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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, May 28, 2017

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

Subject:

Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced

Prelude

Largo (from Sonata No. 2 in C minor) BWV 526/2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude by Théodore Dubois

Hymn 574

“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.

Scriptural Selection

Joshua 24:1,2,14,15 (to ;),16,17,22 ( 1st .).23:14 ye know. 

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 77

James Montgomery

God is my strong salvation;
What foe have I to fear?
In darkness and temptation,
My light, my help is near:
Though hosts encamp around me,
Firm in the fight I stand;
What terror can confound me,
With God at my right hand?

Place on the Lord reliance;
My heart, with courage wait;
His truth be thine affiance,
When faint and desolate:
His might thy heart shall strengthen,
His love thy joy increase;
Thy day shall mercy lengthen:
The Lord will give thee peace.

Notices

Solo

Gwen Eagleton, Soloist
Title: Watchful’s Song (Nocturne)

Words from the Book of Psalms and the Book of Isaiah
Music by R. Vaughan Williams

Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Except the Lord keep the house the watchman waketh but in vain.
The Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep peace:
The whole earth is at rest and is quiet.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh even from the Lord who hath made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved.
He that keepeth thee shall not sleep.
Behold, he that keepeth thee shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord himself is thy keeper, he shall preserve thee from all evil:
Yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul from this time forth forever more.

Copyright Oxford University Press

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

I Kings 5:4 the
. . . the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 71:1, 3–5 (to :), 8, 10, 12 (to :), 13 (to ;), 14, 15 (to ;), 16 (to :)
1 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For thou art my hope, O Lord God:
8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
12 O God, be not far from me:
13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul;
14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day;
16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God:

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

Larghetto (from Sonata HWV 580) by G.F. Handel (arr. Pierre Gouin)

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Hymn 38

Samuel Johnson

City of God, how broad and far
Outspread thy walls sublime;
The true thy chartered freemen are,
Of every age and clime.

One holy church, one army strong,
One steadfast high intent,
One working band, one harvest song,
One King omnipotent.

How gleam thy watch fires through the night,
With never fainting ray;
How rise thy towers, serene and bright,
To meet the dawning day.

In vain the surge’s angry shock,
In vain the drifting sands;
Unharmed upon th’ eternal Rock,
The heavenly city stands.

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

Jeremiah 1:8

Postlude

Hallelujah! (from Messiah) by G.F. Handel (arr. Théodore Dubois)

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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