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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.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.

Subject:

Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?

Prelude

Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost, BWV 667 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Contemplation on Tallis' Canon (Hymn 272) by Richard Purvis

Hymn 452

Love

Mary Baker Eddy

Brood o’er us with Thy shelt’ring wing,
’Neath which our spirits blend
Like brother birds, that soar and sing,
And on the same branch bend.
The arrow that doth wound the dove
Darts not from those who watch and love.

If thou the bending reed wouldst break
By thought or word unkind,
Pray that his spirit you partake,
Who loved and healed mankind:
Seek holy thoughts and heavenly strain,
That make men one in love remain.

Learn, too, that wisdom’s rod is given
For faith to kiss, and know;
That greetings glorious from high heaven,
Whence joys supernal flow,
Come from that Love, divinely near,
Which chastens pride and earth-born fear,

Through God, who gave that word of might
Which swelled creation’s lay:
“Let there be light, and there was light.”
What chased the clouds away?
’Twas Love whose finger traced aloud
A bow of promise on the cloud.

Thou to whose power our hope we give,
Free us from human strife.
Fed by Thy love divine we live,
For Love alone is Life;
And life most sweet, as heart to heart
Speaks kindly when we meet and part.

Scriptural Selection

Jeremiah 10:1,2 (to 2nd ,),3 (to :),8 they (to :),10 (to :),11,12, 23. 17: 5 Cursed (to 2nd ,),7,8.

Prayer

Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)

Hymn 94

Stephen G. Bulfinch
Adapted

Hath not thy heart within thee burned
At evening’s calm and holy hour,
As if its inmost depths discerned
The presence of a loftier power?

It was the voice of God that spake
In silence to thy silent heart,
And bade each worthier thought awake,
And every dream of earth depart.

O voice of God, forever near,
In low, sweet accents whispering peace,
Make us Thy harmonies to hear
Whose heavenly echoes never cease.

Notices

Solo

Rebecca Minor, Soloist
Title: I Am The First, I Am The Last

Music & words by Ann Stephan

I am the first
I am the last
The beginning and the end
I made the earth with my own hands
I stretched out the heavens
And when I call them, they rise

Go out from Babylon with shouts of joy
And send it out to the ends of the earth:

I am the first
I am the last
The beginning and the end
I made the earth with my own hands
I stretched out the heavens
And when I call them, they rise

We did not thirst when he led us through the desert
He split the rock, and the water flowed
And He will lead you
In the way that you should go

I made the earth with my own hands
I stretched out the heavens
And when I call them, they rise
I am the first
I am the last

Copyright 2014 by Ann Stephan

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Jeremiah 32:17
Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

Responsive Reading:

Job 36:22 (to :), 24, 25; 37:2, 5 (to ;), 14–16 stand, 18; Psalms 19:1
22 Behold, God exalteth by his power:
24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
25 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.
5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice;
14 . . . stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.

The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.

Bible Lesson-sermon

From the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson

Offertory and collection

God's Time Is the Best (Sinfonia to Cantata No. 106) by Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. E. Power Biggs)

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Hymn 111

Isaac Watts

High in the heavens, eternal God,
Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud
That veils and darkens Thy designs.

Forever firm Thy justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep:
How wise the wonders of Thy hands;
Thy judgments are a mighty deep.

Life, like a fountain rich and free,
Springs from the presence of my Lord;
And in Thy light we all shall see
The glories promised in Thy Word.

Scientific Statement of Being

From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p.468, line 8

Correlative Scripture

I John 3: 1-3

Benediction

Romans 13: 1 every (to :).

Postlude

Trumpet Voluntary in D Major (arr. Henry Coleman) by John Stanley

Copyright

Due to the copyright ownership of others, we cannot post certain hymn words from the Christian Science Hymnal and the Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430-603. Hymn words that are displayed may be © The Christian Science Board of Directors and may not be used or reprinted without permission. For more information, email permissions@csps.com.

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