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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, November 11, 2018
Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Adam and Fallen Man
Bryan Ashley, Organist
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 537/1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Nimrod (from "Enigma" Variations for orchestra, Op. 36) by Edward Elgar (arr. Pierre Gouin)
“Satisfied” by Mary Baker Eddy
It matters not what be thy lot,
So Love doth guide;
For storm or shine, pure peace is thine,
And of these stones, or tyrants’ thrones,
God able is
To raise up seed—in thought and deed—
To faithful His.
Aye, darkling sense, arise, go hence!
Our God is good.
False fears are foes—truth tatters those,
Love looseth thee, and lifteth me,
Ayont hate’s thrall:
There Life is light, and wisdom might,
And God is All.
The centuries break, the earth-bound wake,
Who doth His will—His likeness still—
Acts 9: 1-6, 20, 21 (to 2nd ,), 22. 2: 38 be baptized, 39
Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Love,
With light and comfort from above;
Be Truth our guardian, Love our guide,
O’er every thought and step preside,
Be God our guide.
The light of Truth to us display,
That we may know and choose Your way;
Plant holy joy in every heart,
That we from You may ne’er depart,
Plant joy in every heart.
Lead us, O Christ, the living Way,
Nor let us from your precepts stray;
Lead us to God, our heavenly rest,
That we may be forever blest,
Simon Browne, adapt., alt.
Words adaptation © 1932, renewed 1960 The Christian Science Board of Directors.
Rebecca Minor, Soloist
EVEN AS THE FATHER
Music by Désirée Goyette
Lyrics: Désirée Goyette
Not of the earth, not of the dust,
God’s man innocent and pure
Man is not fallen, man cannot fail
For his heritage is holy secure
Shining reflections, children of light
Singing through the darkest night
Strengthened by Spirit, conquering ev’ry lie
With the “loveliness of Love” which never dies
“Be ye therefore perfect even as the Father”
Ev’ry step a moment of glorious birth
For man is upright, he is not fallen,
Not of the earth
And so the Shepherd has washed them clean
Robed in radiance, crowned in light
Claim all His blessings, make them your own
For each blessing is your noble right
“Be ye therefore perfect even as the Father”
Ev’ry step a moment of dignity
For man is upright, he is upright
Arise, God’s man is free!
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
Golden Text: Ecclesiastes 7:13 (to :), 29 God (to ;)
Consider the work of God: . . . God hath made man upright;
Responsive Reading: Genesis 1:1, 3, 4, 26 (to :), 27, 31 (to 1 st .); 2:1, 6–8, 21 (to :)
Romans 13:11 now, 12
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept:
11 . . . now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.
Offertory and collection
Elevation in F (from Heures Mystiques, Op. 29) Léon Boëllmann
Joachim Neander; tr. Robert Bridges; adapt. Fenella Bennetts, alt.
Words adaptation © 2008 Fenella Bennetts.
All my hope on God is founded;
Day by day my trust is new.
Through the trials of life He guides me,
Only good and only true.
God alone, dearly known,
Calls my heart to be His own.
Earthly treasures, pride and glory,
Human power and worldly trust,
Though with care and toil are builded,
In the end will fall to dust.
But God's power, hour by hour,
Is my temple and my tower.
Daily does th'almighty Giver
Bounteous gifts on us bestow.
Love's desire our soul delighteth,
Joy attends us where we go.
Blessings stand at God's hand,
Healing flows at Love's command.
Now from man to God eternal
Endless thanks and praise be sung.
Hearts made new are anthems raising
Through the love of Christ, His Son.
Hear God's call, one and all,
We who follow shall not fall.
Scientific Statement of Being
I John 3: 1-3
Col 2: 6 ye (to ,), 10 (to ,)
Final (from Organ Symphony No. 1) Louis Vierne
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