Online Sunday church service

Aug 1, 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, August 1, 2021  

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

Moji George, First Reader
T. Michael Fish, Guest Second Reader

Subject: LOVE

Prelude:

Bryan Ashley, Organist of The Mother Church

Have Mercy Upon Me, O Lord God, BWV 721 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantabile by César Franck

Hymn 454

Mary Baker Eddy, words
James R. Corbett, music

"Love"

Brood o'er us with Thy shelt'ring wing,
'Neath which our spirits blend
Like brother birds, that soar and sing,
And on the same branch bend.
The arrow that doth wound the dove
Darts not from those who watch and love.

If thou the bending reed wouldst break
By thought or word unkind,
Pray that his spirit you partake,
Who loved and healed mankind:
Seek holy thoughts and heavenly strain,
That make men one in love remain.

Learn, too, that wisdom's rod is given
For faith to kiss, and know;
That greetings glorious from high heaven,
Whence joys supernal flow,
Come from that Love, divinely near,
Which chastens pride and earth-born fear,

Through God, who gave that word of might
Which swelled creation's lay:
"Let there be light, and there was light."
What chased the clouds away?
'Twas Love whose finger traced aloud
A bow of promise on the cloud.

Thou to whose power our hope we give,
Free us from human strife.
Fed by Thy love divine we live,
For Love alone is Life;
And life most sweet, as heart to heart
Speaks kindly when we meet and part.

Music © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

I Peter 1:22; 3:8 be; 4:8 above (to :), 9, 10
Galatians 6:1 (to ;), 2, 6, 9, 10
Galatians 5:13 by, 14

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 126

Joseph Swain, adapted, words
Spanish Melody

How sweet, how heavenly is the sight,
When those who love the Lord
In one another's peace delight,
And so fulfill His word;

When, free from envy, scorn, and pride,
Our wishes all above,
Each can his brother's failings hide,
And show a brother's love.

Let love, in one delightful stream,
Through every bosom flow;
And union sweet, and dear esteem
In every action glow.

Love is the golden chain that binds
The hearts that faithful prove;
And he's an heir of heaven who finds
His bosom glow with love.

Notices

Solo

Robin Reinert, Guest Soloist of The Mother Church

A Holy Air is Breathing Round
Abiel Abbot Livermore (revised), words
César Franck, music; adapt. by Robin Reinert

A holy air is breathing round,
A fragrance from above:
Be every thought from sense unbound,
Be every action love.

O God, unite us heart to heart,
In sympathy divine,
That we be never drawn apart,
To love not Thee nor Thine;

But by the life of Jesus taught,
And all His gracious word,
Be nearer to each other brought,
And nearer Thee, O Lord.

A holy air is breathing round,
A fragrance from above:
Be every thought from sense unbound,
Be every action love.

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:  Psalms 48:9 

We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. 

Responsive Reading:
Matthew 22:37–40 Thou; 5:14–16, 43–45 (to :)
II Corinthians 13:11 Be, 12, 14 (to 1st .)

37 . . . Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
11 . . . Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all.

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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Adagio (from Fantasy in C Major) by C. Franck


Hymn 182

Richard C. Trench, words
Henry Purcell, music

Make channels for the streams of Love,
Where they may broadly run;
And Love has overflowing streams,
To fill them every one.

But if at any time we cease
Such channels to provide,
The very founts of love for us
Will then seem parched and dried.

For we must share, if we would keep
That blessing from above;
They cease to have who cease to give:
Such is the law of Love.

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

I Thessalonians 3:12 the (to 2nd ,)

Postlude

Con moto maestoso (from Sonata III) by Felix Mendelssohn

Copyright

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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