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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, February 16, 2020  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader

Subject: SOUL


Bryan Ashley, Organist

Deck Thyself, Beloved Soul, BWV 654, by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn 180

Based on the Danish of Jens N. L. Schjørring

Love the Lord thy God:
Love is staff and rod
For heart and soul and mind.
In this command forever strong,
To silence thoughts of wrong
All laws fulfillment find.

Here we rest content:
Good from God is sent
Where seeds of Love are sown.
Who as himself his neighbor loves,
By constant purpose proves
His neighbor's good his own.

They whose every thought
Still from Love is sought,
In Soul, not flesh, abide.
Love's presence gives a joy untold:
Now may we all behold
The Spirit and the bride.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

Ruth 1: 1 [from 'a certain', 2 [to 3rd,], 4 [to:], 5 [ from 'and the'], 8 [to 1st:], 16 to 1st;], 16 [from 'thy people'], 22
Ruth 2: 2 [to 1st.], 3, 8, 11 [from 'it hath'], 12
Ruth 4: 13 [to:]
Mal. 1: 2 [to 1st.]


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

Hymn 298

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.



Nitya Thomas, Today's Soloist

In His Eyes
Words by Mindy Jostyn & Jacob Brackman
Music by Mindy Jostyn

In His eyes, you’re a fire that never goes out
A light on the top of a hill
In His eyes you’re a poet, a painter, a prophet
With a mission of love to fulfill
Outside there’s a world so enchantingly strange
A maze of illusion and lies
But there’s never a story that ever could change
The glory of you in His eyes

In His eyes you’re a radiant vision of beauty
A gemstone cut one of a kind
You’re fine as a diamond, deep as a ruby
Rare as a jade in His mind
No need to believe all you may have been told
No need to live in disguise
You’re brighter than silver, purer than gold
A pearl beyond price in His eyes

You’re an innocent child in the sight of His face
No cause for blame or fear or disgrace
He sees only goodness, His vision is true
And nothing can change the perfection of you
In His eyes

In His eyes, you’re a fire that never goes out
A light on the top of a hill
You’re a rose in the forest, a prelude from Bach
A triumph of heavenly skill
Outside there’s a world that keeps breaking your heart
And tearing your dreams down to size
But guiding you homeward, piercing the dark
Is the love-light that shines in His eyes

Now and forever, that light never dies
You’re dearly beloved in His eyes

Words & Music © 1998 Say No More Publishing (BMI) & Maya Productions Ltd.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Hosea 2:19 (to 1 st ;)

I will betroth you to Me forever;
The Golden Text is from the New King James Version®.

Responsive Reading:

Isaiah 61:1 (to 1 st ;), 10, 11; 62:1–3, 11 (to ;), 12 (to :)

1 The spirit of the Lord God is upon me;
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
1 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
11 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh;
12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of 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

My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord, BWV 648, by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn 485

Fenella Bennetts

God of creation and Lord of my soul,
Be to me ever my One and my All.
Your presence surrounds me by day and by night;
While waking or sleeping, I live in Your light.

You are my wisdom, and You are my wealth,
You are my substance, my joy, and my health,
My Father and Mother, my haven of peace,
My comfort, my healer, my place of release.

You and You only are first in my heart;
Ours is a union that never will part.
And held in Your love, without doubt, without fear,
I know now within me that heaven is here.

#485 Tune Notes:
This melody comes from an Irish Folk song, first published in 1909. The arrangement given here contrasts with the more traditional 4-part setting of the same melody in “Be Thou My Vision.” (hymn 442).

Words and music arrangement © 2016 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


Is. 62:5 [from 'as the bridegroom']


“…and call her blessed…” (from Windows of Comfort), by Dan Locklair


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

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