“The Church is... where the Lord is acknowledged, and where the Word is.” - The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine §242
Kempton New Church
“There are three essentials of the Church: an acknowledgment of the Divinity of the Lord, an acknowledgment of the holiness of the Word, and the life that is called charity.” - Divine Providence ¶259:3

The Kempton New Church is a congregation of people who believe that there is one God in one Person, our Creator and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; that the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Heavenly Doctrine of the New Jerusalem are the Lord’s Word; that the life of religion consists especially in keeping the Ten Commandments, and in doing our daily work justly and faithfully; and that there is a life after death, a heaven and a hell, where we continue to live as complete human beings.

We try to help each other understand the Lord’s Word and encourage each other in applying it to life. We welcome you.

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Letter to the Community:

Easter 2023

Dear Neighbor,

As Easter approaches, if you choose to reflect on the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, I invite you to consider how angels were part of these events.

When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane, an angel was there with Him. Jesus prayed in the garden, knowing He was about to be arrested, convicted, and crucified. As it says in Luke, “there was seen by Him an angel from heaven strengthening Him” (Luke 22:43).

When the women who knew Jesus came to His tomb on the third day after His crucifixion, angels were there. We learn in Matthew that “the angel of the Lord, descending from heaven and coming, rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it” (Matt. 28:5).

Scripture teaches us that there were angels inside Jesus’ tomb as well. In John, it says Mary saw “two angels in white sitting, the one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain” (John 20:12). In Mark it says there was in the sepulcher “a young man sitting on the right, arrayed in a white robe” (Mark 16:5).

Just as an angel gave strength to the Lord Jesus, angels are with us when we need help too. And just as they were with Him when He rose from the tomb, they are with us as we wake up to eternal life as well.

At the Kempton New Church you can learn a lot about angels and heaven and how they are with us like they were with Jesus. Please feel free to give me a call (610-756-6140) or join us in person on Sundays at 10:00 am for church if you would like to learn more.

Best wishes!


Rev. Brett D. Buick

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