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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, May 31, 2020  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader

Subject: ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED

Prelude

Bryan Ashley, Organist

Tiento, Improvisation and Meditation (from Medieval Suite), by Jean Langlais

Hymn 347

Una R. Lias, words
Edward Hodges, music

Though mountains may depart from thee,
And hills be far removed,
His kindness shall remain with thee,
His covenant be proved.

O thou afflicted, tossed with doubt,
God bids the storm to cease;
His children shall be taught of Him
And great shall be their peace.

Established in His righteousness,
He holds thee free from fear;
No weapon formed against His own
Shall prosper nor come near.

All tongues that rise condemning thee
Are silenced by His word;
This is thy precious heritage,
Thou servant of the Lord.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

Psalm 140: 1, 2 [to ;]
Num. 23: 5 the, 7, 8, 11, 12, 16, 19, 20, 23 [to :]

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 31

Mary Baker Eddy, words
Eaton Faning, 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 by permission of the executor of the late Dr. Joseph Eaton Faning.

Notices

Solo

Soloist: William Burden

Thine is the Greatness
Words from I Chron 29:11, & Ps 61:3,4
J. Lamont Galbraith, music

Thine, O Lord,
is the greatness and the power,
and glory, and the victory, and the majesty:
therefore, O Lord, we praise Thy name,
therefore, O Lord, we praise Thy name.
Thine is the kingdom, the kingdom,
O lord, and Thou art exalted as head above all.
Thine, O Lord,
is the greatness and the power,
and glory, and the victory, and the majesty:
For Thou hast been a shelter for me,
and a strong tower,
and strong tower from the enemy, the enemy.
I will abide in Thy tabernacle for ever,
I will trust in the power of Thy wings.
Thine, O Lord,
is the greatness and the power, and glory,
and the victory, and the majesty:
therefore, O Lord, we praise Thy name,
therefore, O Lord, we praise Thy name.
Thine is the kingdom, the kingdom,
O lord, and Thou art exalted as head above all.
Thine, O Lord,
is the greatness and the power,
and glory, and the victory, and the majesty:

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Nahum 1:9 (to :), 15 for
What do ye imagine against the Lord? he will make an utter end: . . . for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.

Responsive Reading:

Lamentations 3:22, 23, 26, 41, 46, 60, 61, 64
Psalms 7:1, 9, 10; 92:4

22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.
41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
46 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
60 Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me.
61 Thou hast heard their reproach, O Lord, and all their imaginations against me;
64 Render unto them a recompence, O Lord, according to the work of their hands.
1 O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

The 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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“There Is a Spirit That Delights to Do No Evil...”, by Ned Rorem


Hymn 267

Emily F. Seal, words
Henry Smart, music

Our God is All-in-all,
His children cannot fear;
See baseless evil fall,
And know that God is here.

Our God is All; in space
No subtle error creeps;
We see Truth's glowing face,
And Love that never sleeps.

We see creative Mind,
The Principle, the Life;
And Soul and substance find,
But never discord, strife.

O, Perfect and Divine,
We hear Thy loving call,
And seek no earthly shrine
But crown Thee Lord of all.

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

Job 5:19 there

Postlude

Thou art the rock (from Byzantine Sketches), by Henri Mulet

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.

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