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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 13, 2021
Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader
Subject: GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN
Bryan Ashley, Organist
Communion Op. 8 by Louis Vierne
Prelude on "Union Seminary" by Charles Callahan
“Feed My Sheep,”
Mary Baker Eddy, words
E. Norman Greenwood, music
Shepherd, show me how to go
O'er the hillside steep,
How to gather, how to sow,-
How to feed Thy sheep;
I will listen for Thy voice,
Lest my footsteps stray;
I will follow and rejoice
All the rugged way.
Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,
Wound the callous breast,
Make self-righteousness be still,
Break earth's stupid rest.
Strangers on a barren shore,
Lab'ring long and lone,
We would enter by the door,
And Thou know'st Thine own;
So, when day grows dark and cold,
Tear or triumph harms,
Lead Thy lambkins to the fold,
Take them in Thine arms;
Feed the hungry, heal the heart,
Till the morning's beam;
White as wool, ere they depart,
Shepherd, wash them clean.
Music © The Christian Science Board of Directors.
Romans 8:24 we (to 1st :), 28, 31, 35–39
Psalms 37:39 the, 40 (to :)
Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy
(Read in context)
Helen C. Benson, alt., words
S. Allen, music
I place them in Your hands, dear God,
I trust them to Your care,
The One who marks the sparrow's fall
And numbers every hair.
You cherish and You guard them all
From snares of every kind.
No false responsibility
Disturbs my peace of mind.
Your love, far greater than my own,
Provides for them all good.
This have I learned-to humbly trust
Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.
Christa Seid Graham, Guest Soloist for The Mother Church
Rosa M. Turner, words
John F. Wilson, music
O lean on God, whose care is all-sustaining;
O rest in Him whose arms enfold thee round.
Abide in peace, all heavenly comfort gaining
From Love divine, wherein all joy is found.
O lean on Love, if hatred rise around thee,
When all thy way seems desolate and dim;
No foe can harm, no enemy confound thee.
No arrow wounds the heart that leans on Him.
Leaning on Him, whose wisdom cannot fail thee,
Thy heart shall find, as birds their quiet nest,
Sweet place of safety where no fears assail thee;
Love’s secret place of peace where all may rest.
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
Deuteronomy 33:12 The
. . . The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
Psalms 18:6, 19, 22, 25, 35; 119:117, 151, 174; 4:3 the Lord will, 8
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth.
174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight.
3 . . . the Lord will hear when I call unto him.
8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.
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.
Offertory and collection
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Elevation in E-flat (from Heures Mystiques, Op. 29) by Léon Boëllmann
Melody from Togo and Ghana; arr. More Voices, 2007,
Arr. The United Church of Canada, music
Scientific Statement of Being
Out of the Depths I Cry to Thee, O Lord, BWV 686 by Johann Sebastian Bach
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