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Listen live on Sundays at 10 am Eastern time or hear a replay until midnight Saturday night (ET). 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, August 7, 2022 

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

Dilshad Khambatta Eames, Guest First Reader
Don Wallingford, Second Reader

Subject: SPIRIT

Prelude:

Bryan Ashley, Organist of The Mother Church

Prelude, Fugue and Variation by César Franck

Hymn 188

Elizabeth C. Adams, words
Edward Miller, music

No eye hath seen, nor tongue declared,
Nor hath it entered heart of man,
To know what God hath here prepared
For them that love and trust His plan.

But He whose Spirit searcheth deep
Hath sent His Word to all mankind,
The Word that bids them find and keep
The priceless treasures of His Mind.

O come and find, the Spirit saith,
The Truth that maketh all men free.
The world is sad with dreams of death.
Lo, I am Life, come unto Me.

Scriptural Selection

I Corinthians 2:1 I, 2 (to For), 4, 5, 7 we, 9–16 as

Prayer

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, words
Lyman Brackett, music

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.

Notices

Solo

Evan Bryant, Guest Soloist of The Mother Church

If We Live In The Spirit
Words from the Bible
Music by Clement Barker

If we live in the Spirit,
If we live in the Spirit,
Let us also walk,
Also walk in the Spirit,
For God hath not given us,
Hath not given us the spirit of fear,
But of power, and of love, and of a sound mind,
And of a sound mind.

Be ye therefore followers of God as dear children;
For ye are all the children,
Children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty
Wherewith Christ hath made us free.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty
Wherewith Christ hath made us free,
And be not entangled,
Entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.

If we live in the Spirit,
If we live in the Spirit,
Let us also walk,
Also walk in the Spirit,
For God hath not given us,
Hath not given us the spirit of fear,
But of power, and of love, and of a sound mind,
And of a sound mind.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.

Music © 1935 Carl Fischer Inc., New York. International Copyright Secured.

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:  John 6:63 (to 1st .)

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.
The Golden Text is from the New King James Version®.
Responsive Reading:  Romans 8:1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 14–17 (to 2nd ;)

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;

The Bible Lesson-Sermon, 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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Andantino in E-flat (from Pièces posthumes) by C. Franck


Hymn 474

Elizabeth C. Adams, alt., words
Joy Tessman and Scott Martin; transc. Robert Wyckoff, alt., music

Father, we Your loving children
Lift our hearts in joy today,
Knowing well that You will keep us
Ever in Your blessed way.
You are Love and You are wisdom,
You are Life and You are All;
In Your Spirit living, moving,
We shall neither faint nor fall.

Come we daily then, dear Father,
Open hearts and willing hands,
Eager ears, expectant, joyful,
Ready for Your right commands.
We would hear no other voices,
We would heed no other call;
You alone are good and gracious,
You our Mind and You our All.

In Your house securely dwelling,
Where Your children live to bless,
Seeing only Your creation,
We can share Your happiness,
Share Your joy and spend it freely.
Loyal hearts can feel no fear;
We Your children know You, Father,
Love and Life forever near.

Father, we Your loving children
Lift our hearts in joy today,
Knowing well that You will keep us
Ever in Your blessed way.

Words © 1932, renewed 1960 The Christian Science Board of Directors. Words alteration © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors. Music © 1987 The Christian Science Board of Directors. Music transcription © 2008 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

Benediction

II Corinthians 3:18

Postlude

Fantasia on ‘Come Holy Spirit,’ BWV 651 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Copyright

The Golden Text is from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. 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 permissions@csps.com. For branches of The Mother Church streaming their services, please see the guidelines. Music included in today's streaming church service is covered by a Christian Copyright Solutions WORSHIPcast License.

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