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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, August 9, 2020  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader

Subject: SPIRIT


Bryan Ashley, Organist

Petite Pièce, by Joseph Jongen
Prière (from Suite Gothique Op. 25), by Léon Boëllmann

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.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

Rom. 8: 1 - 4, 12, 13 if ye through - 15
James 1:25 whoso


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

Hymn 568

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Dimasa Piatu, music

"Communion Hymn"

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.

Music © 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors.



Josh Henn, Soloist of The Mother Church

Where the Spirit Of The Lord Is
Carolyn Kardinal, words and music

In the stillness of the morning before the break of day,
I come to God on bended knee to silently watch and pray.
Lord, let Thy Spirit lead me and teach me of Thy ways.
Let me walk worthy of Thee. Let this be a holy day.

In the light that shines around me, no shadows can appear.
If I humbly walk in the Spirit, no danger shall I fear.
Sin and death have no power. Spirit fills me with God’s might.
God guides me and guards me. I am safe in Spirit’s light.

Chorus: O fill me with Thy Spirit. Open my eyes that I may see.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

I commune with the Father, and await His soft reply.
The still, small voice of Spirit is here and ever nigh.
My thought hears His whisper, directing from above.
In the inspiration of Spirit, I feel God’s ever present Love.

In Him is no condemnation. Forgiveness is the key
That unlocks all His blessings. His Truth sets men free!
His Spirit is steadfast and watches over me.
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”


Words and music © 2010 Carolyn Kardinal

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

II Corinthians 3:17 wherever
. . . wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
The Golden Text is from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

Responsive Reading:

Romans 8:16, 17 (to 2nd ;), 18 I reckon, 19, 28, 31
Galatians 5:1, 5 we, 13 (to ;), 22 the, 23, 25

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;
18 . . . I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
5 . . . we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty;
22 . . . the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

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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Berceuse sur deux notes qui cornent, by Jehan Alain

Hymn 119

John Christian Jacobi, Tr., adapted, words
Sicilian Melody, music

Holy Spirit, source of gladness,
Come with all Thy radiance bright;
Lift all burdens and all sadness;
O'er Thy children shed Thy light.

Let the Love that knows no measure,
Now in quickening showers descend;
Bring to us the richest treasure
Man can wish or God can send.

Send us Thine illumination;
Banish all our fears at length;
Rest upon this congregation,
Spirit of unfailing strength.

Words © 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


Matt. 5:3


Litanies, by J. Alain


The Golden Text is from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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