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Oct 25, 2020

Online Sunday church service

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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 25, 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

Communion Op. 8 by Louis Vierne
Prelude on "Union Seminary" by Charles Callahan

Hymn 504

Leide Lessa; Eng. tr. CSPS
Jaci Maraschin, music

I want to know the truth that Jesus taught us,
To taste the liberty his promise brought us.
In Life we see that fear and death are not found.
We know as Mind is knowing: We are God-crowned!

The master Christian gave us his pure teaching
And guided us in healing and in preaching.
Love's gospel casts out sin, and brings us healing,
Whereby we all are blessed by Truth's revealing.

Forever, we have Truth, as Jesus stated,
The Soul that gives the joy we've all awaited,
And Principle to guide our pathway upward,
The light and harmony that moves us forward.

Portuguese Words and English translation © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors.
Music © 1987 Jaci Maraschin.

Scriptural Selection

Luke 19:1 Jesus;
Luke 22:2 the (to ;)
Luke 23:33 (to 3rd ,), 46
Luke 24:1, 3, 4, 5 2nd they, 6 (to :), 33, 34 (to 2nd ,), 36, 40, 50, 51
I Cor. 15: 54 Death, 57 thanks


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

Hymn 576

(Stephen Loher, Assistant Organist)

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Swaziland melody; arr. CSPS, 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 arrangement © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors.



Josh Henn, Soloist of The Mother Church

For God so loved the world
Words from the Bible, adapted by Katherine K. Davis
George Frideric Handel, music

Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven,
and prayed for his disciples,
and prayed for his disciples,
That they might know Thee,
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.
This is life eternal, life eternal.

God so loved the world,
God so loved the world,
That He gave his only begotten Son,
gave His only begotten Son,
That who so believeth,
believeth in him should not,
should not perish,
But have everlasting life,
everlasting life.

Music © 1948 Carl Fischer, Inc. 

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Micah 4:5 we
. . . we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.

Responsive Reading:

Isaiah 42:5, 6; 30:15 (to :), 18, 21; Romans 6:17 God, 22 now, 23

5. Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

6. I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

15. For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:

18. And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

21. And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

17. . . . God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

22. . . . now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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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Larghetto (from Sonata HWV 580)  by G.F. Handel (arr. Pierre Gouin)

Hymn 367

Bernard Barton, words
Richard Redhead, music

Walk in the light, so thou shalt know
That fellowship of love
His spirit only can bestow
Who reigns in light above.

Walk in the light, and thou shalt find
Thy heart made truly His,
Who dwells in cloudless light enshrined,
In whom no darkness is.

Walk in the light, and thou shalt own
Thy darkness past away,
Because that light on thee hath shone
In which is perfect day.

Walk in the light, and thou shalt see
Thy path, though thorny, bright;
For God by grace shall dwell with thee,
And God Himself is Light.

Words © 1932 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 


Psalm 119:1


Carillon de Westminster by Louis Vierne


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