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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, April 23, 2017

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

David Kennedy, Guest First Reader

Subject:

Probation After Death

Prelude

Stephen Loher, Guest Organist
Antiphon III "O Ye Daughters of Jerusalem" Marcel Dupré
Aria by Flor Peeters

Hymn 59

John S. B. Monsell

Fight the good fight with all thy might,
Christ is thy strength, and Christ thy right;
Lay hold on Life, and it shall be
Thy joy and crown eternally.

Run the straight race through God’s good grace,
Lift up thine eyes, and seek His face;
Life with its way before us lies,
Christ is the path, and Christ the prize.

Faint not nor fear, His arms are near;
He changeth not, and thou art dear;
On Him rely and thou shalt see
That Christ is all in all to thee.

Scriptural Selection

Philippians 3:1 my (to 1st .), 8 1st I (to :), 10-15, 20, 21; 4:1

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 307

“Feed My Sheep”
Mary Baker Eddy

Shepherd, show me how to go
O’er the hillside steep,
How to gather, how to sow,—
How to feed Thy sheep;
I will listen for Thy voice,
Lest my footsteps stray;
I will follow and rejoice
All the rugged way.

Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,
Wound the callous breast,
Make self-righteousness be still,
Break earth’s stupid rest.
Strangers on a barren shore,
Lab’ring long and lone,
We would enter by the door,
And Thou know’st Thine own;

So, when day grows dark and cold,
Tear or triumph harms,
Lead Thy lambkins to the fold,
Take them in Thine arms;
Feed the hungry, heal the heart,
Till the morning’s beam;
White as wool, ere they depart,
Shepherd, wash them clean.

Notices

Solo

Rebecca Minor, Soloist
Title: Guide Me 

Poem by Steve Okwor
Music by Greg Granoff

Father God, I come to You as a child,
Lead me, my foolish ways do chide.
My heart longs for You, Lord, with
You alone all good abides!
What would I be without my roots in Thee?
To act by might is vain without my Lord beside me!
Mother, Your love is active and alive.
Comfort and enlighten my life!
Your gentleness leads me to
Your perfect ways, free of any strife!
So shall the Truth, light of the noon,
Keep my steps steady and in tune,
As on the heavenly way my heart is fixed,
and with God commune!

Copyright 2013 Steve Okwor
All Rights Reserved

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Proverbs 12:28
In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 17:1, 3 (to 1st ;), 5, 6 (to :), 15; 119:7, 11, 40; 116:7–9
1 Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
3 Thou hast proved mine heart;
5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God:
15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

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

Voluntary on Church Triumphant (hymn 290)

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Hymn 290

William Gaskell
Adapted

Press on, press on, ye sons of light,
Untiring in your holy fight,
Still treading each temptation down,
And battling for a brighter crown.

Press on, press on, and fear no foe,
With calm resolve to triumph go;
Victorious over every ill,
Press on to higher glory still.

Press on, press on, still look in faith
To Him who conquers sin and death;
Then shall ye hear His word, Well done!
True to the last, press on, press on.

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

John 5:24

Postlude

Procession on Lyra Davidica (Hymn 413) by Richard Purvis

Copyright

Due to third party copyright ownership, not all hymn words from the Christian Science Hymnal and the Christian Science Hymnal Supplement Hymns 430-462 are posted. Copyright to many hymns is owned by The Christian Science Board of Directors. Hymn words may not be used or reprinted without permission. For more information email permissions@csps.com

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