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, October 23, 2016
Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Probation After Death
Choral cistercien pour une Élévation, JA 134 by Jehan Alain
Postlude pour l'Office de Complies, JA 29 by Jehan Alain
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731 (Hymn 85) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Love,
With light and comfort from above;
Be Thou our guardian, Thou our guide,
O’er every thought and step preside.
The light of Truth to us display,
That we may know and choose Thy way;
Plant holy joy in every heart,
That we from Thee may ne’er depart.
Lead us, O Christ, thou living Way,
Nor let us from thy precepts stray;
Lead us to God, our heavenly rest,
That we may be forever blest.
Luke 19:1 Jesus 15:1,11-24 (to ; ).Romans 6:11
Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)
Mary Baker Eddy
It matters not what be thy lot,
So Love doth guide;
For storm or shine, pure peace is thine,
And of these stones, or tyrants’ thrones,
God able is
To raise up seed—in thought and deed—
To faithful His.
Aye, darkling sense, arise, go hence!
Our God is good.
False fears are foes—truth tatters those,
Love looseth thee, and lifteth me,
Ayont hate’s thrall:
There Life is light, and wisdom might,
And God is All.
The centuries break, the earth-bound wake,
Who doth His will—His likeness still—
Rebecca Minor, Soloist
Title: Streets of My Thought
Text by Arlene Pourroy
Music by Jon Pourroy
References: Isa. 60:18-20; John 8:12,
Rom. 12:2, I Cor. 13:12, Phil. 2:5
Walking down the streets of my thought,
the Savior in shadows may go.
Light up the streets of my thought,
flowing through shadows, O light of the world.
O Savior, walk down my streets of lost hours,
banishing pictures of tempest and tears.
Walk with me, talk with me, show me the true,
trampling down fear in Love’s higher view.
Waking from dark dreams I pray
the Mind of the Christ be in me.
Light up the streets I go through,
knowing only what God knows, the good and the true.
O Savior, walk down my streets of lost hours;
restore my lot in welcoming flow’rs.
Walk with me, talk with me, tell me of God,
transforming life, renewing my thought.
Praying and praising my way,
the Christ shows the kingdom at hand,
walls of Salvation and gates of Praise;
mourning is over; we know God’s ways.
O Savior, walk through these hours with me;
light and thanksgiving companions will be.
Walk with me, talk with me, show me the way,
acting in love, rejoicing the day, rejoicing the day.
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
Ephesians 5:8 walk, 10
. . . walk as children of light: . . . Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Colossians 1:2–5 Grace, 10–13; Romans 8:1, 2
2 . . . Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
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
Récitative (from Prélude sur le nom d'Alain, Op.7) by Maurice Duruflé
Charles W. Everest
Take up thy cross, the Saviour said,
If thou wouldst my disciple be;
Thyself deny, the world forsake,
And humbly follow after me.
Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame;
Let not thy foolish pride rebel;
Thy Lord for thee the cross endured,
He conquered sin, and death, and hell.
Take up thy cross, in God’s own strength,
Calmly all fear and danger brave;
So shalt thou find immortal Life
Giveth thee victory o’er the grave.
Scientific Statement of Being
I John 3: 1-3
Romans 6:22 now
Fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Op.7 by Maurice Duruflé
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