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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, October 22, 2017

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


Probation After Death


Slow Air for Organ No. 1 (arr. Robin Wells) by Herbert Howells
Tranquillo, ma con moto (from Six Short Pieces for Organ)
Pastorale (Psalm 23) by Eric Thiman

Hymn 540

Mother’s Evening Prayer
Mary Baker Eddy

O gentle presence, peace and joy and power;
O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour,
Thou Love that guards the nestling’s faltering flight!
Keep Thou my child on upward wing tonight.

Love is our refuge; only with mine eye
Can I behold the snare, the pit, the fall:
His habitation high is here, and nigh,
His arm encircles me, and mine, and all.

O make me glad for every scalding tear,
For hope deferred, ingratitude, disdain!
Wait, and love more for every hate, and fear
No ill,—since God is good, and loss is gain.

Beneath the shadow of His mighty wing;
In that sweet secret of the narrow way,
Seeking and finding, with the angels sing:
“Lo, I am with you alway,”—watch and pray.

No snare, no fowler, pestilence or pain;
No night drops down upon the troubled breast,
When heaven’s aftersmile earth’s tear-drops gain,
And mother finds her home and heav’nly rest.

Scriptural Selection

Romans 6:1,2 (to .),3, 4 that,5,6,11,22 being.8:11


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

Hymn 131

L. T. Caswell

I am the way, the truth, the life,
Our blessed Master said;
And whoso to the Father comes,
Must in my pathway tread:

A way that is not hedged with forms;
A truth, too large for creeds;
A life, indwelling, deep and broad,
That meets the heart’s great needs.

To point that living way, to speak
The truth that makes men free,
To bring that quick’ning life from heaven,
Is highest ministry.



William Burden, Soloist
Title: Awake All Ye People

Words from the Bible
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach

Awake all ye people, for now ye are free,
your Saviour has risen from the dead,
your Saviour lives, your Saviour lives.

For he hath destroyed the last enemy.
For God hath put all things under his feet.
Your God is Life and All-in-all.
Your God is Life and All-in-all, and All-in-all.

If ye then be risen, be risen with Christ,
then seek ye those things which are above,
which are above, which are above.

Set not your affections on things on the earth,
but set your affections on things above.
Your life is hid with Christ in God.
Your life is hid with Christ in God, with Christ in God.

Text: 1 Cor. 15: 20, 26-28; Col. 3: 1-3

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

John 17:3 this
. . . this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Responsive Reading:

John 5:1 there, 19–21, 24, 25; Psalms 46:1, 7 (to ;), 10 (to :)
1 . . . there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
10 Be still, and know that I am God:

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

Alle Menschen müssen sterben, BWV 643 by J.S. Bach

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Hymn 370

William Goode

How blest are they whose hearts are pure;
From guile their thoughts are free,
To them shall God reveal Himself,
They shall His glory see.

They truly rest upon His word
In fullest light of love;
In this their trust, they ask no more
Than guidance from above.

They who in faith unmixed with doubt
Th’ engrafted word receive,
Whom every sign of heavenly power
Persuades, and they believe,—

For them far greater things than these
Doth Christ the Lord prepare;
Whose bliss no human heart can reach,
No human voice declare.


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


Colossians 3:3 your 


Fugue in C Major, BWV 547/2 by J.S. Bach


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