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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, December 1, 2019
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
Bryan Ashley, Organist
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, by Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. M. Duruflé)
Méditation, by Maurice Duruflé
Henry Francis Lyte
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death's sting? where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
Eph 6: 10 [my brethren] - 17;
I Chron 29:11
Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy
(Read in context)
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-
Music © The Christian Science Board of Directors.
Teddy Crecelius, Guest Soloist
Now Will I Praise the Lord With All My Heart
Words from Psalm 34:1-7, translated from German by Richard T. Gore,
Heinrich Scheutz, music; R. Gord, figured bass
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
Exodus 15:6 (to ;), 7 (to ;)
Your right hand, LORD, is awesome in power; . . .
In majestic triumph you overthrow your foes;
The Golden Text is from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version — Second Edition.
Psalms 31:1, 3–5, 13–16, 23 (to :), 24
1 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.
4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.
5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
14 But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.
15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.
23 O love the Lord, all ye his saints:
24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
27 For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
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
Non troppo lento in E (from "L'Organiste"), by César Franck
God is my strong salvation;
What foe have I to fear?
In darkness and temptation,
My light, my help is near:
Though hosts encamp around me,
Firm in the fight I stand;
What terror can confound me,
With God at my right hand?
Place on the Lord reliance;
My heart, with courage wait;
His truth be thine affiance,
When faint and desolate:
His might thy heart shall strengthen,
His love thy joy increase;
Thy day shall mercy lengthen:
The Lord will give thee peace.
Scientific Statement of Being
Pièce héroïque, by César Franck
The Golden Text is from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version—Second Edition Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by permission.
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