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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, October 18, 2020  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader

Subject: DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT

Prelude

Bryan Ashley, Organist

Psalm Prelude Set 1, Op. 32: No. 1 (Psalm 34:6) by Herbert Howells
Finale: Andante (from Sonata VI) by Felix Mendelssohn

Hymn 263

Words from Swedish of J.O. Wallin
Music by Gustaf Düben

Scriptural Selection

Hebrews 2:9 we (to ;), 17, 18; 4:14; 11:6 for
II Corinthians 5:18–20

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 454

Mary Baker Eddy, words
James R. Corbett, music

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.

Music © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Notices

Solo

Gwen Eagleton, Guest Soloist of The Mother Church

Seek Ye the Lord and Ye Shall Live
Words from The Bible
Merle Miller, music

What man is he that desireth life
and loveth many days, that he may see good?

Keep thy tongue from evil
and thy lips from speaking guile.
Depart from evil and do good.
Seek peace and pursue it.
Seek the Lord and ye shall live.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous;
But the Lord delivreth him out of them all.

The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
And in the night His song shall be with me;
And my prayer unto the God of my life!

Seek the Lord and ye shall live.

Music © R.D. Row Music Company, Inc.

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Psalms 69:32 your
. . . your heart shall live that seek God.

Responsive Reading:

Isaiah 30:21, 29
Psalms 34:2, 4–6, 8, 13–15, 18, 22
21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

The Explanatory Note, 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

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Interlude I by Denis Bédard


Hymn 237

Fay Lynn, words
14th Century Carol, music

O may we be still and seek Him,
Seek with consecration whole,
Listening thus to hear the message,
Far from sense and hid in Soul.

He hath promised we shall find Him,
Love divine its promise keeps;
God is watching with the watchful,
God is Life that never sleeps.

If we pray to Him in secret,
Lift to Him the heart's desire,
We shall find our earthly longings
All made pure by Love's pure fire.

Then upon the precious metal
God's own image will appear,
Faithfully to Him reflected,
One with Him forever near.

Words © 1932 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 

Benediction

Amos 5:14 (to 5th ,)

Postlude

Fugue in B minor, BWV 544/2 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Copyright

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