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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, November 10, 2019  

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

Moji George, First Reader
Josh Niles, Second Reader



Bryan Ashley, Organist

“There Is a Spirit That Delights to Do No Evil...”, by Ned Rorem
"...No darkness at all...", by Ned Rorem
Contemplation on Tallis' Canon (Hymn 272), by Richard Purvis

Hymn 416

Kate L. Colby, adapted

Be true and list the voice within,
Be true unto thy high ideal,
Thy perfect self, that knows no sin,
That self that is the only real.

God is the only perfect One:
My perfect self is one with Him;
So man is seen as God's own son,
When Truth dispels the shadows dim.

True to our God whose name is Love,
We shall fulfill our Father's plan;
For true means true to God above,
To self, and to our fellow-man.

Scriptural Selection

Isaiah 52:1 (to:), 2
I Corinthians 15: 45 [from 'The first’], 47, 48, 50, 57


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

Hymn 207

Mary Baker Eddy

"Mother's Evening Prayer"

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.



Rebecca Minor, Soloist

Finding the Christ in Me
Peter Link, words and music

Oh God, to Thee I turn.
Touch now this life.

On bended knee
I come to Thee,
Lost in the dark of night.
Feeling you near,
I seek your care,
under your wings of light

Here is Christ,
Here in my life,
watching over me.
In this state
truth is revealed.

I’m seeking the Christ in Thee
and finding the Christ in me.

On bended knee
I come to Thee,
seeking the narrow way.
I leave behind
this mortal mind,
these tired feet of clay.

All my life
I’ve tried to live
closer still to Thee.

As I strive,
As I achieve,
I’m seeking the Christ in Thee
And finding the Christ in me.

Here in my heart,
My heart of hearts,
here in this quiet place.
Here’s where the Christ
abides with me,
here in this silent grace.
God’s great love
shows me the way.
Here’s where I must be.
In this space,
In love’s embrace,
I’m seeking the Christ in Thee
and finding the Christ in me.

Words and Music © Westrax Music Publishing

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text: 

Psalms 90:9 we, 17 let (to :)
. . . we spend our years as a tale that is told. . . . let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us:

Responsive Reading:

Ecclesiastes 2:1, 3, 4, 8 (to :), 9–11
Psalms 77:1, 11; 4:6 Lord

1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.
3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:
8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces:
9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.
11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
11 I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
6 . . . Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

 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

Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost, by Johann Pachelbel

Hymn 382

Emily F. Seal

What is thy birthright, man,
Child of the perfect One;
What is thy Father's plan
For His beloved son?

Thou art Truth's honest child,
Of pure and sinless heart;
Thou treadest undefiled
In Christly paths apart.

Vain dreams shall disappear
As Truth dawns on the sight;
The phantoms of thy fear
Shall flee before the light.

Take then the sacred rod;
Thou art not error's thrall;
Thou hast the gift of God-
Dominion over all.

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 from the New King James Version.


Psalm 20: 8 [from ‘we’]


Chorale variations on "Veni Creator Spiritus", by Maurice Duruflé


The Correlative Scripture is from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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