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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.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

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


God the Preserver of Man


Bryan Ashley, Organist

Psalm Prelude Set 1, Op. 32: No. 1 (Psalm 34:6) Herbert Howells

Finale: Andante (from Sonata VI) Felix Mendelssohn

Hymn 253

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.

Scriptural Selection

Deut.  6:4,5. 7:6-8 (to 2nd ,), 13-15 (to ;).    8:11,12,14 (to 2nd ,), 17,18.


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

Hymn 517

Joyfully We’re Singing

Words not listed due to copyright restrictions



Teddy Crecelius, Guest Soloist

God is my shepherd     Translation from Czech, translator unknown, Music Anton Dvořák

God is my shepherd, I want for nothing.
My rest is in the pleasant meadows.
He leadeth me where quiet waters flow.

My fainting soul He doth restore,
and guideth me in the ways of peace,
to glorify His name.

And though in death’s dark valley my steps must wander,
my spirit shall not fear, for Thou are by me still.

Thy rod and staff are with me,
and they shall comfort me.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Numbers 6:24
The Lord bless you and keep you:

Responsive Reading:

Numbers 6:25, 26 and
Psalms 107:1, 2, 4–7, 9, 14, 20, 21; 115:12 (to 2nd ;)

25 The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and
be gracious to you:
26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and
give you peace.
1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures for ever!
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble
4 Some wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way to a city to dwell in;
5 hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress;
7 he led them by a straight way,
till they reached a city to dwell in.
9 For he satisfies him who is thirsty,
and the hungry he fills with good things.
14 he brought them out of darkness and gloom,
and broke their bonds asunder.
20 he sent forth his word, and healed them,
and delivered them from destruction.
21 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wonderful works to the sons of men!
12 The Lord has been mindful of us; he will bless us;

Bible verses in the Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

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

Cantabile (from Allegro vivace of Organ Symphony No. 1)     Louis Vierne

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Hymn 384

Francois H. Barthélémon

When God is seen with men to dwell,
And all creation makes anew,
What tongue can half the wonders tell,
What eye the dazzling glories view?

Celestial streams shall gently flow,
The wilderness shall joyful be;
On parched ground shall lilies grow
And gladness spring on every tree;

The weak be strong, the fearful bold,
The deaf shall hear, the dumb shall sing,
The lame shall walk, the blind behold,
And joy through all the earth shall ring.

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


Gen. 32:30 I


Final  (from Organ Symphony No. 1)     Louis Vierne


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