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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, November 22, 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

Gloria–Plein Jeu, Récit de Chromhorne, by François Couperin
Dialogue sur la Voix humaine, Elevation–Tierce en Taille

Hymn 207

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Frederick C. Atkinson, music, arr. by A.F. Conant

"Mother's Evening Prayer"

O gentle presence, peace and joy and power;
O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour,
Thou Love that guards the nestling's faltering flight!
Keep Thou my child on upward wing tonight.

Love is our refuge; only with mine eye
Can I behold the snare, the pit, the fall:
His habitation high is here, and nigh,
His arm encircles me, and mine, and all.

O make me glad for every scalding tear,
For hope deferred, ingratitude, disdain!
Wait, and love more for every hate, and fear
No ill,-since God is good, and loss is gain.

Beneath the shadow of His mighty wing;
In that sweet secret of the narrow way,
Seeking and finding, with the angels sing:
"Lo, I am with you alway,"-watch and pray.

No snare, no fowler, pestilence or pain;
No night drops down upon the troubled breast,
When heaven's aftersmile earth's tear-drops gain,
And mother finds her home and heav'nly rest.

Scriptural Selection

John 2:13-16
John 4:24
I Cor. 3: 16, 17 for the temple
I Cor. 6:19 know, 20
I Cor. 3:9 1st ye


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

Hymn 478

Violet Hay, Alt., words
Andrew Sentinella, music

From these Your children gathered in Your name,
From hearts made whole, from lips redeemed from woe,
Your praise, Almighty, shall forever flow.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

O perfect Life, in Your completeness held,
None can beyond Your omnipresence stray;
Safe in Your Love, we live and sing alway
Alleluia! Alleluia!

O perfect Mind, reveal Your likeness true,
That higher selfhood which we all must prove,
Joy and dominion, love reflecting Love.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

O Soul, inspiring-give us vision clear,
Break earth-bound fetters, sweep away the veil,
Show the new heaven and earth that shall prevail.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Words © 1931, renewed 1959 The Christian Science Board of Directors. Music © 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors.



Josh Henn, Soloist of The Mother Church

Carolyn Kardinal, music and words

And after six days he took Peter, James, and John
Up into a high mountain apart
And was transfigured before them,
And his face did shine like the sun
And his raiment was white as the light.

As they knelt and prayed on holy ground,
A cloud descended like a misty shroud,
And a voice spoke from deep within,
“This is my beloved son. Hear ye him.”
They heard, and they bore witness to the light
That saves all mankind and leads out of night.
For it’s Christ’s mighty power that takes the dark away
Revealing the light of unending day.

He was transfigured. They caught a glimpse of immortality,
He proved that matter is just a mockery.
He was transfigured giving hope to all mankind.
That man might know the reign of eternal Mind.

They learned that man’s perfect being is in Mind’s control
And man in Life’s springtime expresses Soul.
So we each must go to the mountain to pray,
To be one in Spirit, let Christ lead the way.

He was transfigured. They caught a glimpse of immortality,
He proved that matter is just a mockery.
He was transfigured giving hope to all mankind.
That man might know the reign of eternal Mind.

Words and music © 2015 C. Kardinal

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Psalms 90:1

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

Responsive Reading:

Isaiah 42:1 (to 2nd ;); 55:3 (to ;), 8–12; 60:1, 19

1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth;
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live;
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

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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Blessed Jesu, At Thy Word,  BWV 633 Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn 228

William P. McKenzie, words
Old German Melody, arranged by Samuel Dyer

O Love divine, that dwells serene,
Whose light of life has no eclipse,
We feel Thy comfort, though unseen,
And lay our hand upon our lips.

No words our hidden joy can tell,
A welling fount, it fills the heart;
Not in the flesh, in Thee we dwell,
In Thee our life, for Life Thou art.

With love we meet the low despite
Of such as hate our Master's way.
With patience he maintained the right;
So may we triumph day by day.

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 


I Thes. 5:23 the


Magnificat Primi Toni, BuxWV 203 by Dietrich Buxtehude


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

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