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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, October 21, 2018

Mary Gottschalk, Guest Second Reader

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


Doctrine of Atonement


Bryan Ashley, Organist

Hymn Tune Prelude on "Rhosymedre", by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Prelude on "Union Seminary", by Charles Callahan

Hymn 573

Mary Baker Eddy
“Feed My Sheep”

Shepherd, show me how to go
O'er the hillside steep,
How to gather, how to sow, —
How to feed Thy sheep;
I will listen for Thy voice,
Lest my footsteps stray;
I will follow and rejoice
All the rugged way.

Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,
Wound the callous breast,
Make self-righteousness be still,
Break earth's stupid rest.
Strangers on a barren shore,
Lab'ring long and lone,
We would enter by the door,
And Thou know'st Thine own;

So, when day grows dark and cold,
Tear or triumph harms,
Lead Thy lambkins to the fold,
Take them in Thine arms;
Feed the hungry, heal the heart,
Till the morning's beam;
White as wool, ere they depart,
Shepherd, wash them clean.

Scriptural Selection

Eph.  2:4-6 God, 10 (to 2nd ,), 14, 18, 19, 20 Jesus, 21, 22.


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

Hymn 464

W. Brian Cork

Dear Master, may I follow thee
With holy, deep sincerity,
Forming each thought to Christly mold,
Feeling your peace my heart enfold.

Lead me to worship God aright,
In truth, in spirit, seek the light;
Loving pure good with heart and soul,
Loving each neighbor, perfect, whole.

May I perceive all being one,
Perfect Father, perfect son;
Let me hold fast this heavenly view,
Finding each day my life made new.

May I see mortal self dissolve,
Take up the cross with firm resolve,
Seeking the victor's crown each day,
Humble and loving all the way.



Kendra Scott Fogg, Guest Soloist

Craig Courtney, Composer
Maltbie D. Babcock, Lyricist

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Micah 6:8 the

. . . the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

The Golden Text is from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

Responsive Reading:

Leviticus 16:2 the (to ;), 3
Hebrews 9:6, 11, 12; 10:1, 22, 24, 36

2 . . . the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark;
3 Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.
6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

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

Récit de Chromhorne, by François Couperin

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Hymn 524

Mindy Jostyn, Alt.

Like a river that runs to the ocean,
Like a ray reaching out from the sun,
Like a branch and the tree, a drop and the sea,
I and my Father are one.

And may each of us claim it as truly
As Jesus, who came as God's son,
And may each of us know in the depths of our soul,
I and my Father are one.

One in beauty, one in truth,
One in the asking, one in the proof,
One in time and one in space,
One in the goodness that flows from God's grace.


Though our fears may estrange and divide us,
May we seek to dissolve them through love.
We are sister and brother, each bound to the other,
One with our Father above.

One in purpose, one in power,
One in the Spirit, blessing each hour,
One in kindness, one in peace,
One in the Mind that makes all trouble cease.


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


Ecc 4:8 (to 1st ;)


Hymn to the Sun, by Louis Vierne


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