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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.

Sunday, January 26, 2020  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader

Subject: TRUTH


Bryan Ashley, Organist

Non troppo lento in E (from "L'Organiste"), by César Franck
Choral No. 3 in A minor (Part 1), by César Franck

Hymn 161

Mary Baker Eddy


It matters not what be thy lot,
So Love doth guide;
For storm or shine, pure peace is thine,
Whate'er betide.

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,
When understood.

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,
God's glorified!
Who doth His will-His likeness still-
Is satisfied.

Music © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

I Kings. 3: 5 [from 'the'], 6 [to 'said'], 7 [from 'O' to 'king'], 7 [from 'and I am'], 9 [to :], 11 [to 1st,], 12 [from 1st 'I have' to;], 16-18 [to:], 19 [to;], 20, 22 [to 1st.], 24 [to 1st.], 25 [from 'Divide'] - 27
Zechariah 8: 16 [from ‘execute’]


Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy
(Read in context)

Hymn 258

James Russell Lowell, adapted

Oft to every man and nation
Comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of Truth with falsehood,
For the good or evil side.
A great cause, God's new Messiah,
Shows to each the bloom or blight,
So can choice be made by all men
Twixt the darkness and the light.

New occasions teach new duties,
Time makes ancient creeds uncouth;
They must upward still and onward
Who would keep abreast of Truth,
And serenely down the future
See the thought of men incline
To the side of perfect justice
And to God's supreme design.

Though the cause of evil prosper,
Yet 'tis Truth alone is strong;
Though her portion be the scaffold,
And upon the throne be wrong,
Yet that scaffold sways the future,
And behind the dim unknown
Standeth God within the shadow
Keeping watch above His own.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.



Teddy Crecelius, Guest Soloist

Put On The Whole Armour Of God
Don Humphreys, music
Words from the Bible, Ephesians 6

Be strong in the Lord, and in the pow’r of His might.
Put on the armour of God, put on the whole armour of God.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities and pow’rs,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world
and spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore, take unto you the whole armour of God.
That ye may be able to withstand in the evil day.

And having done all to stand.
Give unto the Lord, all ye mighty;
give unto the Lord glory and strength.
The voice of the Lord is on the waters,
the God of glory thundereth;
the Lord is upon many waters,
the Lord will give strength unto His people;
the Lord will bless His people,
will bless His people with peace.

Be strong in the Lord, and in the pow’r of His might.
Put on the armour of God, put on the whole armour of God.

Music © 1956 by R.D. Row Music Co.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Hebrews 4:12 (to 1 st .)
The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword.

The Golden Text is from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version—Second Edition.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 25:5, 10; 149:1–6, 9 Praise; 91:4

5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
1 Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
9 . . . Praise ye the Lord.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

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

Meditation, by Flor Peeters

Hymn 5

Irving C. Tomlinson

A voice from heaven we have heard,
The call to rise from earth;
Put armor on, the sword now gird,
And for the fight go forth.
The foe in ambush claims our prize,
Then heed high heaven's call.
Obey the voice of Truth, arise,
And let not fear enthrall.

The cause requires unswerving might:
With God alone agree.
Then have no other aim than right;
End bondage, O be free.
Depart from sin, awake to love:
Your mission is to heal.
Then all of Truth you must approve,
And only know the real.

Music by permission of the Oxford University Press. Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

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


Luke 11:28 [from 'blessed']


Choral No. 3 in A minor (Part 2), by César Franck


The Golden Text is from the Good News Translation in Today's English Version—Second Edition, copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by permission.

We are not authorized to post some hymn words due to copyright restrictions. Some of the hymn words may be copyrighted by The Christian Science Board of Directors and cannot be republished without permission. For more information, email

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