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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, June 28, 2020  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader

Subject: CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

Prelude

Bryan Ashley, Organist

Gloria–Plein Jeu, Récit de Chromhorne, by François Couperin
Dialogue sur la Voix humaine, Elevation–Tierce en Taille

Hymn 543

Margaret Glenn Matters, words
James R. Corbett, music

O Jesus, our dear Master,
Your works, now understood,
Reveal their full effulgence
Through love and brotherhood.
Today Christ's precious Science
Your healing power makes plain:
With joy may all obey you
And cast out sin and pain.

The Christ, eternal manhood,
As God's own Son beloved,
A tender ever-presence
Within each heart is proved.
O God, our Father-Mother,
Your name we see expressed
By man, who in Your Science
Is perfect, holy, blessed.

O Science, God-sent message
To tired humanity,
You are Love's revelation
Of Truth that makes us free.
Your kingdom, God, within us
Shows forth Love's sweet control.
God's idea, man, rejoices;
We know the reign of Soul.

Poem Notes: Like 17:21 / John 8:32.
Words © 1932, renewed 1960 The Christian Science Board of Directors.
Music © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

John 8:1, 2, 31 (to Jesus);
      14:28 (to .), 29;
      15:26 when, 27 ;
      16:7 It, 8, 13 when, 14
Eph. 1: 17 the God, 18 [to ;]

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 24

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Albert Conan, music

"Christmas Morn"

Blest Christmas morn, though murky clouds
Pursue thy way,
Thy light was born where storm enshrouds
Nor dawn nor day!

Dear Christ, forever here and near,
No cradle song,
No natal hour and mother's tear,
To thee belong.

Thou God-idea, Life-encrowned,
The Bethlehem babe—
Beloved, replete, by flesh embound—
Was but thy shade!

Thou gentle beam of living Love,
And deathless Life!
Truth infinite,—so far above
All mortal strife,

Or cruel creed, or earth-born taint:
Fill us today
With all thou art—be thou our saint,
Our stay, alway.

Notices

Solo

Soloist: Heidi Skok

Thy Word is a Lamp
Words from Psalms 119
Gene Bone & Howard Fenton, music
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies –
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law.
O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.
Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth:
Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 119:12 (to :), 18, 89, 93, 97, 104, 105, 114, 125, 130, 133, 137, 140, 144
Romans 1:16 I am (to ;), 17 (to :); 2:6

12 Blessed art thou, O Lord:
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
89 For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.
140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
16 . . . I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith:
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

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

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Andante in E flat major by Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck


Hymn 297

Roberta B Lynch, words
Thomas Hewlett, music

Science, the angel with the flaming sword,
God's gift, the glory of the risen Lord;
Light of the world, in whose light we shall see
Father and perfect Son, blest unity;

Calm of Shekinah where hope anchors fast,
Harbor of refuge till the storm be past;
Sweet, secret place where God and men do meet,
Horeb whereon we walk with unshod feet;

Place of communion with the Lamb of God,
Fold where the sheep must pass beneath His rod;
Ark where the dove may close her faltering wings,
Love's law divine that makes us priests and kings;

Loosener of prison bands at midnight hour,
Of self-forged chains that fall through Love's all-power;
Christ's morning meal by joyous Galilee:
Science, thou dost fulfill all prophecy.

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

Eph 1:13 ye were; 5:14 Christ

Postlude

Grand Chœur Dialogué by Eugène Gigout

Copyright

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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