Online Sunday church service

Jan 10, 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, January 10, 2021  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader

Subject: SACRAMENT

Prelude

Bryan Ashley, Organist

Slow Air for Organ No. 1 (arr. Robin Wells) by Herbert Howells
Hymn Tune Prelude on "Rhosymedre" by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Hymn 259

William H. Drummond, words
Philip Armes, music

One cup of healing oil and wine,
One offering laid on mercy's shrine,
Is thrice more grateful, Lord, to Thee,
Than lifted eye or bended knee.

In true and inward faith we trace
The source of every outward grace;
Within the pious heart it plays,
A living fount of joy and praise.

Kind deeds of peace and love betray
Where'er the stream has found its way;
But where these spring not rich and fair,
The stream has never wandered there.

Scriptural Selection

Eph. 4: 7 unto
Rom. 12: 1, 4-9 (to 1st .), 10 (to ;), 13, 18
Rom. 16:24 (to 1st .)

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 151

Ellen J. Glover, words
Music arr. from Chrétien Urhan

In speechless prayer and reverence,
Dear Lord, I come to Thee;
My heart with love Thou fillest,
Yea, with humility.
My bread and wine Thou art,
With Thee I hold communion;
Thy presence healeth me.

To do Thy will is greater
Than sacrifice can be;
O give me needed courage
Sweet with sincerity.
From earthly thought released,
In speechless prayer and reverence,
Dear Lord, I come to Thee.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Notices

Solo

Josh Henn, Soloist of The Mother Church

Communion Hymn
Mary Baker Eddy, words
Carolyn Kardinal, 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.

Music © 2004 Carolyn Kardinal.

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Romans 1:7 Grace, 11
. . . Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. . . . For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

Responsive Reading:

Romans 1:9, 10, 12
II Corinthians 8:1–3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15

9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you always in my prayers,
10 asking that somehow by God’s will I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.
1 We want you to know, brethren, about the grace of God which has been shown in the churches of Macedo’nia,
2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of liberality on their part.
3 For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own free will,
5 and this, not as we expected, but first they gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.
7 Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in utterance, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in your love for us—see that you excel in this gracious work also.
9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.
12 For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he has not.
15 As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack.”

The Responsive Reading is from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

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

During the offertory you're invited to participate in the collection via PayPal using a PayPal account or a credit card if you do not have a PayPal account.

I Call to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach


Hymn 446

Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, words
Japanese melody, arr. CSPS, music

Be Thou, O God, exalted high;
And as Thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth displayed,
Till Thou art here and now obeyed.

Music arrangement © 2016 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 Cor. 13:14

Postlude

Procession (from Byzantine Sketches) by Henri Mulet

Copyright

The Responsive Reading is from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. 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.  Music included in today's streaming church service is covered by a Christian Copyright  Solutions WORSHIPcast License. 

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