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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, February 18, 2018
Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Aspiration by John E. West
Cantilène (from Suite Brève) by Jean Langlais
Maria Louise Baum
In Thee, my God and Saviour,
Forevermore the same,
My spirit hath rejoicing,
For holy is Thy name.
My soul doth magnify the Lord,
Sing all in glad accord!
Praise Him who lifts the lowly,
For faithful is His word.
I magnify and bless Thee,
For faithful is Thy word.
Thou who alone art mighty
Hast done to me great things,
Remembrance of Thy mercy
Sure help to Israel brings.
Thy power, O Lord, will I extol,
Who hast redeemed my soul;
I praise Thee, Lord, with gladness,
For Thou hast made me whole.
I magnify and bless Thee,
For Thou hast made me whole.
Psalm 34:12,22.21:6.139:3-5,7,11,12,14,17,18,23 (to 1st :),24 and lead
Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)
"Feed My Sheep"
Mary Baker Eddy
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.
Gwen Eagleton, Soloist
Title: So Good is God
Text from the poem by Ruth Burden Babcock
(Christian Science Journal, November 1951)
Music: Adrienne Tindall
So good is God, we need not fear to trust Him.
He will requite the faithful, loving heart.
No child of His has ever been forsaken
Or left bewildered in a world apart.
God sent His Son to help us in our journey
From sense to Soul, from darkness into light,
And as we lift our thinking nearer heaven
His goodness dawns upon our inward sight.
“I am the Way,” assured our loving Master,
And we must pass beneath his guiding rod;
But never has he bruised a lamb, or touched it
Except to lead it home – so good is God.
Words © The Christian Science Publishing Society
Music © Adrienne Tindall
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
There are many who say, “Who will show us any good?” Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.
The Golden Text is from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
I Kings 18:46 the (to ;); 19:5, 7–12
46 . . . the hand of the Lord was on Elijah;
5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
7 And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.
8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
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
Prelude by Flor Peeters
Based on the Danish of
Jens N. L. Schjørring
Love the Lord thy God:
Love is staff and rod
For heart and soul and mind.
In this command forever strong,
To silence thoughts of wrong
All laws fulfillment find.
Here we rest content:
Good from God is sent
Where seeds of Love are sown.
Who as himself his neighbor loves,
By constant purpose proves
His neighbor’s good his own.
They whose every thought
Still from Love is sought,
In Soul, not flesh, abide.
Love’s presence gives a joy untold:
Now may we all behold
The Spirit and the bride.
Scientific Statement of Being
I John 3: 1-3
Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161 by Dietrich Buxtehude
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