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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 19, 2018

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




Bryan Ashley, Organist

Slow Air for Organ No. 1 (arr. Robin Wells)                                   Herbert Howells
Cantilène (from Suite Brève)                                                         Jean Langlais

 Hymn 66

Violet Hay

From these Thy children gathered in Thy name,
From hearts made whole, from lips redeemed from woe,
Thy praise, O Father, shall forever flow.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

O perfect Life, in Thy completeness held,
None can beyond Thy omnipresence stray;
Safe in Thy Love, we live and sing alway
Alleluia! Alleluia!

O perfect Mind, reveal Thy likeness true,
That higher selfhood which we all must prove,
Joy and dominion, love reflecting Love.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou, Soul, inspiring—give us vision clear,
Break earth-bound fetters, sweep away the veil,
Show the new heaven and earth that shall prevail.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Scriptural Selection

1 Cor 14:6-10, 15.     13:9,10,12 then


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

Hymn 4

Abiel Abbot Livermore

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.



Guest Soloist, Teddy Crecelius

Christ My Refuge                                                   Mary Baker Eddy

O’er waiting harpstrings of the mind
There sweeps a strain,
Low, sad, and sweet, whose measures bind
The power of pain,

And wake a white-winged angel throng
Of thoughts, illumed
By faith, and breathed in raptured song,
With love perfumed.

Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show
Life’s burdens light.
I kiss the cross, and wake to know
A world more bright.

And o’er earth’s troubled, angry sea
I see Christ walk,
And come to me, and tenderly,
Divinely talk.

Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock,
Upon Life’s shore,
’Gainst which the winds and waves can shock,
Oh, nevermore!

From tired joy and grief afar,
And nearer Thee,—
Father, where Thine own children are,
I love to be.

My prayer, some daily good to do
To Thine, for Thee;
An offering pure of Love, whereto
God leadeth me.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Psalms 118:14

The Lord is my strength and song, and
is become my salvation.

Responsive Reading:

Isaiah 55:3 (to ;), 12; 35:1 the desert, 2 (to :), 3, 5, 6, 8 (to 1st ;), 10

3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your
soul shall live;
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with
peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth
before you into singing, and all the trees of the field
shall clap their hands.
1 . . . the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with
joy and singing:
3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the
feeble knees.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 Then
shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue
of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters
break out, and streams in the desert.
8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and
it shall be called The way of holiness;
10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and
come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their
heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow
and sighing shall flee away.

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

My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord, BWV 648                                       Johann Sebastian Bach

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Hymn 180

Based on the Danish of
Jens N. L. Schjørring

Love the Lord thy God:
Love is staff and rod
For heart and soul and mind.
In this command forever strong,
To silence thoughts of wrong
All laws fulfillment find.

Here we rest content:
Good from God is sent
Where seeds of Love are sown.
Who as himself his neighbor loves,
By constant purpose proves
His neighbor’s good his own.

They whose every thought
Still from Love is sought,
In Soul, not flesh, abide.
Love’s presence gives a joy untold:
Now may we all behold
The Spirit and the bride.

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


3 John 1:2 prosper


Procession                                                                       Henri Mulet


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