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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, March 26, 2017

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

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Reality

Prelude

Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost, BWV 667 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude on "Veni Creator Spiritus" by Maurice Duruflé

Hymn 304

“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

John 1:1-5, 9. 3:21 he 

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 70

Elizabeth C. Adams

God giveth light to all
Who ask with prayer sincere;
He doth not fail to hear that call;
His Truth is ever near.

Plain shall His guidance be,
If thou but seek the right;
Clearly thy pathway thou shalt see,
A line of purest light.

God is thy light and health;
No death nor darkness there;
Turn but to Him, accept His wealth,
And all His glory share.

Notices

Solo

Gwen Eagleton, Soloist
Title: Arise and Shine Forth

Words and Music by Sally DeFord

A glorious dawn o’er all the world is breaking,
Arise! You are called to bear the Savior’s name,
The fire of His spirit in faithful hearts is burning,
Arise! you are called to hold aloft its flame.

Chorus:
Arise and shine forth, a light unto the nations,
A beacon of salvation, a standard o’er the earth,
Arise and shine forth to fill a world in darkness
With the brightness and the glory of the Lord,
Arise! Arise and shine forth.

A glorious dawn o’er all the world is breaking,
For prophets again have heard the voice of God,
He speaks from the heavens to ev’ry tongue and people,
Arise! you are called to spread His word abroad.

A glorious dawn o’er all the world is breaking,
The hour is at hand when Christ will come to reign.
When goodness and mercy will govern all creation,
Arise! you are called to usher in the day.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Psalms 18:1, 28 thou
I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. . . . thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

Responsive Reading:

I John 1:3 (to :), 5 God;Psalms 118:1 (to :), 14, 16, 19, 24, 27 (to :), 28, 29 (to :)
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us:
5 . . . God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good:
14 The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light:
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good:

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

Morning by Alfred Hollins

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Hymn 2

Author Unknown

A glorious day is dawning,
And o’er the waking earth
The heralds of the morning
Are springing into birth.
In dark and hidden places
There shines the blessed light;
The beam of Truth displaces
The darkness of the night.

The advocates of error
Foresee the glorious morn,
And hear in shrinking terror,
The watchword of reform:
It rings from hill and valley,
It breaks oppression’s chain.
A thousand freemen rally,
And swell the mighty strain.

The watchword has been spoken,
The light has broken forth,
Far shines the blessed token
Upon the startled earth.
To hearts and homes benighted
The blessed Truth is given,
And peace and love, united,
Point upward unto heaven.

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

Hymn 23: Fourth stanza (to !)

Postlude

Welsh Hymn Tune Prelude: Rhosymedre ("Lovely") by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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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