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Jan 24, 2021

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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 24, 2021  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader

Subject: TRUTH

Prelude

Bryan Ashley, Organist

Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn 201

Charles Parsons, words
Henry J. Gauntlett, music

O do not bar your mind
Against the light of good;
But open wide, let in the Word,
And Truth will be your food.

Truth will from error free
Your long enslaved mind,
And bring the light of liberty
Where it shall be enshrined.

Hid treasures it reveals
To all who know its power;
And all who will may light receive
In this most gracious hour.

Then open wide your heart
To Truth and Light and Love;
You then shall know your life is hid
With Christ in God above.

Scriptural Selection

Acts 12:1 Herod, 3 to 1st ., 5-9 to 1st ;, 10, 11
Ps. 68:4, 6 he to 2nd :
Ps. 57:3 God

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 570

Performed by Natsumi Malloy, guest organist.

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Natsumi Malloy, music

"Communion Hymn"

Saw ye my Saviour? Heard ye the glad sound?
Felt ye the power of the Word?
'Twas the Truth that made us free,
And was found by you and me
In the life and the love of our Lord.

Mourner, it calls you, - "Come to my bosom,
Love wipes your tears all away,
And will lift the shade of gloom,
And for you make radiant room
Midst the glories of one endless day."

Sinner, it calls you, - "Come to this fountain,
Cleanse the foul senses within;
'Tis the Spirit that makes pure,
That exalts thee, and will cure
All thy sorrow and sickness and sin."

Strongest deliverer, friend of the friendless,
Life of all being divine:
Thou the Christ, and not the creed;
Thou the Truth in thought and deed;
Thou the water, the bread, and the wine.

Music © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Notices

Solo

Josh Henn, Soloist of The Mother Church

Truth
Don Humphreys

And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free,
and the truth shall make you free.

For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting;
His truth endureth to all generations.
The Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting,
and His truth endureth through all generations.
Stand fast, therefore, having your loins gird about with the truth,
and having on the breastplate of righteousness,
the breastplate of righteousness.
Stand fast, therefore,
having your loins gird about with the truth,
stand fast, stand fast.

For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting;
His truth endureth to all generations.
His mercy is everlasting;
His truth endureth to all generations.
And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free,
And the truth shall make you free.

Music © 1956 R.D.Row.

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

John 8:32 you
. . . you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Responsive Reading:

Zechariah 8:7, 8, 16, 17 (to ;)
Isaiah 49:8 (to :), 9–11; 65:16 (to 1st ;)

7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.
16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour;
8 Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee:
9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth;

The Golden Text is from the New King James Version®.

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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Adagio (from Fantasy in C Major) by César Franck


Hymn 202

Rosa M. Turner, words
Horatio W. Parker, music

O dreamer, leave thy dreams for joyful waking,
O captive, rise and sing, for thou art free;
The Christ is here, all dreams of error breaking,
Unloosing bonds of all captivity.

He comes to bless thee on his wings of healing;
To banish pain, and wipe all tears away;
He comes anew, to humble hearts revealing
The mounting footsteps of the upward way.

He comes to give thee joy for desolation,
Beauty for ashes of the vanished years;
For every tear to bring full compensation,
To give thee confidence for all thy fears.

He comes to call the dumb to joyful singing;
The deaf to hear; the blinded eyes to see;
The glorious tidings of salvation bringing.
O captive, rise, thy Saviour comes to thee.

Music © 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

John 8:32 2nd the 

Postlude

Fugue (from Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582) by J.S. Bach

Copyright

The Golden Text is from the New King James Version®, copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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.  Music included in today's streaming church service is covered by a Christian Copyright  Solutions WORSHIPcast License. 

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