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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, March 29, 2020
Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader
Bryan Ashley, Organist
Offrande, by Flor Peeters
Rose Window (from Byzantine Sketches), by Henri Mulet
Elizabeth Glass Barlow, Alt.
"Lord, ... open his eyes, that he may see,"
The mighty prophet prayed.
Send not armies great and strong,
Neither strength to battle wrong,
But lift his vision to behold
Your truth already here,
The legions of omnipotence,
The hosts of Your deliverance.
Awake, O man, and know
Love's all-embracing sphere.
Lord, open my eyes that I may see
Your presence everywhere,
My dwelling circled by Your might,
My mountaintop aflame with light,
The shining sentinels of Your love
Triumphant in this hour.
For You with me are greater far
Than all the seeming evils are.
Be still, O heart, and trust
God's omnipresent power.
Poem Notes: II Kings 6:17. The words of this hymn are from a poem entitled, “Vision,” printed in the December 17, 1960 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.
Words © 1960, renewed 1988 The Christian Science Board of Directors. Music © 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors.
II Kings 6: 8 [from 'the'] - 12, 14 - 17
Matt. 13: 16 [from 'blessed' to:]
Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy
(Read in context)
Catherine Winkworth, Tr.* from the German
Well for him who, all things losing,
E'en himself doth count as naught,
Still the one thing needful choosing
That with all true bliss is fraught.
Well for him who nothing knoweth
But his God, whose boundless love
Makes the heart wherein it gloweth
Calm and pure and faithful prove.
Well for him who, all forsaking,
Walketh not in shadows vain,
But the path of peace is taking
Through the vale of tears and pain.
O that we our hearts might sever
From earth's tempting vanities,
Fixing them on Him forever
In whom all our fullness lies.
*As noted in the 1932 hymnal, slight changes to the words were made.
Soloist: Teddy Crecelius
Mary Baker Eddy, words
Composer unknown, arranged by T. Crecelius
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.
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
Taste and see how good the LORD is!
The one who takes refuge in him is truly happy!
The Golden Text is from the Common English Bible.
Psalms 111:2–4, 5 he will, 7–9, 10 a; 145:1, 4, 7, 9, 17, 18
2 The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
5 . . . he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
10 . . . a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
9 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.
Offertory and collection
Chromhorne sur la Taille, by François Couperin
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O God, our Father-Mother, Love,
Purge Thou our hearts from sin,
That in Thy radiancy divine
We may with eyes undimmed define
Thy will, reality.
O God, our Father-Mother, Truth,
Send forth Thy light sublime,
That in its pure and cleansing rays
We may, with thought attuned to praise,
O God, our Father-Mother, Life,
Reveal in us Thy might,
That henceforth we may live to Thee,
In all our ways reflecting Thee,
And know reality.
Scientific Statement of Being
Is. 52: 10 [from 'all the ends’]
Carillon de Westminster, by Louis Vierne
The Golden Text is from the Common English Bible, copyright © 2011 by the Common English Bible. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
The Correlative Scripture is from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
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