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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, April 21, 2019

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

Louis E. Benjamin, First Reader

Diane Uttley Marrapodi, Second Reader

Subject: 

Doctrine of Atonement

Prelude

Bryan Ashley, Organist

In Death's Grasp the Saviour Lay, BWV 625, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Mors et Ressurectio, by Jean Langlais

Hymn 413

Frances Thompson Hill

Let us sing of Easter gladness
That rejoices every day,
Sing of hope and faith uplifted;
Love has rolled the stone away.
Lo, the promise and fulfillment,
Lo, the man whom God hath made,
Seen in glory of an Easter
Crowned with light that cannot fade.

When we touch Truth's healing garment
And behold Life's purity,
When we find in Love the refuge
That is man's security,
When we turn from earth to Spirit,
And from self have won release,
Then we see the risen Saviour;
Then we know his promised peace.

Living meekly as the Master,
Who of God was glorified,
Looking ever to the radiance
Of his wondrous Eastertide;
Freed of fear, of pain, and sorrow,
Giving God the honor due,
Every day will be an Easter
Filled with benedictions new.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Scriptural Selection

1 Peter 1:  3, 4.  4:1, 2, 12, 13. 5: 10 the God, 11. 4: 14 happy (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 257

Mary Baker Eddy
“Christ My Refuge”

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.

Notices

Solo

Désirée Goyette, Guest Soloist

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Désirée Goyette, music and words

And Jesus, knowing their thoughts
and seeing the inevitability of the fulfillment of scripture,
counseled and comforted his disciples...

Let not your heart be troubled,
Neither be thou dismayed.
I go unto my Father
Yet the Spirit of Truth abides forever.

Let not your heart be troubled,
Neither be thou dismayed.

Though with your eyes ye may not see me
Look to your heart for there you'll find me.

I will not leave you comfortless.
You need not be afraid,
Let not your heart be troubled,
Neither be thou dismayed.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Ephesians 5:2 walk

. . . walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.

Responsive Reading:

Isaiah 52:7, 9, 10
Romans 5:1–5, 10, 11

7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

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

Prelude, by Flor Peeters

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Hymn 19

Based on the Danish of Hans A. Brorson

Hymn words unavailable for posting.

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

1 John 1: 3 truly, 4 that

Postlude

Toccata (from Organ Symphony No. 5), by Charles-Marie Widor

Copyright

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