Online Sunday Service
Listen live on Sundays at 10 am Eastern time or hear a replay any time during the rest of the week. The service lasts one hour and an organ prelude and postlude extend 7–10 minutes before and after the service. An audio replay is available within 30-60 minutes after the service ends.
Sunday services are conducted by a First and Second Reader and include music, hymns, prayer, and readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural selections are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Kevin Ness, Guest First Reader
From God I Will Not Part, BWV 658 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Devozione by Marco Enrico Bossi
In atmosphere of Love divine,
We live, and move, and breathe;
Though mortal eyes may see it not,
’Tis sense that would deceive.
The mortal sense we must destroy,
If we would bring to light
The wonders of eternal Mind,
Where sense is lost in sight.
For God, immortal Principle,
Is with us everywhere;
He holds us perfect in His love,
And we His image bear.
Romans 7:25 (to 1st .). 8:1,2,4,6,7,14-17 1st as, 28,31 If,35,37-39 (to .)
Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)
Christ My Refuge
Mary Baker Eddy
O’er waiting harpstrings of the mind
There sweeps a strain,
Low, sad, and sweet, whose measures bind
The power of pain,
And wake a white-winged angel throng
Of thoughts, illumed
By faith, and breathed in raptured song,
With love perfumed.
Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show
Life’s burdens light.
I kiss the cross, and wake to know
A world more bright.
And o’er earth’s troubled, angry sea
I see Christ walk,
And come to me, and tenderly,
Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock,
Upon Life’s shore,
’Gainst which the winds and waves can shock,
From tired joy and grief afar,
And nearer Thee,—
Father, where Thine own children are,
I love to be.
My prayer, some daily good to do
To Thine, for Thee;
An offering pure of Love, whereto
God leadeth me.
Rebecca Minor, Soloist
Title: Gracious Spirit
Lyrics: Thomas T. Lynch
Composer: Peter B. Allen
Gracious Spirit, dwell with me: I myself would gracious be,
And with words that help and heal Would Thy life in mine reveal;
And with actions bold and meek Christ's own gracious spirit speak.
Truthful Spirit, dwell with me: I myself would truthful be,
And with wisdom kind and clear Let Thy life in mine appear;
And with actions brotherly Follow Christ's sincerity.
Mighty Spirit, dwell with me: I myself would mighty be,
Mighty, that I may prevail Where unaided man must fail;
Ever by triumphant hope Pressing on and bearing up.
Gracious Spirit, dwell with me:
Truthful Spirit dwell with me:
Mighty Spirit, dwell with me:
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
II Corinthians 4:18 we
. . . we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Acts 17:22–25 Paul, 28, 29; Colossians 3:2
The Responsive Reading is from the Amplified® Bible (AMP), copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. http://www.lockman.org/
22 . . . Paul, standing in the center of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I observe [with every turn I make throughout the city] that you are very religious and devout in all respects.
23 Now as I was going along and carefully looking at your objects of worship, I came to an altar with this inscription: ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ Therefore what you already worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.
24 The God who created the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;
25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, because it is He who gives to all [people] life and breath and all things.
28 For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’
29 So then, being God’s children, we should not think that the Divine Nature (deity) is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination or skill of man.”
2 Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value].
The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.
Offertory and collection
Interlude I by Denis Bédard
Maria Louise Baum
Based on hymn by M. H. Tipton
Rouse ye, soldiers of the cross,
And lift your banner high;
Servants of a mighty cause,
Put sloth and slumber by.
Rouse ye, rouse ye, face the foe,
Rise to conquer death and sin;
On with Christ to victory go,
O side with God, and win!
Waken, hear your Captain’s call,
And follow where he trod;
Rout the cringing host of fear
By faith that walks with God.
Rouse ye: long the conquest waits
For valor’s act supreme;
Rouse ye, rest not, do the deeds
That break the earthly dream.
Scientific Statement of Being
I John 3: 1-3
II Chronicles 20:15 2nd the, 17 set (to 3rd ,)
Fantasia on Come Holy Spirit, BWV 651 by Johann Sebastian Bach
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