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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, December 8, 2019  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Kevin Ness, Guest Second Reader

Subject: GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR

Prelude

Bryan Ashley, Organist

In Dulci Jubilo by Marcel Dupré
Prelude on "Veni Creator Spiritus"  by  Maurice Duruflé

Hymn 32

Mary Baker Eddy

"Love"

Brood o'er us with Thy shelt'ring wing,
'Neath which our spirits blend
Like brother birds, that soar and sing,
And on the same branch bend.
The arrow that doth wound the dove
Darts not from those who watch and love.

If thou the bending reed wouldst break
By thought or word unkind,
Pray that his spirit you partake,
Who loved and healed mankind:
Seek holy thoughts and heavenly strain,
That make men one in love remain.

Learn, too, that wisdom's rod is given
For faith to kiss, and know;
That greetings glorious from high heaven,
Whence joys supernal flow,
Come from that Love, divinely near,
Which chastens pride and earth-born fear,

Through God, who gave that word of might
Which swelled creation's lay:
"Let there be light, and there was light."
What chased the clouds away?
'Twas Love whose finger traced aloud
A bow of promise on the cloud.

Thou to whose power our hope we give,
Free us from human strife.
Fed by Thy love divine we live,
For Love alone is Life;
And life most sweet, as heart to heart
Speaks kindly when we meet and part. 

Scriptural Selection

Ps 90: 1, 2, 4, 14, 16, 17 [to:]
Rev. 4:11

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 246

Isaiah 40 from Dutch Version

O Thou who spreadest the heaven like a tent,
He who depends on Thee, ne'er is forspent,
Still for his might on Thee he ever counteth,
On wings of eagles he, unwearied, mounteth.

REFRAIN
Have ye not heard, have ye not known
The everlasting God
Creator is of heaven and earth,
And He alone is Lord.

So shall the glory of God be revealed,
All flesh shall see it and all shall be healed;
In word and deed declare Him and adore Him.
God's will is done, and all is plain before Him.

REFRAIN
Have ye not heard, have ye not known
The everlasting God
Creator is of heaven and earth,
And He alone is Lord.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Notices

Solo

Gwen Eagleton, Guest Soloist

Our God is God
Joseph M. Martin, music
J. Paul Williams, words

Who holds the wind in His hands,
Have you not heard?
Do you not know?
Morning breaks at His command.

Have you not heard?
Do you not know?
Who formed the stars?
Called them by name?
Who calms the storm?
Sends gentle rain?
Who hung the sun and moon in space?
Before all time began, who knew creation’s plan?
Who gave the breath of life to man?
Who gave the song its start?
Who whispers to the heart?
Who is the one who made the solemn night?
Who knows the dwelling place of light?
Not a god of clay.
Not a silent stone.
Not a graven image made of gold.

Our God is God!
We are the works of His hands.
God is Creator.
Angles serve at His command.
All creation bows before Him and we must do the same,
For God alone is worthy, worthy of our praise.
Our God is worth.
He is worthy.
Our God is God!

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Isaiah 40:28

Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
The Golden Text is from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

Responsive Reading:

Job 36:3, 5, 22–25; 26:7, 10, 13 (to ;), 14 (to 1 st ?); 5:8, 9

3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?
23 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?
24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
25 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens;
14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him?
8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

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

Praised be Thou, Jesus Christ, BWV 604 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn 327

Author Unknown

The God who made both heaven and earth
And all that they contain
Will never quit His steadfast truth
Nor make His promise vain.

The poor and all oppressed by wrong
Are saved by His decree;
He gives the hungry needful food
And sets the captive free.

By Him the blind receive their sight,
By Him the fallen rise;
With constant care, His tender love
All human need supplies.

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

Ps 115:15

Postlude

Fantasia on ‘Come Holy Spirit,’ BWV 651 by  J.S. Bach

Copyright

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 permissions@csps.com.

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