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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.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

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

Subject:

Life

Prelude

Prelude, Fugue and Variation by César Franck

Hymn 469

Eternal God, the Cause of All Creation

Words by Oak E. Davisk, adapt.
Words not available due to copyright.

Scriptural Selection

John 1:6-8,29. 8:1,2,12-16,29-31 (to 1st ,),51.

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 207

Mother’s Evening Prayer
Mary Baker Eddy

O gentle presence, peace and joy and power;
O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour,
Thou Love that guards the nestling’s faltering flight!
Keep Thou my child on upward wing tonight.

Love is our refuge; only with mine eye
Can I behold the snare, the pit, the fall:
His habitation high is here, and nigh,
His arm encircles me, and mine, and all.

O make me glad for every scalding tear,
For hope deferred, ingratitude, disdain!
Wait, and love more for every hate, and fear
No ill,—since God is good, and loss is gain.

Beneath the shadow of His mighty wing;
In that sweet secret of the narrow way,
Seeking and finding, with the angels sing:
“Lo, I am with you alway,”—watch and pray.

No snare, no fowler, pestilence or pain;
No night drops down upon the troubled breast,
When heaven’s aftersmile earth’s tear-drops gain,
And mother finds her home and heav’nly rest.

Notices

Solo

Gwen Eagleton, Soloist
Title: Happy is the Man

Words: Proverbs 3: 13, 15-18 KJV
Music: Eric H. Thiman

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,
And the man that getteth understanding.
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her,
And happy is everyone that retaineth her.

She is more precious than rubies,
And all things thou canst desire
Are not to be compared unto her.

Length of days is in her right hand,
And in her left hand riches and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Psalms 36:7 (to !), 9 with
How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
. . . with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

The Golden Text is from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Responsive Reading:

Jeremiah 17:7, 8, 14; Proverbs 6:20, 21, 23; 3:1, 2, 4
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments;
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

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

Andante religioso (from Sonata IV) by Felix Mendelssohn

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Hymn 342

Laura Lee Randall

This is the day the Lord hath made;
Be glad, give thanks, rejoice;
Stand in His presence, unafraid,
In praise lift up your voice.
All perfect gifts are from above,
And all our blessings show
The amplitude of God’s dear love
Which every heart may know.

The Lord will hear before we call,
And every need supply;
Good things are freely given to all
Who on His word rely.
We come today to bring Him praise
Not for such gifts alone,
But for the higher, deeper ways
In which His love is shown.

For sin destroyed, for sorrow healed,
For health and peace restored;
For Life and Love by Truth revealed,
We thank and bless the Lord.
This is the day the Lord hath made,
In praise lift up your voice.
In shining robes of joy arrayed,
Be glad, give thanks, rejoice.

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

Ephesians 5:8 now  (to:)

Postlude

Toccata (from Organ Symphony No. 5) by Charles-Marie Widor

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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