Online Sunday church service

Jun 20, 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, June 20, 2021  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader



Bryan Ashley, Organist

Prayer by H. M. Higgs
Elegy by G. T. Thalben-Ball

Hymn 329

Frederic W. Root, words
Joseph Barnby, music

The heavens declare the glory
Of Him who made all things;
Each day repeats the story,
Each night its tribute brings.
To earth’s remotest border
His mighty power is known;
In beauty, grandeur, order,
His handiwork is shown.

His law man’s pathway brightens,
His judgments all are pure,
His Word the thought enlightens,
And ever shall endure.
To heed His testimony,
And Wisdom’s way to hold,
Is sweeter far than honey,
And better far than gold.

In daily contemplation
Of Thee, I take delight;
O, let my meditation
Lay hold of Thee aright.
O, aid me in suppression
Of idle thought or word;
O, keep me from transgression,
Redeemer, strength, and Lord.

Scriptural Selection

Exodus 20:1 God, 3–5 (to :)
Isaiah 42:17
Isaiah 45:11, 12
Isaiah 40:26 (to :)
Isaiah 45:18
Isaiah 25:1 (to 3rd ;)


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

Hymn 450

"Christmas Morn"

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Fenella Bennetts, music

Blest Christmas morn, though murky clouds
Pursue thy way,
Thy light was born where storm enshrouds
Nor dawn nor day!

Dear Christ, forever here and near,
No cradle song,
No natal hour and mother’s tear,
To thee belong.

Thou God-idea, Life-encrowned,
The Bethlehem babe—
Beloved, replete, by flesh embound—
Was but thy shade!

Thou gentle beam of living Love,
And deathless Life!
Truth infinite,—so far above
All mortal strife,

Or cruel creed, or earth-born taint:
Fill us today
With all thou art—be thou our saint,
Our stay, alway.

Music © The Christian Science Board of Directors.



Josh Henn, Soloist for The Mother Church

Mind is the Grand Creator

Désirée Goyette and Ed Bogas, words and music
“Mind is the grand creator” no power apart from Mind
In every pure expression a vision of grace we find
The morning bird’s song, violet sunset, verdant hill
Reflect the “color, form, expression” of Love’s will

Wisdom’s illumination reveals beauty everywhere
The symbols of Soul’s creation lead us in constant prayer
To the holy, sweet, “unsearchable realm of Mind”
Where in time our true identity we find

Each day a new awakening to Love’s plan
We’ll know the “glories of earth and heaven and [of] man.”

©2001 Lightchild Publishing (BMI)

Explanatory Note

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Nehemiah 9:5 Stand
. . . Stand up and bless the Lord your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

Responsive Reading:

Nehemiah 9:6
Psalms 93:1, 2; 89:2 thy, 5 (to :), 9, 11, 15, 52 (to 1st .)

6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
1 The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
2 . . . thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord:
9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
52 Blessed be the Lord for evermore.

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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Récit de Chromhorne by François Couperin

Hymn 490

Para. Psalm 148, words
Eliot Glaser, music

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu.

O praise God in the heavens;
O praise God from the heights.
O praise God, all you angels;
O praise God, all you hosts.
Let them praise God’s holy name.
For God’s Word created all.

O praise God, sun and moon;
O praise God, stars of light.
O praise God, heavens of heavens;
O praise God, waters high.
Let them praise God’s holy name,
Whose glory is over all.


Words and Music © 2005 Eliot Glaser

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


Ps. 134:3 


Chorale variations on “Veni Creator Spiritus” by Maurice Duruflé


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  Music included in today's streaming church service is covered by a Christian Copyright  Solutions WORSHIPcast License. 

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