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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, August 12, 2018

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




Bryan Ashley, Organist

Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost, BWV 667                         Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude on "Veni Creator Spiritus"                                       Maurice Duruflé

 Hymn 482

Lyrics by Graça de Maria Amorim dos Santos; Eng. tr. CSPS
God created us in His own image,
All the universe is His creation too;
He created us as His reflection,
Filling us with wisdom, bold and true.

Life is made for living to the fullest,
Spirit made us knowing who we truly are,
Knowing how to see reality,
Pure and innocent and free,
Made in the likeness of our God.

This clear view of man is perfect,
Seen in all the radiance of light;
Here we find our nature revealed,
Spiritual and whole in God’s sight.

Everything our Master Jesus taught us
Showed the way to love each other dearly,
When he healed the sick and freed the sinner,
Seeing them in God’s own light so clearly.

As we gain the perfect understanding
That eternal Mind is the All-in-all,
We shall come to see reality,
Pure and innocent and free,
Made in the likeness of our God.

Portuguese Words, English translation © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

1 Cor  3:18 (to 1st .).    2:11-16


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

Hymn 568

Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy
Communion Hymn

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.



Guest Soloist, Tara Talbot

God is Spirit                                                          J.S. Bach (arr. Stanley Jackson)

God is Spirit, God is here,
God is All and God is everywhere.
Only good did He create,
Only good is theirs who on Him wait.
Man is made in God’s reflections,
Dwells he now in His protection,
God is Spirit, God is here,
God is All and God is everywhere.
God is Life, in whom we dwell,
His with Him we know that all is well.
God is Life in whom we move,
He whose everpresence we may prove.
So we find our true relation
Perfect man as God’s creation.
God is Life in whom we dwell,
Hid with Him we know that all is well.
God is Spirit, God is here,
God is All and God is everywhere.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Job 33:4

The Spirit of God has made me,
and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 139:1–3, 7–11; 143:10, 11 (to :)

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,
dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all
life, and breath, and all things;
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being;
1 O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of
11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name’s sake:

The Golden Text is from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version ® .

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

Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost                                             Johann Pachelbel

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Hymn 475

Lyrics by Mildred Spring Case

Forget not who you are, O child of God,
For God demands of you reflection pure;
Your heritage is goodly, and your home,
In Spirit’s warm embrace, is safe, secure.

You are the child of Spirit, sinless, pure—
Yours is a perfect beauty, born of Soul—
Complete with health, vitality, and grace.
For is not God, your Father, perfect, whole?

Your understanding, too, comes straight from God.
For in that Mind, magnificent and clear,
You are conceived by Love, a perfect child,
Unhampered by the flesh, or doubt, or fear.

So now look up to God's pure holy light
And greet with fearless joy each coming day.
Of royal birth, you are a King's own child—
And God is yours, and you are God's alway.

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


1 Sam 10:6 the spirit


Fantasia on Come Holy Spirit, BWV 651                                                 J.S. Bach


Due to the copyright ownership of others, we cannot post certain hymn words from the Christian Science Hymnal and the Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430-603. Hymn words that are displayed may be © The Christian Science Board of Directors and may not be used or reprinted without permission. For more information, email

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