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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 13, 2019

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

Diane Marrapodi, Guest First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader



Bryan Ashley, Organist

Consolation, by Franz Liszt
Andante Religioso, by Franz Liszt

Hymn 299

Mary Baker Eddy
“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 © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

Habakkuk 1:12 (to?), 13 (to:)
Romans 8:1, 2, 4 (to 1st ,), 14, 16-17 (to 2nd ;), 18 the, 35, 37-39


Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy
(Read in context)

Hymn 99

Ninety-First Psalm I
Adapted from Tate and Brady

He that hath God his guardian made,
Shall underneath th' Almighty's shade
Fearless and undisturbed abide;
Thus to myself of Him I'll say,
He is my fortress, shield and stay,
My God; in Him I will confide.

His tender love and watchful care
Shall free thee from the fowler's snare,
From every harm and pestilence.
He over thee His wings shall spread
To cover thy unguarded head.
His truth shall be thy strong defense.

He gives His angels charge o'er thee,
No evil therefore shalt thou see;
Thy refuge shall be God most high;
Dwelling within His secret place,
Thou shalt behold His power and grace,
See His salvation ever nigh.

Words and Music © The Christian Science Board of Directors.



Bill Burden, Guest Soloist

He That Dwelleth In The Secret Place
Words from The Bible, Psalm 91
James G. MacDermid, music

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
nor the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Because thou hast made the Lord,
which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands,
lest thou dash thy foot against a stone, against a stone.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
He shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Galatians 6:7 (to :), 18 (to 1 st .)
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: . . . Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Responsive Reading:

Ephesians 5:1, 2, 6 (to :), 8–11, 13 all, 14, 17, 18 be filled, 19

1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words:
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
13 . . . all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 . . . be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

 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

Meditation, by Flor Peeters

Hymn 565

Peter B. Allen

Rise up and walk, take up your bed.
With these few words the sickness fled.
Stretch forth your hand. Receive your sight.
Jesus' commands reveal God's might.
You are God's purpose, His great design.
Beautiful, blameless, His child divine.
Holding your thought to the good and the true,
Spirit will form you anew.

Rise up and walk! God made you free,
Born of His liberty.
Carefree and strong, you are His song,
Perfect for all to see.
Mountains and seas, great rising trees,
Echo the joyous song:
Heaven is here, harmony's bliss
To everyone belongs.

Cleanse the lepers, heal the sick.
Cast out demons. Raise the dead.
Truth is revealed in every place,
Throughout all time, throughout all space.
Right in this moment, doing God's will
"These works shall you do, and greater still."
Standing triumphant upon holy ground,
Songs of the angels resound.


Poem Notes: Isaiah 44:23; 55:12 / Matthew 10:8; 12:13 / Mark 3:5 / Luke 5:23, 24; 18:42 / John 5:8; 14:12. The second verse of this hymn quotes the words - drawn from the American Standard translation of the Bible - encircling the Cross and Crown trademark that identifies the authorized writings of Mary Baker Eddy.

Words and Music © 2008 Peter B. Allen

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, from the New King James Version of The Holy Bible.


II Peter 1: 2-3


Toccata in G Major, by Théodore Dubois


The Correlative Scripture according to 1st John 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

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