Online Sunday church service

Jul 25, 2021

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, July 25, 2021  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader

Subject:   TRUTH


Bryan Ashley, Organist of The Mother Church

Cantilene (from Sonata No. 11 in D minor, Op. 148) by Josef Rheinberger
Lux æterna (from Requiem, Op. 9) by Maurice Duruflé

Hymn 338

Robert C. Waterston, words
English Traditional Melody, arr.

Theories, which thousands cherish,
Pass like clouds that sweep the sky;
Creeds and dogmas all may perish;
Truth Herself can never die.

Worldlings blindly may refuse Her,
Close their eyes and call it night;
Learned scoffers may abuse Her,
But they cannot quench Her light.

Thrones may totter, empires crumble,
All their glories cease to be;
While She, Christlike, crowns the humble,
And from bondage sets them free.

Scriptural Selection

Samuel 3:1 the (to ;), 4 the, 5 (to 2nd .), 7, 8 5th And, 9, 10, 19
Isaiah 39:5 Hear
Isaiah 42:6, 7
Isaiah 43:10 (to 2nd :), 12
Isaiah 43:9 (to 1st :), 9 4th let


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

Hymn 254

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Lyman Brackett, music

"Christ My Refuge"

O'er waiting harpstrings of the mind
There sweeps a strain,
Low, sad, and sweet, whose measures bind
The power of pain,

And wake a white-winged angel throng
Of thoughts, illumed
By faith, and breathed in raptured song,
With love perfumed.

Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show
Life's burdens light.
I kiss the cross, and wake to know
A world more bright.

And o'er earth's troubled, angry sea
I see Christ walk,
And come to me, and tenderly,
Divinely talk.

Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock,
Upon Life's shore,
'Gainst which the winds and waves can shock,
Oh, nevermore!

From tired joy and grief afar,
And nearer Thee,-
Father, where Thine own children are,
I love to be.

My prayer, some daily good to do
To Thine, for Thee;
An offering pure of Love, whereto
God leadeth me.



Josh Henn, Soloist of The Mother Church

Hear the Word

Words from The Bible
Karla Carey, music

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.

For He hath showed thee, O man, what is good.
And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly,
And to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.

Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise.
The fear of man bringeth a snare,
But whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

Keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
When thou goest, it shall lead thee.
When thou sleepest, it shall keep thee.
When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.
It shall lead thee. It shall keep thee.
Hear the word of the Lord.
O earth, hear the word of the Lord.

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:  Jeremiah 22:29

O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.

Responsive Reading:
John 1:1; 17:17 thy word
Proverbs 8:1, 4, 6, 7 (to ;), 8 (to ;), 14, 20, 23–25, 32–35

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
17 . . . thy word is truth.
1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
7 For my mouth shall speak truth;
8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness;
14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the 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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Andante in E flat major by Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck

Hymn 197

Laura C. Nourse, words
Lyman Brackett, music

Now sweeping down the years untold,
The day of Truth is breaking;
And sweet and fair the leaves unfold,
Of Love's immortal waking.

For flower and fruitage now are seen,
Where blight and mildew rested:
The Christ today to us has been
By word and deed attested.

His living presence we have felt,
The Word made flesh among us:
And hearts of stone before him melt,
His peace is brooding o'er us.

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


Luke 11:28 blessed


Plein Jeu & Caprice sur les grands jeux by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault


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