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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 15, 2018
Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?
Robert MacKusick, Guest First Reader
Consolation by Franz Liszt
The Christian warrior, see him stand
In all the armor of his God;
The Spirit’s sword is in his hand;
His feet are with the gospel shod:
In panoply of truth complete,
Salvation’s helmet on his head,
With righteousness, a breastplate meet,
And faith’s broad shield before him spread.
With this omnipotence he moves;
From this the alien armies flee;
Until he more than conqueror proves,
Through Christ, who gives him victory.
Thus strong in his Redeemer’s strength,
Sin, death and hell he tramples down,
Fights his good fight and wins at length,
Through mercy, an immortal crown.
I Corinthians 15:50-58
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—
Rebecca Minor, Soloist
Title: Soul’s Art Healing You
Music by John F. Wilson
Words by Godfrey John
Words not available due to copyright.
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
Isaiah 41:12 They
. . . They who war against you will be as nothing, as nothing at all.
The Golden Text is from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. (www.Lockman.org)
Zephaniah 3:17, 19 I will, 20; Psalms 25:6, 7, 15; 30:7 (to :), 11, 12
17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
19 . . . I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.
20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord.
6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.
15 Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
7 Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong:
11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
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
Meditation by Flor Peeters
Press on, press on, ye sons of light,
Untiring in your holy fight,
Still treading each temptation down,
And battling for a brighter crown.
Press on, press on, and fear no foe,
With calm resolve to triumph go;
Victorious over every ill,
Press on to higher glory still.
Press on, press on, still look in faith
To Him who conquers sin and death;
Then shall ye hear His word, Well done!
True to the last, press on, press on.
Scientific Statement of Being
I John 3: 1-3
Toccata in D minor, BuxWV 155 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Due to the copyright ownership of others, we cannot post certain hymn words from the Christian Science Hymnal and the Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430-603. Hymn words that are displayed may be © The Christian Science Board of Directors and may not be used or reprinted without permission. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy together serve as pastor for Sunday church services and Wednesday testimony meetings at all Christian Science churches, societies, and informal groups around the world.