Online Sunday church service

Apr 11, 2021

Online Sunday church service

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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, April 11, 2021  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader

Subject: ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

Prelude

Bryan Ashley, Organist

Chorale: "Our Father in Heaven," Andante-Finale by Felix Mendelssohn
Elegy (1924) by G.T. Thalben-Ball

Hymn 134

Samuel Longfellow, words
Edward J. Hopkins, music

I look to Thee in every need,
And never look in vain;
I feel Thy touch, eternal Love,
And all is well again:
The thought of Thee is mightier far
Than sin and pain and sorrow are.

Thy calmness bends serene above,
My restlessness to still;
Around me flows Thy quickening life
To nerve my faltering will:
Thy presence fills my solitude;
Thy providence turns all to good.

Embosomed deep in Thy dear love,
Held in Thy law, I stand:
Thy hand in all things I behold,
And all things in Thy hand.
Thou leadest me by unsought ways,
Thou turn'st my mourning into praise.

Scriptural Selection

Habakkuk 1:12 (to?), 13 (to:)
Psalm 107: 8, 20
Psalm 33:4, 5 the
Psalm 27:13
Psalm 72:18

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 5

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

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.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Notices

Solo

Robin Reinert, Guest Soloist of The Mother Church

Satisfied
Mary Baker Eddy, words
Jennie Gottschalk, music

It matters not what be thy lot,
So Love doth guide;
For storm or shine, pure peace is thine,
Whate'er betide.

And of these stones, or tyrants' thrones,
God able is
To raise up seed-in thought and deed-
To faithful His.

Aye, darkling sense, arise, go hence!
Our God is good.
False fears are foes-truth tatters those,
When understood.

Love looseth thee, and lifteth me,
Ayont hate's thrall:
There Life is light, and wisdom might,
And God is All.

The centuries break, the earth-bound wake,
God's glorified!
Who doth His will-His likeness still-
Is satisfied.

Music © Jennie Gottschalk.

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

I Thessalonians 5:21
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 145:1, 2, 5, 6 and I, 9–13, 21; 103:1, 3
Isaiah 25:8 (to 2nd ;), 9
1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
6 . . . and I will declare thy greatness.
9 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces;
9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

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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Andante religioso (from Sonata IV) by Felix Mendelssohn


Hymn 374

John Randall Dunn, words
Henry S. Cutler, music

We thank Thee and we bless Thee,
O Father of us all,
That e'en before we ask Thee
Thou hear'st Thy children's call.
We praise Thee for Thy goodness
And tender, constant care,
We thank Thee, Father-Mother,
That Thou hast heard our prayer.

We thank Thee and we bless Thee,
O Lord of all above,
That now Thy children know Thee
As everlasting Love.
And Love is not the author
Of discord, pain and fear;
O Love divine, we thank Thee
That good alone is here.

We thank Thee, Father-Mother,
For blessings, light and grace
Which bid mankind to waken
And see Thee face to face.
We thank Thee, when in anguish
We turn from sense to Soul,
That we may hear Thee calling:
Rejoice, for thou art whole.

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

Benediction

Zeph. 3:15

Postlude

Fantasia on Come Holy Spirit, BWV 651 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Copyright

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