Celebrating the presence
of the Lord through prayer,
community, and outreach
Welcome to the Ivyland New Church!
Pastor - Rev. Ryan Sandstrom
Times are changing and Ivyland will continue to grow! Ivyland is a place where anyone who comes will be part of a warm and supportive congregation. We are unified in the belief that the Lord Jesus Christ is known in the Scriptures and the Heavenly Doctrine of the New Church. He is best experienced through helpful actions and caring words, essentially applying His teachings to life. I hope you take the time to explore our site, and please feel free to contact us!
According to the American Red Cross, a total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the US, and more than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day. If you are able, please consider donating blood at Ivyland on May 16, from 2-7pm. Signing up is possible at redcrossblood.org (Sponsor code: ivyland new church), or sign up on the sheet at the church in the community room. Hosting these drives is also a fun way of introducing people to our lovely church. If you are interested in volunteering at the registration table, or donating goodies for the canteen table, or even calling donors from a list ahead of time, please speak to Ryan or Jane. Thank you!
On Wednesday the 10, feel free to come to the church to our continual study of the book of Revelation. In this study we will begin Chapter 14. What does this all mean? Come and see!
Join us on Palm Sunday for our service at 10am. We will begin this traditional service with a procession where people may come up to the chancel with palm fronds (provided) and lay them down on the chancel floor. People are encouraged to bring used clothing items to lay down along side the palm fronds, just like they did for Jesus in His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. These clothing items will be collected afterwards and donated to Good Stuff Thrift, whose proceeds from sales directly benefit local charities that help children. Feel free to bring extra bags of clothing as there will be a donation bin at the church. Come and be a part!
To honor Swedenborg's birthday, all are invited to stick around after church on the 29th to hear Suzy Laidlaw speak on the life of Swedenborg. Who was he? Why was he chosen to be THE revelator? What was happening in Sweden at that time? Come and learn more about Swedenborg and many details that surrounded his all important role, a role which has significantly aided the flourishing of the New Church on earth. This talk will begin at around 11:30 in the Sunday School room.