mitchellville on February 11th, 2018, the children’s service and the adult lessons and sermon are stored on separate tracks and  may be played or downloaded independently.  Click here to open the player.
  • “Hallowed Be Thy Name” – Continuing the series on the The Lord’s Prayer, as part of the Holy Supper service at Mitchellville on February 4th, 2018 (ceremony excluded).  Click here to download .
  • All About the Second Coming of The Lord – what is it really, and how exactly can we see it?  Where is it and how, and when will it, or did it, take place?  By Rev. Michael D. Gladish on Sunday January 28th, 2018.  Click here to download .
  • “Dwelling in Unity”  –  Worship service at Mitchellville on Sunday January 21st, 2018 taken by our school Principal and Asst. Pastor Rev. Brian D. Smith.   Click here to download .
  • “Our Father  –  Delivered by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on Sunday January 14th 2018, the sermon in this recording describes the importance and inner meaning of the opening words of The Lord’s Prayer.  It is a continuation of the series started in November 2017, which was on the subject of “Our Daily Bread.”    Click here to download .
  • “The Church Has Answers” –  Children’s talk, lessons and sermon by our Assistant Pastor, Rev. Michael E. Ferrell on Sunday January 7th, 2018.   Click here to download .
  • “Thy Kingdom Come” –  The second of a series on the concepts of the Lord’s Prayer, the sermon studies the text “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done, as in Heaven so upon the Earth.”  Delivered by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017.    Click here to download .
  • “Alone:”  –  Where does being alone fit into community and is it a good thing or a bad thing?  In this service, our assistant pastor and school principal Rev. Brian D. Smith explores these questions  looking at the story of Jonah.  November 26th, 2017.  Click here to download .
  • Thanksgiving for Opportunities to Serve: – Lessons and two-part sermon from the Thanksgiving family service at Mitchellville on November 23rd, 2017.   Click here to download .
  • Our Daily Bread – explores the spiritual meaning of this section of the Lord’s Prayer and how we can be content with the dispensaions of providence each day.  Worship service on November 19th, 2017.    Click here to download .
  • Bible Trivia – only it’s not really trivial.  The topic is Old Testament laws and customs that seem to have no meaning in our lives today, but in fact have deep meaning when we “get” the correspondences involved – by Rev.  Michael D. Gladish on Sunday November 12th, 2017.  Click here to download .
  • “The Growth of the Church” is the subject of a sermon by Rev. Lawson M. Smith, Pastor of Kempton PA New Church delivered on Sunday November 5th, 2017 at Mitchellville.  A recording of the sermon only is available from the New Church Audio website.
  • Sin and Sickness: – What is the real connection between the two?  Sermon delivered by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on Sunday October 29th,  2017.  Click here to download .
  • Shame and Blame: –  Why do we do this to each other? What’s the point? Does the Lord ever shame anyone? It’s an important question, and the answer may not be obvious. Let’s see what the Word teaches us about it.  Rev, Michael D. Gladish October 22nd, 2017.  Click here to download .
  • Feeling Lost? – by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on October 15th, 2017.  Three parables in Luke 15 give us help: the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost (prodigal) son.   Click here to download .
  • Unforgiving Servant: “As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us.”  The children’s talk , lessons and sermon on the subject of forgiveness, by Rev. Brian Smith on Sunday October 8th, 2017.   Click here to download .
  • The Church as Heaven on Earth: –   Delivered by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on Sunday October 1st, 2017. How could this be, given that we are all “works in progress?”  It depends on how you define “church” and what you expect in heaven.   This is a recording of the adult lessons and sermon only.     Click here to download .
  • Reward and Punishment: – Third in the series on the spiritual world on what is meant by the “reward” of heaven and the “punishment” of hell. Worship service on Sunday September 24th, 2017.   Click here to download .
  • The Human Form of the Spiritual World:  – A continuation on the subject of the Spiritual World, specifically about the whole organic human form of that world and how it relates to our experience in this world.   Click here to download .
  • Associate Spirits –  the first in a series on the Spiritual World.  A recording of the children’s talk, lessons and sermon only from the worship service on Sunday September 10th, 2017 when Holy Supper was administered (not included).  Click here to download .
  • The Fruit of the Tree:  –  Worship service on September 9th, 2017 taken by our Assistant Pastor, Rev. Michael E. Ferrell.  Remember as you are living the life of heaven the Lord said ” Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad”  The theme for the children’s talk is “A Sign from Heaven”  Click here to download .
  • The Life of Religion – Judgement:. – Fifth in the summer series by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on Sunday August 27th, 2017.  Click here to download .
  • The Life of Religion – Repentance:. – Fourth in the summer series by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on Sunday August 20th, 2017.  Click here to download .
  • Humility – This recording of the children’s talk, lessons and sermon from the worship service on August 13th, 2017 taken by Asst. Pastor Rev. Brian D. Smith gives us guidance on the dangers of “hardness of heart.”   Click here to download .
  • The Life of Religion – Conscience – The sermon in this recording, delivered on August 6th, is the third in the summer series on the life of religion  Click here to download .
  • The Life of Religion – Faith:   – Delivered on July 30th. this week’s subject in the summer series  is the partner to last week’s address on Charity.    Click here to download .
  • The Life of Religion – Charity:–  “Our theme for the summer is the life of religion.  The first sermon in the series discussed how important this is.  The second, last week, referenced the appropriate application of our thought process to this life – stretching the bow of doctrine to let our arrows of truth fly in the right direction.  Now we are talking about good works specifically.”  The sermon in this recording was delivered by our Pastor, Rev. Michael D. Gladish on July 23rd, 2017.    Click here to download .
  • Hitting the Target is the subject for the sermon in this recording of our worship service on July 16, 2017 given by Asst. Pastor Rev. Brian D. Smith.  The children’s talk is about Kings in the Old Testament  – Saul, (Jonathan} and David.   Click here to download .
  • “Render to Caesar the Things that are Caesar’s  and to God the Things that are God’s”    -” As we approach the celebration of our country’s declaration of independence 241 years ago it is appropriate to give a little thought to the challenges we all face in reconciling our spiritual duties with our civic duties, especially when they seem to clash in some way.”  Children’s talk, lessons, sermon and prayers delivered by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on July 2nd, 2017.  Click here to download .
  • “If I make my Bed in Hell” – Rt. Rev. Peter Buss Sr. was our guest on March 25th speaking on this text from Psalm 139.  How is the Lord with us in our worst moments? How does he lead us away from destructive forces?  His closeness to us at such times is beautifully described in the Writings   Click here to download .
  • Not Adding to the Word – The Family Service on June 18th.  The sermon addresses the inner meaning of the warning  in Rev. 22:18-19 about not adding to or distracting from  “the words of the prophecy.”   Click here to download 
  • One Church from Seven – June 4th 2017.  John’s revelation to the seven churches of Asia Minor and what it means to us personally and for the future of the New Church.  Click here to download 
  • Gideon’s Transformation – This recording of the service at Mitchellville on May 28th appliss the experiences of Gideon to our own lives.  Click here to download 
  • The Call to Leadership – A recording of the children’s talk lessons and sermon from the worship service at Mitchellville taken by Rev. Brian D. Smith, Asst. Pastor on Sunday May 21st, 2017.  Just before the story of Gideon, Israel faces off against the Canaanites.  What can we learn about the qualities required for good leadership such as humility, willingness, trustfulness and purpose?  Click here to download 
  • Rest in the Lord –  The sermon in this recording  of the worship service at Mitchellville, delivered by Rev. Michael D. Gladish on Sunday May 7th, 2017, discusses how, and what it means, to rest in the Lord .   “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28.    Click here to download 
  • Patience – Here is a recording of the service at Mitchellville on Sunday May 30 which was taken by Rt. Rev. Brian Keith on the occasion of his visit to our society.  Click here to download 
  • Palm Sunday – Delivered at Mitchellville on April 9th, 2017 , the sermon studies the issue of Divine Foresight and Providence in the events of Palm Sunday.    Click here to download 
  • Judgement and Mercy – This recording of the worship service at Mitchellville on April 2, 2017 expands on the story of Abraham pleading  for Sodom in Genesis 18.  The sermon is entitled “Judgement and Mercy – You Can’t Have One without the Other.”     Click here to download 
  • Building Community in the Church – This recording includes a challenging talk delivered by our pastor for the worship service on Sunday March 26th, 2017.   Click here to download 
  • Covenant with Noah  –  The sermon which culminates this recording, delivered by our Pastor on Sunday March 19th, examines the internal sense of the text – “During all the days of the earth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).  Click here to download 
  • Trusting Our Sense Experience – Delivered by Rev. Michael Gladish for Holy Supper worship service on March 7, 2017.  Click here to download 
  • Life in this World – Delivered by Rev. Michael Gladish during the worship service on Sunday, February 18th 2017 the sermon, entitled “The Purpose and Value of Life in this World,” concludes with the statement:    “……………  life in this world, whether pleasant or troubled, can be described in one word, and that word is opportunity. Naturally, materially, we are often bound and limited, but spiritually everything we experience can be used for our benefit. Let us use it wisely, and support one another to the best of our ability as we do.”  Click here to download 
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply – this recording of the worship service on Sunday January 22nd, 2017 (children’s talk, lessons and sermon) examines the inner meaning of the text: “Then God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:28).  Click here to download 
  • Numbering the People – Delivered by Rev. Michael Gladish during the worship service on January 15th. What is the real meaning and purpose of num­bering in the Word, and why is it important in our present day lives?  Click here to download .
  • Sunday Worship Service on New Year’s Day 2017 – Children’s talk, lessons and sermon entitled “First, Do No Harm.”  Click here to download 
  • Family Service on Christmas Day 2016 – The focus for this special family service is on the joy of the shepherds and the gifts of the wise men in the Christmas story.  How can we feel that same joy and offer those same gifts to the Lord in our lives today as we celebrate his birth?  Click here to download 
  • Candlelight Festival Service on Christmas Eve 2016 – Listen to all the lessons and the sermon by Rev. Michael Gladish, which focusses on the contrast between good and evil in the Christmas story and how miraculous it all was.
  • Celebration of the Holy Supper on Sunday December 4th, 2016. – This recording includes the lessons, the children’s talk and the sermon but excludes the Holy Supper ceremony.
  • The Principles of Marriage – This recording of the worship service on Sunday  November 20th 2016 includes the three lessons and the sermon, by Rev. Michael Gladish. which expands on the text:  Jesus said, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?  So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man put asunder.”  Matt. 19:6
  • Mourning: Prerequisite for Thanksgiving – by Rev. Brian Smith on Sunday November 6th, 2016.  This recording, which includes the children’s talk, the lessons and sermon, looks at the detail of one particularly painful defeat suffered by the children of Israel, to learn something of how mourning a loss can prepare us for joy.
  • Evil and Falsity Used for Good – by Rev. Michael Gladish for the worship service on Ofor Tanksgivingctober 30th.  If man ….  “were not allowed to think in accord with the love in his will, which is hereditarily implanted in him, that love would remain shut in and never be seen by him..” – DP #281(2).
  • Worship Service on Sunday October 2nd, 2016 – Our Pastor Rev. Michael Gladish discusses the power of sharing our personal struggles and insights with others.
  • Holy Supper Service on Sunday September 25th, 2016 – by Rev. Michael Gladish.  This recording includes the children’s talk, the lessons and the sermon delivered prior to Holy Supper.  We recommend you download or listen to this outstanding recording to  better understand the importance, benefits and spiritual significance of the Holy Supper ceremony.  A text version is also available on  our “Sermons from Mitchellville” page.
  • Worship Service on Sunday September 18th, 2016 – by Rev. Brian Smith on the subject “Poverty and Generosity.”  The sermon addresses the question:  What do we learn from the example of a poor widow giving up her livelihood to the Lord?  How does this story challenge and inspire us to understand the vital call to acknowledge our own poverty AND to exercise generosity in response? Read more
  • Family Service on Sunday September 11th 2016 -“Fleeing, Hiding, & Waiting Patiently for the Lord,”  a Family Service talk by Rev. Michael Gladish )includes lessons).
  • Service on Sunday August 28th, 2016  –  delivered by our Assistant Pastor, Rev. Michael Ferrell, the subject of the sermon in this recording is “Crossing Over To Heaven.”
  • Service on Sunday August 21st, 2016  – Part 4 of the summer series on “Our Connection to Heaven.”  The sermon in this recording discusses the link between heaven and earth through “Correspondences.”
  • Service on Sunday August 7th, 2016  – Part 3 of the summer series on “Our Connection to Heaven,” the sermon included in this recording discusses the subject of “Bringing Heaven to Earth” through the church (by Rev. Michael Gladish).

 

 

 

 

 

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