Online Sunday church service

Feb 28, 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, February 28, 2021  

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

Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now, BWV 655 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Meditation (from Medieval Suite) by Jean Langlais

Hymn 449

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Désirée Goyette, music

"Christmas Morn"

Blest Christmas morn, though murky clouds
Pursue thy way,
Thy light was born where storm enshrouds
Nor dawn nor day!

Dear Christ, forever here and near,
No cradle song,
No natal hour and mother's tear,
To thee belong.

Thou God-idea, Life-encrowned,
The Bethlehem babe -
Beloved, replete, by flesh embound -
Was but thy shade!

Thou gentle beam of living Love,
And deathless Life!
Truth infinite, - so far above
All mortal strife,

Or cruel creed, or earth-born taint:
Fill us today
With all thou art - be thou our saint,
Our stay, alway.

Music © 2014 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

Hebrews 5: 5 Christ, 6 Thou, 8-10
Philippians 2: 9-11,
Philippians 3:20
Hebrews 3:1


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

Hymn 543

Margaret Glenn Matters, alt., words
James R. Corbett

O Jesus, our dear Master,
Your works, now understood,
Reveal their full effulgence
Through love and brotherhood.
Today Christ's precious Science
Your healing power makes plain:
With joy may all obey you
And cast out sin and pain.

The Christ, eternal manhood,
As God's own Son beloved,
A tender ever-presence
Within each heart is proved.
O God, our Father-Mother,
Your name we see expressed
By man, who in Your Science
Is perfect, holy, blessed.

O Science, God-sent message
To tired humanity,
You are Love's revelation
Of Truth that makes us free.
Your kingdom, God, within us
Shows forth Love's sweet control.
God's idea, man, rejoices;
We know the reign of Soul.

Poem Notes: Luke 17:21 / John 8:32.
Words © 1932, renewed 1960 The Christian Science Board of Directors. Music © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors.



Josh Henn, Soloist of The Mother Church

I Come to Him
Sally DeFord, words and music

They came to Jesus in Galilee
Seeking the master to learn at his feet
How kind his teachings, how gentle his voice
And in his word every heart may rejoice
For blessed, he said, are the humble and meek
All they who mourn who come unto me
For they shall find comfort and peace

I come to him like the multitude
Fed by his wisdom, my spirit renewed
Trusting his word, led by his light
Knowing his law will lead me to life
I come as they came
With faith in his name
I come to him

They sought the healer, they brought their lame,
Blind and infirm, their afflicted and maimed
They cried to Jesus in sorrow and loss
“Thou Son of David, have mercy on us!”
They reached out to him in their suffering and grief
Trusting his power, they sought him in faith
And thus were they healed by his grace

I come to him like the blind and lame
Seeking his mercy to quiet my pain
For as he blessed his children of old
I trust in his power to succor my soul
I come as they came
With faith in his name
I come to him

Words and music © 1999 Sally DeFord.

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.

Responsive Reading:

John 8:1, 2, 12–14 I am (to 2nd ;), 18, 26, 28 When, 29, 31 If

1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
12 . . . I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true; for I know whence I came, and whither I go;
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
28 . . . When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
31 . . . If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

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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Liturgical Improvisation II by George Oldroyd

Hymn 353

Arthur C. Coxe, adapted, words
Thomas Campion, music

Thy works, how beauteous, how divine,
That in true meekness used to shine,
That lit thy lonely pathway, trod
In wondrous love, O Son of God.

O, who like thee so calm, so bright,
So pure, so made to live in light?
O, who like thee did ever go
So patient through a world of woe?

O, who like thee so humbly bore
Scorn and the scoffs of men, before?
So meek, forgiving, Godlike, high,
So glorious in humility.

O, in thy light be mine to go,
Let it illume my way of woe
And give me ever on the road
To trace thy footsteps, Son of God.

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


Philippians 4:23


Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux by  François Couperin


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  Music included in today's streaming church service is covered by a Christian Copyright  Solutions WORSHIPcast License. 

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