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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, October 2, 2022 

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

Mimi Oka, First Reader
Don Wallingford, Second Reader

Subject: UNREALITY

Prelude:

Bryan Ashley, Organist of The Mother Church

Psalm Prelude Set 1, Op. 32: No. 1 (Psalm 34:6) by Herbert Howells
Finale: Andante (from Sonata VI) by Felix Mendelssohn

Hymn 5

Irving C. Tomlinson, words
English Traditional Melody Arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, music

A voice from heaven we have heard,
The call to rise from earth;
Put armor on, the sword now gird,
And for the fight go forth.
The foe in ambush claims our prize,
Then heed high heaven's call.
Obey the voice of Truth, arise,
And let not fear enthrall.

The cause requires unswerving might:
With God alone agree.
Then have no other aim than right;
End bondage, O be free.
Depart from sin, awake to love:
Your mission is to heal.
Then all of Truth you must approve,
And only know the real.

Scriptural Selection

I John 5:1, 4, 5, 6 3rd And, 9–11, 13–15, 18 he, 20

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 299

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Walter E. Young, 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

Josh Henn, Soloist of The Mother Church

Truth
Words from the Bible
Music by Don Humphreys

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,
and the truth shall make you free.

For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting;
His truth endureth to all generations.
The Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting, and His
truth endureth through all generations.

Stand fast, therefore, having your loins gird about with the truth,
and having on the breastplate of righteousness,
the breastplate of righteousness.
Stand fast, therefore, having your loins gird about with
the truth, stand fast, stand fast.

For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting;
His truth endureth to all generations.
His mercy is everlasting;
His truth endureth to all generations.

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,
And the truth shall make you free.

Copyright © 1956 by R.D. Row Music Company New York, NY International Copyright Secured.
All rights reserved.

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:  Job 34:4

Let us judge for ourselves what is right; let us decide together what is good.
The Golden Text is from the Christian Standard Bible®.
Responsive Reading:  James 3:11–13 (to ?); Psalms 37:3–6, 18, 23, 27, 28 (to :), 29, 31 (to ;)

11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you?
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever:
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
31 The law of his God is in his heart;

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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Sinfonia to Cantata No.106 (arr. E. Power Biggs) by Johann Sebastian Bach


Hymn 72

Charles Wesley and John Taylor, adapted, words
Samuel Webbe, music

Glory be to God on high,
God whose glory fills the sky;
Peace on earth to man is given,
Man, the well-beloved of heaven.
Gracious Father, in Thy love,
Send Thy blessings from above;
Let Thy light, Thy truth, Thy peace
Bid all strife and tumult cease.

Mark the wonders of His hand:
Power no empire can withstand;
Wisdom, angels' glorious theme;
Goodness one eternal stream.
All ye people, raise the song,
Endless thanks to God belong;
Hearts o'erflowing with His praise,
Join the hymns your voices raise.

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 3:3 ye (to ;), 17 and

Postlude

Fugue in G minor, BWV 542/2 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Copyright

The Golden Text is from the Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.
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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